First of all, there is no dialogue or script. They just say whatever comes to their minds, regardless of how relevant it is to the conversation. It is just two guys who think they are hilariously funny, sitting, eating, driving, and talking nonsense that only they would possibly care for, or maybe they even do not.
For some reason they think they can do the best impressions of male actors. The whole movie is just about who can impersonate Michael Caine better.
Finally, there is a third movie coming out this year, which I am assuming is exactly the same, but in a new country. So, consider this a review of that as well because I do not think they would do anything new except throwing in some Spanish words every now and then.
Boring, boring, booooooooring.
Most of the reviews here are based on teasers or trailers or half of the pilot episode. One individual even wrote a bad review because they were angry at CBS for broadcasting too many teasers?!!! Really?!!! Now about the show, I love the cast, and I think the pilot episode was hilarious. I will definitely keep on watching and hoping that it will survive.
Finally, a word for IMDb users who decide to watch or not to watch a show, based on reviews here. Don't fall into the trap of fake and targeted reviews. Give new shows a chance and be your own judge.
When I'm watching a movie, I'd like to press play and grab my popcorn or lay back on my chair and enjoy it. However, with this movie, my remote control is constantly in my hand because of the imbalanced sound mixing and editing.
Let me tell you what I mean... The music and action sound effects are SOOOOOO EXTREMELY loud that I have to turn the volume down every time. On the other hand, the actors' voices during dialogues were SOOOOO LOW that I have to turn the volume back up again.
You see what I mean??!!!! Too high...turn volume down...too low...turn volume up..too high...turn volume down....too low....turn volume up.....too high AGAIN...turn volume down AGAIN....too low AGAIN......turn volume high AGAIN...... See how annoying it is?!!! If there will be John Wick: Chapter Three, I seriously hope they consider a new sound mixing and editing team because the ones in 1 and 2 suck!
Some of the reasons behind the bad reviews are utterly ridiculous. Therefore, I am no longer choosing what I am going to watch based on IMDb reviews.
Finally, I want to add that I do not write reviews often, but after watching this movie and seeing the ridiculous comments and rating, I could not resist. If you want an hour and a half of fun, watch this movie.
I have not seen Season 4 because of this issue. It is extremely difficult to wait for more that a year to watch the extended / uncut version of the series.
I hope producers consider selling the show to a different channel.
The way the movie is written, shot, and directed is brilliant. I usually do not enjoy movies that go back and forth in time, but this is done well and for a purpose, which is revealing a twist every time, eventually putting together important pieces of the story.
Moreover, this is a movie that has wit in all the elements I have mentioned above.
Bottom line: it is a good movie that deserves to be seen. People should stop going after movies with "star power", in other words, movies with more famous actors, and should give such movies the appreciation they deserve.
The story line does not go anywhere. The way the characters act does not make sense at all. I waited and waited and waited hoping that eventually it will all come together and make sense, but it did not.
What a waste of time on my behalf, and a big waste of effort on the production's behalf. Even the "sex scenes" were dull.
I'm afraid after this show, I will be avoiding any project with Aaron Paul and Hugh Dancy in it. That's how disappointing this was. I was expecting something like The Following, that would keep me at the edge of my seat, but this show was the opposite: boring, boring, boring, boooooring.
'Casual' is one of the best drama series I have encountered within the past few years. It is very well written and acted. The story develops slowly but steadily, and towards the end of the season, you become hooked.
It portrays the characters' struggle with life and change in a very real manner. The recently divorced mother's struggle to fit in the world as a divorcée, who had missed on life because she got married and had a kid at an early age. The successful yet unhappy man who created an algorithm for people to find their perfect matches, yet his own system fails to find him a match when he creates a profile as his real self. The sexually active teenager girl who would do anything to get the attention of the older teacher she is in love with.
The lead actors Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey deliver raw and brilliant performances. When Eliza Coupe joined the cast, I felt she had completed the brilliance trinity. I really, really hope she comes back for the second season and becomes a regular on the show. She is one of the actresses that I really enjoy watching. I can say the same thing about Michaela and Tommy now that I have seen them in casual.
To sum up, 'Casual' is my favorite kind of drama that tingles your emotions.
Regarding 'The Invitation', the first 1 hour and 20 minutes just "build up" to what is coming next: 15 minutes of quick and easy deaths.
It was very easy to predict what is the "big and unexpected" revelation or twist. The moment they played the video of the dying woman and you realize a cult is involved, it became obvious that a mass murder or suicide was the intention behind the invitation.
I was expecting, or let me put it this way, it would have been much more dramatic if the characters were convinced to take their own lives. especially since it was mentioned that "everyone has suffered from a loss". The guy who showed up late for example, imagine that he had arrived 3 hours earlier for real and was convinced to take out his own life on video, and then the tape was played to his girlfriend, who thinks she has nothing to live for and was the first one to do it. I know this might sound a bit crazy, but I think it would have achieved a much better dramatic and intense outcome for viewers.
The only surprising element was the ending when they realize that it was not only them in this situation.
To sum up, the build up should have been much shorter and more suspenseful, and the last 20 minutes of the movie should have been more intense and better written and directed.
It was the most disappointing star-packed series I have ever seen. There should be a new category named 'Cheesy Comedy', and this series would be the first on that list.
The series and actors try so hard to deliver the funny element with no success, mainly because it does not exist. The weakest element in this series is the writing. There cannot be any argument when it comes to the actors, except for that this will be one of their biggest acting regrets.