Joey: Season 1 [DVD]
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Multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee Matt LeBlanc reprises his 'Friends' role as charming and still-single Joey, who has struck out on his own and moved to Hollywood, hoping to truly make it as an actor. Joey says goodbye to a time when his friends were his family and welcomes the chance to turn his family into his friends. After reuniting with his high-strung sister Gina (Drea de Matteo), a strong and sexy hairdresser, Joey moves in with her genius 20-year-old son, graduate student Michael (Paulo Costanzo), who literally is a rocket scientist. What Joey lacks in book smarts, however, he more than makes up for with his people skills, making him the best new friend his nephew could ask for. Episodes comprise: 'Pilot', 'Joey and the Student', 'Joey and the Party', 'Joey and the Book Club', 'Joey and the Perfect Storm', 'Joey and the Nemesis', 'Joey and the Husband', 'Joey and the Dream Girl (Part 1)', 'Joey and the Dream Girl (Part 2)', 'Joey and the Big Audition', 'Joey and the Road Trip', 'Joey and the Plot Twist', 'Joey and the Taste Test', 'Joey and the Premiere', 'Joey and the Assistant', 'Joey and the Tonight Show', 'Joey and the Valentine's Date', 'Joey and the Wrong Name', 'Joey and the Fancy Sister', 'Joey and the Neighbor', 'Joey and the Spying', 'Joey and the Temptation', 'Joey and the Breakup' and 'Joey and the Cliffhanger'.
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But if you really do have to make a friends spin off then you certainly don't take the most 1-D character and give him a starring role. Remmember that anyone who claims Joey was their favourite friends character didn't actually get the show. His existence was purely to provide a foil for Ross and Chnadler.
Secondly, you don't then create a 'Joey' character for your new show. Joey's sister is Joey in friends, but Joey from friends is the star of the new show, but..........(about this time your head may explode).
If this wasn't bad enough the creators decide that the shows only 2 relatively interesting characters (Michael and Alex) are going to get as few lines as poissble.
So to sum up, if the show wants to make it then the best thing they could do is kill off Joey and his sister.
To be honest though they would be better just canning the entire show.
The first few episodes are weak and sure it's not as good as 'FRIENDS' but there are some classic comedy moments in there and some great episodes later on. It is a comedy so be more open minded, try to enjoy it!
As a big 'FRIENDS' fan I do love the connections between the two shows and the few references but on a whole I just love 'JOEY' for what it is; a cool, easy-going comedy series.
Infact one of my friends who had always hated all the 'FRIENDS' series has really enjoyed the 'JOEY' coverage on t.v. I'm hoping to get him watching friends in no time, even if we do watch from series 10 back to 1.
My personal favourite character is Michael, Joey has all the great one liners but Michael as a character is very funny to watch and very easy to love, I can't wait for the second series!
If you liked friends I really do hope you give this a good chance and you should love it. If you're a fan of any American sitcoms then you should definately try it out.
I'd like to start off by saying that this show is brilliant - easily one of the best sitcoms I have seen and definitely the best spin-off since Frasier. Ive watched both series 1 and 2 (which I had to order from Amazon.ca) and it is hilarious with such strong characters and good storylines. Why they ever cancelled this show is beyond me as although it isn't Friends (and I didn't think it ever intended to be) Joey is a really fun show that was finished way too early.
Going back to the characters - Joey is Joey, maybe a little bit more over the top than he was in Friends but he is still the womanising, sandwich eating actor that we all grew to love in the ten years of Friends. His sister Gina is a similar character to Joey but is a little stronger minded and tougher than her younger brother. Her son Michael is the brains of the family who doesn't have his uncles skills with the ladies. Joey's next door neighbour Alex (Andrea Anders) is a lonely lawyer whose husband is away a lot of the time. Howard, also a neighbour, idolises Joey and would do anything to be his best friend. Joey's alcoholic agent Bobbie (Jennifer Coolidge) is hard mouthed and appears to have a heart of stone but she does do a lot to help Joey out over the seasons. And finally there's Zack (who first appears in Season 2) who is an actor/director/film crew/new best buddy of Joey.
As well as the excellent set of characters, the storylines are all very funny and have some side-spitting jokes and situations that could only happen to Mr Tribbianni. One problem I found with this show though was Joey falls in love a little too often - keeping in mind he only ever fell in love once (with Rachel) in the whole 10 series of Friends - he falls for 3 different women in just 44 episodes in 'Joey'. A few gueat appearances from his friends from Friends would have been good too.
Overall I've already made it clear that I really like this show and can't believe why it was cancelled as there's not many US sitcoms as good as this one. I think people perhaps expected a little too much from this and wanted it to be exactly like Friends so were disappointed by this, but if you watch this as a stand-alone show you will love it!
NOTE: If you're after season 2, this is available on the Canadian Amazon site costing about £25.
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