Sacha Baron Cohen - new series


#101

Did this get any better? I watched the first one and couldn’t really be arsed with the others


#102

it did for me. it’s hit and miss but every episode has at least one knockout moment


#103

i’m probably guilty of it in this very thread but the amount of overanalysis of this show from the media has been pretty silly and is getting a bit old now. it’s a comedy sketch show, essentially, but i think journalists are treating it like Cohen was supposed to create a cohesive thesis out of it. tv critics in general are just a bit tedious like that


#104

To be fair, the whole marketing of the show essentially revolved around the fact that “Sacha Baron Cohen is back to save us”


#105

yeah you gotta market and push these things i guess. it did enough to make it seem somewhat ‘important’ though. like if it was all political satire they’d probably complain that it was too polemic.


#106

Clearly it fooled idiots like this person


#107

uggggghhh


#108

kind of amazed that Cohen essentially showed someone killing a protestor and somehow the show hasn’t done anything of note.


#109

In fact, I made an even bigger assumption: that the whole thing would be a Watergate-level undercover sting, where Trump and his associates would be lulled into admitting to a series of errors and crimes by a comedian playing the fool. I wanted it to be a parallel Mueller probe. I wanted it to make a tangible dent. Which, in retrospect, may have been a little too much to ask of a televised prank show.

just a bit mate, yeah


#110

still watching some of the sketches, the one where he goes to Gretchen Rossi’s house and alpha-dogs with her husband is comic genius


#111

only just seen this reply for some reason… thanks, that explains it!