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mfunk9786
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Re: Nathan for You

#26 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:42 am

Comedy Central’s website is the first and last place that has their content online I believe

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Re: Nathan for You

#27 Post by Morbii » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:46 am

I’m pretty sure it’s up on amazon streaming if you want to pay for it. Amazon also has the first two seasons on DVD. I purchased it recently due to this thread and am enjoying it.

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Re: Nathan for You

#28 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:55 pm


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Re: Nathan for You

#29 Post by Gregory » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:06 pm

Morbii wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:46 am
I’m pretty sure it’s up on amazon streaming if you want to pay for it. Amazon also has the first two seasons on DVD. I purchased it recently due to this thread and am enjoying it.
There's also a preorder for a bargain-priced 9 DVD set of the whole series (which I'm definitely getting).

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Re: Nathan for You

#30 Post by sinemadelisikiz » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 pm

Bummer, but not a surprise. Finding Francis sure seemed like a final hurrah. At least it was an Errol Morris approved masterpiece. What a way to go out, eh?

I'm glad people here highlighted the show all those years ago, because I probably wouldn't have seen it without the glowing recommendations. Nothing has made me literally laugh out loud like Nathan for You, but more than that, it's really just a fascinating observation of human nature and at times a hilarious satire of amoral capitalism. There's a lot of similarities to Sacha Baron Cohen's TV work, but without the condescension, which helped Fielder collect his lovable Craiglist weirdos into an ersatz family or sitcom ensemble (complete with reappearing guest spots!). My personal favorite has got to be the age progression "specialist" that works exclusively with photoshop and images of models in sportswear, though stand-in father figure/PI Brian Wolfe has the best interactions with Fielder himself (I love that Nathan broke him down eventually and actually got that game of catch!). I still don't have a clear idea of how much was "real" or not with this show (there are plenty of interviews with participants that suggest it was somewhere in between), but considering the blurring of fact and fiction is a reality TV show staple, at least it has company.

FYI, all seasons can be streamed on Hulu for those that want to check it out.

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Re: Nathan for You

#31 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:05 pm

Was surprised to go back and read my own prediction about Fielder having outgrown this show, and I still think one-off event docs are where he's going to go, either theatrically distributed or for Comedy Central. That way, one concept can be focused on more intently instead of having to come up with a dozen+ different things to do per season. Haven't read one way or another but I doubt his production team is just going to depart and go do something else - if he's smart he's keeping them close for whatever he does next.

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Re: Nathan for You

#32 Post by phantomforce » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:25 am

sinemadelisikiz wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 pm
There's a lot of similarities to Sacha Baron Cohen's TV work
Nathan is one of the driving forces on Who is America

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