- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 3
- Genre: Comedy,Sitcom
- Starring: Carolyn Dodd, Goya Robles, Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano, Sean Bridgers
- Studio: MGM
- Release Date: 2018
What’s it about
This turned out to be my favorite season of TV in 2017 (so far). It’s not for everyone, but if you love satire that pokes fun at both the movie industry and mob movies, you’ll love it. It’s like Episodes meets Breaking Bad. I’m a fan of the novel and the original movie. What makes this really stand out is that they didn’t just repeat the original story and expand it. Like Fargo the TV series, they keep the tone and world, but create a new story. Instead of Chili Palmer from Miami ending up Hollywood, it’s two low-rent fixer types from Pahrump, Nevada that end up in Hollywood. They go to do a collection, it doesn’t go well and they leave with a screenplay. Three hours later, they’re in the movie business. Chris O’Dowd and Sean Bridgers as the leads are excellent. So are Lidia Porto as their mob lady boss (she owns a casino in Pahrump and needs her money laundered) and Ray Romano as the D-list producer they end up working with. Ray Romano’s hairstyle, in particular, is genius. I watched it over the course of a couple nights and was very sad when it ended!