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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 22, 2015
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: Gruff British newsman Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart) moves to Los Angeles with his manservant Harry (Adrian Scarborough) to host a cable news talk show in this comedy created by Jonathan Ames.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Aug 21, 2015
    91
    It's quite a combination of ideas, and what holds them together is the author's distinct, compelling voice, alongside Stewart's utter magnetism.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Aug 20, 2015
    80
    Strange, off-the-wall, and even slightly mad.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Sep 11, 2015
    80
    There is a tenderness that runs through the series and makes the trip worth taking, however improbable the road.
  4. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Aug 20, 2015
    50
    [Patrick Stewart is] a fantastic sport about the silly things asked of him, but that just makes it more of a shame that the show's writing doesn't do better by him.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Aug 21, 2015
    50
    [Blunt Talk] is dull, depressing, charm-free, puerile and pointless. You’ll have more fun slapping yourself in the head with a spoon for a half-hour.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Aug 21, 2015
    40
    Stewart gives a terrific performance, gliding through a song-and-dance fantasy in the second episode, and, throughout, delivering his lines with astutely timed gusto. It’s too bad the lines aren’t funny.
  7. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Aug 6, 2015
    20
    Perversely unpleasant workplace comedy. [10-23 Aug 2015, p.12]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Aug 23, 2015
    10
    Patrick Stewart as Walter Blunt (a news personality with drooping ratings for a major network) reminds me, in tone, of his voice acting forPatrick Stewart as Walter Blunt (a news personality with drooping ratings for a major network) reminds me, in tone, of his voice acting for American Dad. Authority and gravitas mixed with an amusing level of insanity. His manservant, Harry (Adrian Scarborough), evokes a somewhat more competent version of Baldrick from Black Adder or Woodhouse from Archer. The rest of the actors so far are essentially props, but I am quite amused by the concept of of a TV personality making a descent into madness and senility work for them. All the better that Sir Patrick is the one to depict it. Expand
  2. Oct 20, 2015
    9
    What’s funny is whatever makes you laugh. I laughed a lot and was smiling the rest of the time. Consistently bright, weird and witty; BluntWhat’s funny is whatever makes you laugh. I laughed a lot and was smiling the rest of the time. Consistently bright, weird and witty; Blunt talk is a great showcase for Patrick Stewart’s remarkable comic talents. There is no pretense of realism here. It’s outlandish, goofy, even slapstick but there is a warmth amongst the characters even when they succumb to the worst in their own nature. I look forward to it every week. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2015
    9
    Criteria 1: The pilot is funny. That's all I ask. The outrageous stuff is lots of fun, but there's also some subtle stuff, like howCriteria 1: The pilot is funny. That's all I ask. The outrageous stuff is lots of fun, but there's also some subtle stuff, like how subservient and yet self-serving Blunt's staff is. They can keep doing what they've done so well so far for quite a while and keep me entertained. I liked it. Try it, maybe you will too. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2016
    8
    Genuinely funny, and all except for the last episode of the season, which imho was unnecessarily zany, a whole lotta brilliant in a "fairylandGenuinely funny, and all except for the last episode of the season, which imho was unnecessarily zany, a whole lotta brilliant in a "fairyland wish of Los Angeles sort of way", where jealousy doesn't exist, and everything is just pretty groovy Expand
  5. WJS
    Jan 1, 2016
    6
    This show has a great cast with some fun supporting players; however it seems to try too hard to cover a series of topical events in a veryThis show has a great cast with some fun supporting players; however it seems to try too hard to cover a series of topical events in a very scattered way. Expand
  6. Aug 24, 2015
    2
    Bluntly speaking, this show is disorganized trash. I am not one of those that holds contempt for a project just because Seth MacFarlane isBluntly speaking, this show is disorganized trash. I am not one of those that holds contempt for a project just because Seth MacFarlane is involved. In addition, I found Jonathan Ames' last show, "Bored to Death," somewhat amusing and charming. But they combined to make an unwatchable mess in "Blunt Talk." Patrick Stewart deserves better. Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2015
    1
    This disgusting, trashy show is so far beneath Patrick Stewart it's just sad. It's pretty much ruined his other works for me. Honestly itThis disgusting, trashy show is so far beneath Patrick Stewart it's just sad. It's pretty much ruined his other works for me. Honestly it made me wonder if he has a touch of dementia himself to agree to appear in a show that wallows in such crudeness and filth. I truly hope that this is not his last contribution to entertainment and that he finds a way to redeem himself in the future. Expand

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