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Breaking In: Pilot! [Apr. 6th, 2011|10:12 pm]
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First up - a big crowd of new Michael interviews!

Michael talks about being a geek

Behind the Scenes interview

Dutch is not a fighter, he’s a lover

Photoshoot video! Tattoos!

Breaking In Stills!

From tariel22 :How Michael got on the show

Thoughts and spoilers for ep#1 behind the cut



This episode was shot close on a year and a half ago so it will be interesting to contrast it with next week's ep (shot 8 weeks ago). Since Michael is going to be a regular cast member, his increase in screen time probably means a decrease for someone else? I'm guessing that will be the Master in Disguise character. Good actor, but the role was a little close to being Dwight for my taste.

The humour is gentler than I expected, not necessarily a bad thing. Oz is a father figure, nurturing Cameron. The tough safe cracker is a nice girl at heart; Cash, the prankster, just wants a buddy.

I hope the cake lady (Canadian character actor Jennifer Irwin) sticks around. My biggest laugh was her popping up at Cameron's elbow.

I loved seeing Michael. Pretty much his entire scene had been previewed so the element of surprise was missing - excited for brand new stuff next week! I like that Dutch, despite the cliches of his appearance, is actually a sweet guy and a caring boyfriend. It's a nice change from Michael's previous "jerk" roles like Kip and lets him play a little closer to home.

What did everyone think?
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[User Picture]From: cheerful_earl
2011-04-07 03:10 am (UTC)
I liked it. I'm not really a comedy person, but I'll definitely watch it. It was pretty funny, though I agree that the one guy's role was too close to Dwight for me.

Michael was awesome. I thought the matchbook house was actually adorable. I look forward to next week!

I didn't know the pilot was filmed so long ago! The differences will be interesting to see!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-04-07 03:19 am (UTC)
Michael was awesome. I thought the matchbook house was actually adorable. I look forward to next week!I didn't know the pilot was filmed so long ago! The differences will be interesting to see!
Everyone will look slightly older...!
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2011-04-07 04:05 am (UTC)
I really liked it! I was definitely laughing throughout. Though, the show went by too fast. It's nice to see Christian doing comedy again too.

Even though I've seen Michael's clip many times before, I still found it so adorable! I love Michael's description of Dutch too.

That cake lady kept cracking me up too. I actually liked everyone on the cast and they all seem to work well together so I definitely look forward to more eps. And I REALLY REALLY hope this lasts! :D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-04-07 10:48 pm (UTC)
It's exciting to have weekly Michael to look forward to - I hope he gets lots of scenes next week!

That cake lady kept cracking me up too. I actually liked everyone on the cast and they all seem to work well together so I definitely look forward to more eps. And I REALLY REALLY hope this lasts!
It scored 9.9 million viewers which is pretty good, so fingers crossed!
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2011-04-07 09:10 am (UTC)
I liked it! Not every joke hit the mark, but I laughed a lot, and I was completely charmed by the cast. Definitely needs more Michael! I'm very interested to see how they fit his character in, and of course I'll be rooting for Dutch to keep his girl. And really, who could resist his Papa Smurf?

Thanks for all the links! I watched/read/listened to every interview I could find, and one thing that really comes across in all of them is how much fun the actors are having making this show, and how much they like each other. I'm glad to know Michael has found (and helped make, no doubt) another happy set!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-04-07 10:43 pm (UTC)
I'm very interested to see how they fit his character in, and of course I'll be rooting for Dutch to keep his girl. And really, who could resist his Papa Smurf?
Exactly - who wouldn't want to leap into those arms? Lucky girl!

I'm excited to see Michael interact with the rest of the cast in upcoming episodes.

I could find, and one thing that really comes across in all of them is how much fun the actors are having making this show, and how much they like each other. I'm glad to know Michael has found (and helped make, no doubt) another happy set!
And introducing everyone to the wonder of Kenny Loggins!
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[User Picture]From: serenography
2011-04-07 03:49 pm (UTC)
Agreeing with everything tariel said. I laughed, not at everything, but enough to keep me watching. I thought the cast worked really well together and the concept allows for a lot of funny situations.

Michael's scene was my hands-down favorite, of course. The guy is a natural!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-04-07 10:41 pm (UTC)
I thought the cast worked really well together and the concept allows for a lot of funny situations.
The upcoming episodes sound like they take the crew all kinds of cool places - excited for the Comicon episode!

Michael's scene was my hands-down favorite, of course. The guy is a natural!
I love that he gets to play a sweetheart this time!
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2011-04-07 08:11 pm (UTC)
I liked it! It was better than I thought it would be actually - having seen loads of clips I thought it might not be that funny but when you put the clips together in the show it seems to work better. Michael was great obviously! Looking forward to seeing more Dutch in future eps!

I do wonder how they are going to give all the characters enough to do each week on a half hour show. Even from the clips I thought that the Dwight-like character might end up being written out after the pilot. I actually liked him more after seeing the whole ep but I'd still pick him as the one I'd least mind losing. I thought I might find Cash annoying but he was actually OK.

I'm off to watch it again now!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-04-07 10:39 pm (UTC)
I thought I might find Cash annoying but he was actually OK.
Yeah, I had thought he might just be catchphrase guy but he brought a little more sweetness to it.

Even from the clips I thought that the Dwight-like character might end up being written out after the pilot. I actually liked him more after seeing the whole ep but I'd still pick him as the one I'd least mind losing.
He did work better in context - didn't love the disguises but enjoyed his trickery of Cameron.

And yay for 6 more weeks of Michael-awesomeness!

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[User Picture]From: drusplace
2011-04-09 10:40 pm (UTC)
I liked it. It wasn't awesome, but it has potential. I'll watch more.

I still say it needs more Dutch. Do we know how many eps he's doing?
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-04-09 11:13 pm (UTC)
I still say it needs more Dutch. Do we know how many eps he's doing?
Fox ordered a test run of 7 episodes and Michael is in all of them! Originally, he was just supposed to have that tiny cameo in the pilot but critics liked him so much, they made him a regular!
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