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Blunt Talk 

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

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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 TV. 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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USA

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English

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22 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Conversa Fiada See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sir Patrick Stewart named the character for Sir Walter Blunt from William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I, his first Shakespearean role. 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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Daily life of Hollywood Patrick Stewart
6 September 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Blunt Talk seems like someone's drunken idea to mix Entourage and Episodes but with Patrick Stewart as the lead. If that's the case, that someone deserves a cookie. It's highly exaggerated, a bit juvenile take on superstar's career and personal life.The series might not hit all the comedic mark and it hinges on the veteran lead, but with enough material packed into thirty minutes episode as well as Stewart's charming performance, it's a respectably enjoyable viewing.

Walter Blunt is a British newscaster who finds an opportunity in Los Angeles, however after years of monotony his show has become stale. Not to mention he has all sort of personal vices that always put him into unsavory situations. Blunt then resorts to silly antics and the help of dubious characters to maintain his talk show.

The show is banking a lot on Patrick Stewart, and with lifetime experience he's fully equipped for even these quirky gags. Script is pretty funny, although it doesn't rise to the level of more polished comedy such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine. This is definitely not an in-depth social commentary about an idol lifestyle, just merry occasionally mindless ride through it. The comedy style works for most part simply because the contrasting nature of the usually composed actors and his exaggerated predicaments here.

It can be a bit crude sometimes, but watching the versatile Patrick Stewart tumbles around the celerity life is a gleeful spectacle.


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