Dropping the Soap, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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The bubble is about to burst for the cast and crew of the long-running (awful) soap-opera “Collided Lives” when new Executive Producer Olivia Vanderstein (Jane Lynch) shows up. Yup. Things are gonna get ugly. #BendOverDaytime
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOlivia Vander-Something||The cast and crew of long-running soap opera Collided Lives panics when they find out their executive producer is being replaced by a shark in a business suit: Olivia Vanderstein.||8:49||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAlien Abductions||Olivia Vanderstein goes on a firing spree. Reeling, Julian Draker, longtime star of Collided Lives, goes to bat for his on-screen wife, Shea Buttersfield, and faces off with his castmate and arch nemesis, Kit Knockers.||12:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMan Musk||A hot, younger male cast member is hired as "eye candy," while Julian must lend his talents to Olivia's latest brainchild, an awkward commercial campaign for his new signature body spray.||11:53||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Very Special Christmas (Not a Christmas Special)||Olivia feels the show needs ethnicity, so she hires an Iraqi actor, Raheem, to join the cast. Kit drops a bomb on Julian.||8:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCastaways||Olivia's new tactic to modernize the show sends the cast into a tailspin. Julian decides his romance with castmate Shea Buttersfield should go to the next level.||7:54||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOtherwise Engaged||The off-screen war between Julian and Kit heats up as Julian enlists the help of Kit's twin brother, the head writer on the show. Julian and Shea are surprised when a friend from Julian's past shows up.||7:33||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDrama-Con||Olivia encourages (forces) the cast to attend her latest creation, "Drama-Con", the Comic-Con for soap fans.||11:46||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSpontaneous Coma||A beautiful new cast member is brought in, much to Kit's chagrin. The show receives surprisingly good news, as Julian scrambles to untangle his personal life.||11:46||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWaiting is Delicious||Julian's star power is threatened when Olivia hires a popular rival soap star to join the cast of Collided Lives. Secret romance blooms.||7:55||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJulian's Choice||Tensions erupt as Kit and Julian's rivalry reaches a boiling point, and the cast discovers Olivia is going to have them interviewed live on television, where anything could happen.||10:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
Fantastic series, with appearances from several of my favorite actors from Christopher Guest flicks. Worth your time.
This show is a fun romp for anyone who loves soap operas or workplace-based sitcoms. Hilariously written and hilariously acted by a cast of familiar and new faces; they nailed it. I cannot wait to rewatch.
Great comedic cast...Incisive, absurd, and SO MUCH FUN
Whether you're a fan of the soap opera genre or not, this show creates an off-kilter, ridiculous and hilarious world that you can buy into---skewering both the soap opera genre, and the world of minor stardom. The cast is extremely funny, and everyone just goes "all-in", which is such a beautiful thing in comedy. As another reviewer pointed out, Christopher Guest favorites Jane Lynch and John Michael Higgins make appearances--and they always bring their A-game. But one of the true delights of the show is discovering new comedic talent. The show lead, Paul Witten (who plays actor Julian Draker, who plays the character Detective Gary Strong on a fictional soap "Colliding Lives") is hilarious and not quite like anyone I can readily compare him to in the comedy world. He plays Julian/Gary with terrific nuance, where you can see the actor Julian constantly struggle and fall short in his effort to be more like the upstanding man that he plays. So even though he's awful in many ways, it's hard not to pull for him--especially as the show goes on (no spoilers here). All in all, it's worth a watch, and I hope there's another season.