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Doll & Em Written by and starring real-life best friends Mortimer and Wells, this HBO series is a semi-improvised comedy (like Curb!) exploring what happens when a Hollywood actress hires her childhood friend as a personal assistant while making a film in Los Angeles. The two make their way through this crazy world both as foreigners and 40-something women in a world where they don't quite fit in. You may remember the lead actress from HBO's The Newsroom. But this is an all new outing for her and we'll just have to watch and see how it works out for her and HBO.

Six Episode Season Two of DOLL & EM Starts 09.13.15.

Six Episode Season Two of DOLL & EM Starts 09.13.15.

HBO’s DOLL & EM is ready for its sophomore season on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. Note that its first episode of the new season starts at 10:40pm. The story once again picks up with the adventures of the BFF’s and this season finds them sharing a Brooklyn NYC apartment. We detailed it all in the What’s On post for September, reprinted here. So what’s going on with these best buds in Season Two? After packing up her life in London, Doll has moved in to Em’s Brooklyn basement, only to find that living in the lap of her friend’s family is surprisingly lonely. Meanwhile, their play is jeopardized when Em gets cast in a Hollywood...

DOLL & EM Season Two Debuts in September

DOLL & EM Season Two Debuts in September

Straight from a Press Release comes the following about the sophomore season of DOLL & EM.     COMEDY SERIES DOLL & EM, STARRING EMILY MORTIMER AND DOLLY WELLS, RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND SEASON SEPT. 13 ON HBO DOLL & EM, the comedy series starring Emily Mortimer (HBO’s THE NEWSROOM) and Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’s Diary), will return for its second season SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 beginning at 10:30pm on HBO. Guest stars on the six-episode season include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood and Mikhail Baryshnikov. The new season will again be directed by Azazel Jacobs and produced by Alessandro Nivola with Kevin...

DOLL & EM Return to HBO for Season Two

DOLL & EM Return to HBO for Season Two

Sometimes it is those little comedies that fly under the radar that supply an added and unexpected treat to viewers. Returning to HBO for its sophomore season is one such show. Here straight from an official Press Release is the announcement of the return of DOLL & EM sometime in 2015.     COMEDY SERIES DOLL & EM, STARRING EMILY MORTIMER AND DOLLY WELLS, TO RETURN FOR ITS SECOND SEASON ON HBO  ——– Guest Stars Include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood And Mikhail Baryshnikov ——– DOLL & EM, the comedy series starring Emily Mortimer (HBO’s THE NEWSROOM) and Dolly Wells (Bridget...

Doll and Em: Episodes 5 and 6

Doll and Em: Episodes 5 and 6

Episode Five Doll and Em has always been a show about the relationship between Doll and Em and about the awkward nature of that relationship. At first, that awkwardness came from Doll working for Em and manifested itself in how they tried to maintain their employer/employee relationship while, at the same time, remaining friends. Now the plot of the show has progressed in such a way that the awkwardness doesn’t solely, or even mainly, depend on that aspect of their relationship. Instead, the awkwardness between them in now a result of the fact that Doll is being asked to screen test for a film role that Em had her heart set on. Yes, Doll,...

Doll and Em, episodes 3 and 4

Doll and Em, episodes 3 and 4

The third episode of Doll and Em is largely a success, further exploring Doll and Em’s friendship and their new dynamic. Doll is still struggling to figure out how she fits in to Em’s Hollywood lifestyle, while Em is trying to balance the fact that Doll is, ostensibly, her best friend and yet her employee as well. Episode three begins right where the previous episodes left off, in tone and theme at least. Doll is standing in for Em as the lighting is adjusted for a scene that is to be shot on set. Just as the lighting is perfectly adjusted, Doll is unceremoniously moved aside and Em steps in, ready to soak up all of the attention. This...

Doll and Em Episodes One and Two

Doll and Em Episodes One and Two

The first thing you need to understand about Doll and Em is that it is really a drama wrapped in the shroud of a comedy. I mean, sure, there are funny moments. But they are more of the awkward, absurd, or tragic sort. There is nothing slap stick or uproarious about the first episode. Instead, what we have is a relationship drama and many opportunities to snicker at the contradictory and selfish manner in which the main characters behave. Episode one begins with an absolutely fantastic montage revealing how Doll’s life fell apart after separating from her husband. This opening scene features no dialog and is accompanied only by music. I...

DOLL & EM: Behind The Scenes

DOLL & EM: Behind The Scenes

While we are on a roll with video clips we offer a look at another entry in what I call an “HBO comedy experiment.”  The limited comedy series DOLL & EM is fast approaching.  It premieres on March 19, so if you are interested don’t look for it on a Sunday because it runs on Wednesdays instead.  As we have reported before the show is a British import that came to HBO out of the blue so not a lot of marketing has occurred. Maybe that is why HBO now offers a “Behind The Scenes” segment. It doesn’t speak at length about the series because, I think, the plot is rather simple to get. It does tell of the friendship behind the...

What We Know About…DOLL & EM

What We Know About…DOLL & EM

DOLL & EM is fast approaching its debut, so HBOWatch thought it best to get you up to speed on the upcoming limited series premiering on03.19.14. Production Company: King Bee Productions through Revolution Films has put together this six episode limited series in the UK in 2013 which was created by Azazel Jacobs, Emily Mortimer & Dotty Wells.    Written By: Azazel Jacobs is credited with penning all six episodes. Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells credited for writing on four of the scripts.  Directed by: All six episodes were directed by Azazel Jacobs (pictured). He has written and directed a number of short films in the UK...

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