When husband and wife writing team Sean and Beverly set out to reproduce their British TV hit for an American network, all of their worst fears come true as Hollywood lives up to its reputation for absurdity. Not only does the network cast Matt LeBlanc in the starring role, but Matt takes the lead in deviously twisting their beloved series into a terrible cliché, while testing the couple's marriage with diversions and temptations.
If everything about "Episodes" were as peppy and primed to rock as LeBlanc, the show would be a marvel. Mostly, though, it’s turned out to be a fairly tired satire of Hollywood, one that’s stayed yoked to its dubious premise. Mangan’s character seems awfully innocent about show business for someone who’s ever leafed through a copy of Entertainment Weekly, let alone someone who’s actually had dealings with network executives—even British ones. As the more skeptical and hardheaded Beverly, Grieg gives an emotionally committed performance that seems to belong in a different show, one that isn’t so dependent on broadly drawn, cartoonish characters...As the characters on this series spend more and more of their time complaining about being trapped working on something that doesn’t inspire them and that nobody wants to watch, it all begins to seem like a worst-case example of the cliché about writing what you know.--Phil Dyess-Nugent, A.V. Club, January 10, 2014
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Episodes is a highly popular Tv Show. That Tv Show won Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2011, Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011, Golden Globe Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy in 2012, Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy in 2012, and Golden Globe Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy in 2013. This was David Crane’s 5th Tv Show. Episodes was one of this most popular pieces. This was Jim Field Smith’s 1st Tv Shows in this genre. His most popular Tv Show was Episodes. You can also watch other Tv Show from that genre such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Fat Actress, and Extras.