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Rescue Me Season 6

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by iczorro, May 26, 2010.

  1. iczorro

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    IMDB says 10 June, I can't remember what the promos say, other than June. I've loved this show so long, it's like family. Last we left them, Tommy was shot by Teddy in the bar, with everyone watching.

    Sweet motherfucking christ, do I hate how long it takes for cable series to pay off between seasons. I love this show.

    I haven't been able to find the promos on youtube, but they're cropping up. Ken asking if Tommy saw hell. Tommy asking Janet if things can change. Clearly they survive.

    Focus: Rescue Me. Final Season. In the tradition of, well, my favorite show of all time, Lost, this show has decided to finish after this season, before it even starts. Brilliant move on their part. I believe Leary and Toland are of a different breed than Lindelof and Cuse. I think they're aiming at an ending that makes everybody satisfied with what they've seen.

    In any case. Rescue Me. Final season. Go.
     
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    Great show.

    My understanding is that they already are filming and planning all the final episodes, but it is being broken into two parts to the season, or really two seasons. The first part this summer and the next part next summer. The plan was to have the last episode be right on or nearest to September 11th, 2011, the 10 year anniversary. Pretty fitting if you ask me and would make a perfect exit for this show.
     
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    I just realized that virtually all of my favorite shows have ended or are ending, save Mad Men and Breaking Bad. I think we all knew Tommy would survive, but I still think its bad for to show him alive in the promos. That finale was pretty intense.
     
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    All I have to say is it's about time. Talk about making the fans wait...and wait...and wait. It'll be worth it though.
     
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    I loved this show for the first few seasons, then it just wasn't on.
    I'd catch a show one week and then nothing the next week. I'd see a re-run and then a new show a couple of weeks later...
    I read somewhere they plan on "splitting the season."
    Whatever the hell that means, when did watching television become such a pain in the ass?
    I don't think that you should have to guess when your shows are going to be coming on.
    The last episode I really remember was Tommy's dad at the ballpark.
    I guess I've got to try and find a whole season somewhere.
     
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    Seeing as how the Spurs have Gone Fishin' for the summer, it's a fitting time to change my avatar to the greatest el tee on television. In honor of Kenny Shea's trimuphant return to television, I give you one of the greatest scenes in "Rescue Me" history, right up there with Garrity's zombie walk and Uncle Teddy's lesbian fight.


     
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    This is one of my favorite scenes from this show. Can't wait for the new season.

     
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    Pop Eaters interview with Denis Leary.

    For five seasons, Denis Leary has shocked, stunned, amazed and flat-out cracked up anyone who watches 'Rescue Me,' his hit firefighter show that's returning to FX June 29 for its sixth season. The show's balance of hysterically funny and tear-inducing sad -- coupled with lots and lots of psychotic and socially terrible behavior -- is what makes it so appealing to its fans. PopEater got the chance to catch up with Mr. Leary as he approaches the show's final two seasons, and for anyone thinking the show is going to go out in wimpy style (looking at you, 'Lost'), think otherwise. "A second before the credits roll on the final episode, there's a sudden dark and funny twist which is the end of the whole series," Leary tells PopEater. More of our chat, including his favorite scene and his dreams to create the Comedy Oscars.

    So, last season ended with the "is Tommy dead" cliffhanger. Obviously he's not, but when you're mapping out a season, do you look for that intriguing close?
    Yeah, because unfortunately in television, it sometimes becomes necessary for the audience to have something to hang on to. But I also like it as a storytelling device, because like a good book, it ends a chapter making you wonder what happens next. The thing I'm happiest about is we've already finished season six and season seven at the same time, so about a year from now is going to be the last season. We worked our asses off. And I'll tell you this: A second before the credits roll on the final episode, there's a sudden dark and funny twist which is the end of the whole series. It's not going to be like 'The Sopranos.' We enjoyed what we came up with.

