Episodes is a fantastic television series with very well written episodes and a phenomenal comedic cast. It is a brilliant satire on the entertainment industry in general and tells it from the very fun perspectives of Sean and Beverly, two comedy writers from London getting their series remade by Americans. There is also a good arc and terrific character development throughout the series, it does not just have one episode after another with no connections, instead having a continuing story with characters building and changing throughout.
It does get to a point, I will admit, where it does not necessarily get worse, but does get safer. The first two seasons are consistently bold and always willing to try new things, but the other three do start to delve in to the realm of cliches and security blankets. It does not get significantly weaker, just a little less exciting.
The cast is all around spectacular and there are many brilliant comedic actors that come for a few episodes and leave, but out of the cast that stay throughout, Stephen Mangan and Tasmin Greig have a dynamic chemistry that constantly keeps the show grounded, John Pankow is an absolute scene stealer as Merc, and Kathleen Rose Perkins plays a delightfully complex role as Carol that is consistently entertaining. However, the highlight is without a doubt Matt LeBlanc as, well, Matt LeBlanc, he plays a horribly exaggerated version of himself that is selfish, pompous, narcissistic, and you can see he is constantly having a blast doing it, which makes it so much fun to watch, and see him do something so different from what we all came to know and love him from in Friends, proving he is not a one trick pony.
A riot from beginning to end. Consistently stays afloat, big laughs and came to a close at a perfect time, Episodes is a comedy series that I would highly recommend.
A British couple/writing duo travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British comedy series, but their lives change forever when Matt LeBlanc is casted as the lead.
Best Performance: Matt LeBlanc
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