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Review of "Get Shorty" 9/26/17 by Suzanne
airs Saturdays on Epix

If you don't mind your protagonists being murderous criminals, this is a very good show. It's based on an Elmore Leonard novel, and it was already a film years ago (I didn't see that one).  Chris O'Dowd is excellent as Miles, a clean-up man for the mob who wants to get out of the crime business and become a Hollywood producer in order to win back his wife and daughter.

Getting out of the mob is not so easy, of course. Neither is becoming a film producer!  There's a lot of comedy in this show, and it can be fun to watch.  The performances are outstanding. Anyone should enjoy this, unless they just can't take it when criminals are made to be heroes.  I generally avoid those type of shows myself, but this is a good comedy, so I will make an exception.

Ray Romano does an outstanding job (when does he not?) as the low-budget Hollywood director that Miles chooses to work with. You can watch any episodes you missed on the Epix site.

MORE INFORMATION:

The 10-episode dark comedy from MGM Television, based in part on the 1990 best-selling novel of the same name by  Elmore Leonard, debuted on EPIX Sunday, August 13 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00PM CT.

The cast, led by Screen Actors Guild Award® and BAFTA TV Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Sapphires,  Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy® winner Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “Parenthood”), includes Sean Bridgers (“Rectify,” Room); Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2); Megan Stevenson (“Review”); Goya Robles (11:55); Lucy Walters (“Power”) and Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus).

O’Dowd plays Miles Daly, who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently-estranged family.  There, he meets Rick Moreweather (Romano), a washed up producer of low quality films who is desperately hanging on to the rungs of Hollywood relevancy and begrudgingly becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of show business.  Along with his criminal associate Louis (Bridgers), Miles attempts to keep his worlds from colliding as he balances the demands of filmmaking while keeping the suspicions of the crime ring’s chief – and production bankroll – Amara (Porto) and her dangerous nephew, Yago (Robles) at bay.  Also involved in the production is ambitious studio executive April Adams (Stevenson), who started in the business as Rick’s assistant, as well as Miles’ beloved daughter Emma (Dodd) – despite objections from Miles’ estranged wife, Katie (Walters).

Created for television by Davey Holmes (“Shameless,” “In Treatment,” “Damages”), Get Shorty is executive produced by Holmes and Emmy nominee Allen Coulter (The Sopranos,” “Damages”) who also directs the first episode. Adam Arkin (“The Americans,” “Billions”) directed three episodes of the series and is also a co-executive producer. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

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