    Are you concerned that, like with any series finale, people will be unhappy or feel ripped off?
    You can never make everybody happy. I'm sure part of the audience will love it and part will hate it, but with that in mind, that's good because if they all love it, we watered it down.

    The show is constantly snubbed from Emmy wins. When will the dam break?
    Oh, I don't know. We're one for eight. Michael J. Fox won one for his guest spot. We've been on eight years and been nominated eight times, but I want to set the record of going winless in the acting category. I want to be zero for 12 -- they'll remember it forever. You win one and nobody cares. Lose 12 -- that's history.

    You mentioned Michael J. Fox's guest role. The show has had a ridiculous amount of stellar guest stars. Do you have a favorite?
    Michael was fantastic. Susan Sarandon was just amazing. I was always astounded that friends of mine were calling asking to be on the show. The most fun was Mike because we've never worked on screen before, but I can say the same about Susan and Marisa Tomei.

    The obvious ending for the show is a big fire where everyone dies. Are you already thinking of ways to not have it shake out that way?We didn't shy away from that idea just because it's part and parcel of what these guys do, and we've never really done that. The fires are always based on firefighters telling us stories about real fires. I'm trying to find fires that viewers haven't seen.

    All I can say about season seven is there's a couple of big fires, which are really interesting. A lot of it is trying to get the actors doing real work with real fires in situations where the stuntmen weren't involved. There were some fires and we had a blast. It adds an authenticity when it's the actual actors surrounded by fire. Whenever you can get the audience convinced ... there's no way around it. The people at home are so savvy, they'll know when we CGI and if it's stuntmen. If you can keep a camera pointed at your actors, the audience subconsciously is on the edge of their seat because they're not getting tricked. Even if you don't know it yet while you're watching it.

    'Rescue Me' has also had some remarkably funny moments. Do any stand out as tops for you?
    In the upcoming season there's stuff that makes me die laughing. It would be impossible to pick. I'd have to say when Stephen Pasquale was on the Ambien in the supermarket, that s*** was so damn funny. I wrote that scene and it was based on a fireman who took Ambien and did exactly that. They got a call and left without him and he walked to the store, and I just wrote that and wrote a general idea and said to Stephen, "Here's the premise." The real fireman bought a few things and said something insulting to a fat lady, and that's all I told Stephen. When it came time to do it, he said, "Just give me a steadicam and have the guys follow me." What he did is what you see on television. We almost ruined the take because we were laughing so hard.

    Given the comedic talent on the show, are you laughing half the time you're on set?
    Even on camera, everyone would agree that there is no question John Scurti and Stephen Pasquale ... Every piece of work you give them, they make it better. A lot of times, we'll go into it saying, "Here's the idea, and Scurti, this is what we need Lou to do and this is what we need Garrity to do." And they just go and make it better.

    On the comedy front ... is there any harder job than doing stand-up comedy?
    The truth is, comedy is an innate talent and can't be taught and involves a natural rhythm and instinct. For an actor, it's the ultimate method technique because while you're improvising, it can't sound false. Some actors have that ability and some don't. Some great dramatic actors can do comedy, and vice versa, but comedy can't be taught. There's nothing worse than watching an actor who can't do comedy.

    Here's the dichotomy: Marlon Brando, who was a legendary actor, wasn't that funny. DeNiro, his characters were always funny. Travis Bickle was funny ... even in 'Casino.' He's always been funny. He's been known for his dramatic work. We got so lucky to have a guy like John Scurti.

    Take Ben Stiller. How do you take a movie like 'Tropic Thunder' and what he got out of the people he cast. Ben Stiller deserves an honorary comedy Oscar. I should create the Comedy Oscars. Guys like Ben, Judd Apatow ... they don't get any awards. I'm taking this interview to announce the Comedy Oscars. We'll get Comedy Central to do it and give out awards. I think I'm doing it. You've got the exclusive.

