Party Down: Kyle Bradway Is Nitromancer
February 25, 2023 7:52 AM - Season 3, Episode 1 - Subscribe

After landing a big superhero movie role, Kyle hires Party Down to caterer his celebration party and invites former coworkers, friends and band mates. Most are happy to catch up and for Kyle's success but some aren't.
posted by cowlick (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hard to think of a better return to a show after a decade-plus hiatus.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 5:25 PM on February 26 [4 favorites]

Oh boy, that was uncomfortable - but everything gelled just like as if no time had passed.
posted by porpoise at 9:37 PM on February 26 [1 favorite]

but everything gelled just like as if no time had passed.
Totally, which matches how I felt meeting up with old coworkers. I thought it was appropriate for Roman to hold onto what's left of his integrity. What else would he have at this point?
posted by cowlick at 10:05 AM on February 27 [1 favorite]

Fran Kranz as the villain of this episode is delightful. I wish he got more work.
posted by miss-lapin at 3:29 PM on March 1 [3 favorites]

Geeze, that was Fran Kranz (it is!). I only ever remembering him from 'Dollhouse' as a super-ripped neuro-divergent and awkward techie (his "Crisps!" and "Drawer of Forbidden Starches" scene with Olivia Williams is one of the best ever).
posted by porpoise at 8:31 PM on March 1 [1 favorite]

How do you not remember him in the Cabin in the Woods and that epic bong?!
posted by miss-lapin at 8:38 PM on March 1 [3 favorites]

Fran Kranz is the youngest That Guy on the roster of That Guys
posted by sixswitch at 9:45 PM on March 7 [1 favorite]

As I was watching, I spent a lot of the episode trying to pull from my memory where Fran Kranz’s career had previously intersected with the Rob Thomas universe. I was so sure he’d been on Veronica Mars or iZombie, but no dice. However, when Adam Scott said he was a high school teacher I was immediately picturing him in his Veronica Mars role as the high-school teacher grooming young girls.

I appreciated the explanation of how they all ended up back together. This was a solid opening to what will hopefully be a good revival.
posted by bluloo at 11:59 PM on March 11 [1 favorite]

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