Check Out The First Clip From Woody Allen’s Amazon Series, CRISIS IN SIX SCENES

Watch Woody Allen become James Dean.

Legitimate question: are you guys excited for Woody Allen's Amazon series? 

I ask because even I, a longtime Woody Allen fan, am only passingly interested in Crisis In Six Scenes, and even then most of that interest is tied into the pseudo-gimmick of seeing Woody Allen write and direct for a streaming service (I guess we can call it TV?). 

I also ask because I've just watched the first clip from Crisis In Six Scenes, and - if anything - I may actually be even less interested in seeing the show than I was three minutes ago. 

Nothing here it outwardly bad. The shot's handsomely-framed. The performances are mostly solid (it must be said that Woody's timing feels just a fraction of a second off). But the bit itself - that Woody's barber can't make Woody look like James Dean, but Woody just wants his hair to look more James Dean-esque - is tired and toothless. Is it fair to have one's interest in an entire series dampened by one clip? No, but you gotta wonder why this was the clip they chose. 

Oh, well. If nothing else, this thing has lined up a helluva cast. According to The Playlist, Crisis In Six Scenes will feature performances from Miley Cyrus, Elaine May, Rachel Brosnahan, John Magaro, Michael Rapaport, Margaret Ladd, David Harbour, Joy Behar, Christine Ebersole, Becky Ann Baker, Lewis Black (!!!) and Rebecca Schull, among others. 

Here's the official synopsis:

Crisis in Six Scenes is a is a comedy that takes place in the 1960's during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down. 

I'm sure I'll check out Crisis In Six Scenes at some point, but I'm also sure that I'll prioritize that viewing based on what the reviews are like. How about you guys?

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