Shrinking: Fifteen Minutes
February 3, 2023 6:48 PM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

"I do this thing where I grieve hard for 15 minutes a day." AV Club review. Sean awkwardly lives with Jimmy now. Paul hits Gaby's new Tesla. Gaby's getting divorced and already has a new dude. Jimmy tries the 15 minutes crying thing...WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE. This is a bad idea.

And then he catches Grace back in the country and talking to her husband. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I enjoy the quotes in this, though.

"That was your friend? I thought it had passed.... One zombie orchid coming right up."

"We don't like Pam!"
"Eat a dick, Pam!"

"I miss straight Brian! He used to say things like, aren't vulvas gorgeous?"

"Sure, and you don't have to sign your texts."
"Great. --Paul--"

"Jimmy makes me fight people for money. "
"That's not true, it's just some good, clean, consensual assault."
"That sounds like fun."

"I passed the driver's test again!"
"Cool, I just shit my pants!"

"High school boys don't even care if you have a face."

"Paul, you can't just be running around Pasadena getting in black women's Teslas." (I note that per recent experience of an acquaintance, it literally takes MONTHS to get a Tesla back from being rear-ended.)
posted by jenfullmoon (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Oh yeah, forgot to mention the Aziz Ansari-lookalike in the beginning of the show that gave me the deja vus.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:56 PM on February 3, 2023 [1 favorite]

The first two episodes left me kind of lukewarm - I had been waiting for the show to begin for such a long time, my expectations ran too high. I watched Ep2 again yesterday, and it made more sense and so tonight I just finished Ep3 (Fifteen Minutes).

I am warming up to the cast and to the story. I have to stop comparing the ensemble cast to that of Ted Lasso, and let the story run on its own terms.

Looking forward to next Friday's segment.
posted by seawallrunner at 7:19 PM on February 3, 2023 [1 favorite]

I’m enjoying this so far! I liked this interview/review with Jason Segel [NYT / Archive] where he said he’s using his ‘good guy currency’ for evil with this show.
posted by ellieBOA at 6:51 AM on February 4, 2023 [2 favorites]

The unexpected appearance of Wendie Malick hooked into some hidden id thing; I was so happy to hear her voice.

I don't really like Ted Lasso, but I'm enjoying this. The appeal least 70% Harrison Ford, so if they kill him I'm not watching it anymore.
posted by grandiloquiet at 8:05 PM on February 8, 2023 [1 favorite]

I was amused at the Brett Goldstein note in that NYT Segel interview:
> “Because he has that thing: He’s funny, he’s a great actor, inherently likable,” Goldstein said, adding a few expletives.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:07 PM on February 25, 2023 [1 favorite]

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