    On a final comedic note, is there something that's just always funny?
    Yeah, people falling down. People getting hit in the b***s. Lindsay Lohan cracks me up. She's just fantastically talented when it comes to comedy. Sarah Palin makes me laugh. These are my comic heroes.

    One day to go.
     
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    Ok, I guess they've already shot all final 19 episodes, but they're going to break it up into 10 episodes this year, and 9 next year, to finish on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.

    So it's not, technically, the final season.



    Man, I can't wait to get home from work tonight.
     
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    Excellent start.

    Issues that are clearly gonna be coming up, as I see it:

    Closing of the House (which plainly won't happen, at least until the end of season 7.

    Colleen being a drunk, and not a particularly functional one.

    Franco and Janet. Should be fun.

    Sheila's continuing batshit craziness. Does she honestly believe Tommy can get Damien to quit?

    And of course, every time this show has been gone for a while, I remember how smokin hot Sheila and Janet are. Colleen has gotten pretty tasty as well, though in a drugged out model kinda way.
     
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    As hot as Sheila can be, I can't get passed her high level of fucked up. She grates on me like nails on a chalkboard. There have been very few times in life that I've wanted to hit a women, but every time she opens her mouth, I don't just want to hit her, I want to hit her until the stupid and crazy is out of her. That's a lot of hits I think.

    They are setting this season and even next up pretty nicely.
     
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    I'm just so glad it's back. Looks like it's going to be a great season and as mentioned they are even setting up the last one well already. I guess they had plenty of time to get shit right.

    Also, I have a mad crush on Denis and have for a long time. Seeing him in uniform over the course of the show has only made it worse.
     
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    Finally got a chance to watch it, and it was great. I thought the heaven/hell sequence at the beginning was perfectly done, and I loved the last scene with Tommy toasting himself. The look on his face just said, "we're fucked, get used to it." So glad this show is back.
     
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    Wow Colleens catfight was pure awesome. She plays a good drunkard, just like he does.

    Posted this on the DC thread too:

    Sidenote: Why oh why does this have to be on at the same time as After The Catch dammit?!
     
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    In what world does it make sense that Uncle Teddy is not in jail? The guy is barely out on parole for murder. Their were like 8 witnesses.

    EDIT: After checking IMDB boards for explanation, this is what I found...

    "Teddy is not in jail, because the shooting was covered up. Everyone got lucky that Tommy's brother's old partner was the first cop at the scene. If they did not cover it up everyone would have gotten in trouble for serving alcohol without a permit."

    It's all just too unbelievable for me. The fact that everyone would protect Teddy after this charade? The partner having that much influence over a crime scene witnessed by multiple people, etc...
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. This makes no fucking sense. That is my one complaint about the show this season.

    Also, I've decided that if I'm ever shot and survive, I'm definitely getting some cufflinks made from the bullets.
     
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    I gotta say, I'm glad someone else feels this way. Don't get me wrong, I love this show to death and couldn't wait for it to start, but I was NOT happy with how they handled the first episode. They totally copped out on the whole thing. Teddy just decides to say fuck it and walks out of the bar? What? Unbelievable indeed! It felt like they skipped over the season premier and went straight to the second or third show in the season. I also expected more from the heaven/hell sequence. They could have done such a better job with that whole issue. It felt rushed and incomplete. That said, everything else is exactly what I would expect and the season is shaping up nicely.
     
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    Garrity slowly breaking down after Tommy showed him respect and admiration was one of the funniest things I've seen this year. I think Steve Pasquale is one of the best actors on the show. It takes a lot of talent to play stupid that funny.
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please Dear God, do not take our beloved Kenny Shea from us. He was wrong to fuck that nun...he knows that now. Please show him your eternal mercy and let him survive this heart attack so that he may remain on Earth to bust Tommy's balls and cook for the rest of the crew.
     
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    I'm assuming you don't watch the previews for the next week?

    Great line from Colleen at the beginning. "What goes better with cereal, red or white?"