Blunt Talk: Season 1 (2015)

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Blunt Talk

Critics Consensus

Blunt Talk squanders Sir Patrick Stewart's considerable gifts on a show that too often mistakes forced vulgarity for wit.

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Critic Ratings: 35

88%

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User Ratings: 133

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 22, 2015

After a drunken escapade lands Walter behind bars, he must rush to save his cable news show, "Blunt Talk," from cancellation.

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Air date: Aug 29, 2015

Walter's staff devises a backup plan after he misses an important opportunity to cover a storm; Harry helps Walter by making a personal sacrifice.

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Air date: Sep 5, 2015

Walter is ordered by the court to attend AA meetings while his staff goes about their peculiar weekends.

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Air date: Sep 12, 2015

Walter tries to be a better father to his youngest son, and learns crushing news that his former wife is dating a rock star.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2015

Rosalie is forced to book a controversial guest whose message rubs Walter the wrong way; Celia develops a bad habit.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2015

Walter tries to patch things up with his estranged son when he returns to Los Angeles for a boxing match.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2015

Walter assists Rosalie in the search for her missing husband; Jim experiences life in Walter's shoes.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2015

Walter is thrust back into the spotlight after Celia commits a blunder.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2015

Walter celebrates the 33rd anniversary of the end of the Falklands War by throwing a spectacular party.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2015

Walter meets with an unconventional specialist; Walter bumps a volatile guest, leading to disastrous results.

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Cast & Crew

Patrick Stewart
Walter Blunt

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Adrian Scarborough
Harry Chandler

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Jacki Weaver
Rosalie Winter

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Timm Sharp
Jim

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Dolly Wells
Celia

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Audience Reviews for Blunt Talk: Season 1

  • Aug 06, 2021
    it might not be a cup of tea for how adult (vulgar) but there are much worse things and patrick stewart and rest of cast are awesome got hooked with episode 1 straight away
  • Nov 29, 2016
    I'm only watching because I'm a Bored to Death Fan. Similar humor but Jonathan Ames really should revive BTD, the funniest show ever!
  • Jun 16, 2016
    Not sure why this got such bad reviews from critics, it's a great show with a great performance from Patrick Stewart
  • Feb 21, 2016
    Definetly the funniest tv show i have seen in a looong time! At last a comedy series that doesn't get repetitive like most of the others out there. And Patrick Stewart's acting is so funny and awesome! :D
  • Jan 25, 2016
    This is a review of the pilot episode as posted on The Qtv Review (http://wp.me/p6yEUF-11): Starz is getting frisky, y'all. They're jumping on the bandwagon and releasing early episodes, ahead of the linear premiere, of their new Seth MacFarlane-helmed series Blunt Talk. If you were expecting Starz's answer to Showtime's Weeds, 'fraid it's not that kind of show. I mean, it kind of is... it's just not specifically about marijuana. It's more about balls, if anything. My first impression of Walter Blunt (hero of our story, played by Patrick Stewart) is thus: he's one of those sad drunks, who spend too much time at the same bar talking about historical factoids he, for one reason or another, knows too well. At least his factoids are somewhat interesting, though. For example, here's one about the Great Depression: A quarter of a million dollars is not enough money to receive for having lost your testicles, but it was quite the depression. Sidebar: Data cameo! Secondary impressions are thus: He is immensely secretive about his chocolate marijuana consumption and, when backed into a corner, he will happily spend time with a hooker (even those with "9-inch clits"). He also knows his way around a police officer's baton, which can come in quite handy when resisting arrest for licking nipples. Sidebar: Perd Hapley cameo! Mr. Blunt is a man of many marriages* who served in the British Army before immigrating to the states where he, according to the wisdom of online commenters, has no right to talk about everything this country does, in fact, do wrong. He also enjoys a good towel whipping at the hands of his man servant. When not being whipped, he may be found in therapy being given cocaine (by his therapist) to counter-act the Ambien he may or may not have been accidentally given. This is the life he lives. Irreverent drug use mixed with prostitutes, bouts of unconsciousness, arrests, and police brutality. (In this circumstance it's police being brutalized by him. No matter how you feel about officers today, you've got to have sympathy for anyone with a bad case of "shattered testicles.") The last of my impressions (although, less of an impression and more of a quote) are thus: Mr. Blunt likens himself to an American bald eagle. Other than our new friend Walter, highlights of the pilot include: "Somebody Google 'ruptured testicles.'" "...Could I spoon with you this time? I mean, I am a senior producer." Catch the premiere of Blunt Talk, for these and other lol's, this Saturday at 9P EST on Starz. Or a DVR near you. P.S.: Couldn't go without giving some praise where it's due: Dolly Wells steals the show quite a bit. P.P.S.: Does anybody else say things like "quite a bit" and "thus," which they normally wouldn't, whenever they watch something that has British characters in it? *I spent a good five minutes being really angry about not being able to write that he was "quadrice divorced" since "quadrice" isn't a word, but "selfie" is. The year 2015 is quite (see PS above) stupid.
  • Jan 01, 2016
    This show has a great cast with some fun supporting players; however it seems to try too hard to cover a series of topical events in a very scattered way.
  • Jan 01, 2016
    Finished watching it today. The satire on this was truly outstanding. I think what the critics didn't understand was that the vulgarity was used to highlight absurdity and shock us, like a pallet cleansing.
  • Dec 22, 2015
    Walter Blunt might be my new hero. I found This show to be refreshingly funny and out of the box. Patrick Stewart has great comedic quality.
  • Nov 21, 2015
    Really grew on me. Started a bit slow, picked up as the episodes proceeded. The characters' perks were realistic and the dry humor was well-written.
  • Nov 18, 2015
    I loved it! Obviously the public didn't agree with your negative review. As for Critics - Some quotes I believe that the trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades, and that it has no real value--certainly no large value...However, let it go. It is the will of God that we must have critics, and missionaries, and congressmen, and humorists, and we must bear the burden. - Mark Twain's Autobiography If a critic should start a religion it would not have any object but to convert angels, and they wouldn't need it. - Mark Twain, a Biography One mustn't criticize other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself. - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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