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Blunt Talk 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2015–2016)
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A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.

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Jonathan Ames
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Series cast summary:
Patrick Stewart ...  Walter Blunt 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Adrian Scarborough ...  Harry Chandler 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Timm Sharp ...  Jim 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Dolly Wells ...  Celia 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Jacki Weaver ...  Rosalie Winter 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Mary Holland ...  Shelly 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Karan Soni ...  Martin 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Romany Malco ...  Bob Gardner 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Ken Weiler ...  Sam / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2016
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British newscaster Walter Blunt comes to Los Angeles, intent on conquering the world of American cable television. Through the platform of a nightly interview show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think, and behave. Unfortunately, Blunt is constantly harassed by interfering network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, and his numerous ex-wives and children. Blunt must now deal with the fallout from his well-intended but misguided actions, both on and off the air, with only an alcoholic manservant at his side.

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America's most trusted newsman... maybe. See more »

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Walter Blunt (Sir Patrick Stewart) was based on British journalist Piers Morgan. See more »

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Walter Blunt: What would I do without you, Harry?
Harry Chandler: What would I do without YOU, Major?
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Genius...
17 February 2016 | by drinkdrunkthedifferenceiSee all my reviews

For me this is a very rare 10 and an even rarer review. I should disclose to begin with that I have a pretty weighty man-crush on Jonathan Ames, the creator of the show. His memoirs, fiction, and TV work all have the same vibe of sweetly honest strangeness, and I find them all disarming and hilarious. He's a weird guy, but he's not ashamed or proud of it, he just presents it as is, and the result could maybe be described as absurdist realism? There's nothing fantastical about the world or the characters, but everything's just slightly off-kilter so that there's a vague surrealism pervading everything. (A comparison could be made with Miranda July's stuff.) But the human relations and emotions are completely real, and they manage to steer clear of mawkishness even though your heart's always feeling snug and warm by the end of an episode. You haven't laughed at anyone's expense, you've just laughed at humans being humans and trying to connect, and you switch the TV off and go to bed with a smile. This is my favourite of all Jonathan Ames' creations, I think. (Or is it only because I just now finished the first season? Maybe I'll go back and have another look at Bored to Death, just to make sure…)


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22 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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