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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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2016   2015  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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In season two, episode seven, after an early reference to Blade Runner (1982), we see the office building of private detective Arbogast [itself a reference to Martin Balsam's P.I. in Sir Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960)], set in the same building as was J.F. Sebastian's apartment in Blade Runner (1982) (The Bradbury). See more »

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Harry Chandler: I'm unable to enjoy sex. At the moment of congress, I experience shame and anticipate punishment.
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I wish this could find an audience
21 December 2016 | by jdollakSee all my reviews

I remember when I watched the first episode, I thought it was amusing, but sort of confusing. I wasn't entirely sure what kind of show I was watching. Gradually, that feeling goes away, and it's replaced with a strange affinity for these characters.

It's hard to say that each episode is plot driven. There's usually some sort of story going on, but the real charm is in the dialogue and the characters. There is a larger story, one that builds very slowly, but for the most part, these are characters that are self-focused, and their own issues tend to distract them from other things.

But that raises the other, more important point. For all of the peculiarities these characters have, and their broadly inappropriate behavior, there's something sort of beautiful about how they completely accept each other. The characters genuinely like each other. In fact, none of the characters seem to dislike other ones.

This approach makes scenarios that normally would feel like cringe comedy in other hands feel... sort of nice.

It's a shame it's been canceled after two seasons.

But I completely understand. Whenever I've tried to explain the appeal to other people, I find it hard to explain the premise.


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22 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Conversa Fiada See more »

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