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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: 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!

Edited at 2011-04-07 10:39 pm (UTC)
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