Blunt Talk

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  • TV-MA
  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.4  (4,472)

Blunt Talk is a star-studded comedy starring the iconic Patrick Stewart as the lead character, Walter Blunt, a British newscaster in America with a love of alcohol, women and a questionable moral compass. The show, which aired on Starz between 2015 and 2016, follows the eccentric Blunt as he tries to balance his on-air persona with his off-air antics.

The show's ensemble cast boasts a range of talented actors who play a variety of significant and memorable roles. Adrian Scarborough portrays Harry Chandler, Walter's loyal manservant who is always on hand to cater to Walter's every whim regardless of how unconventional or bizarre it may be. Dolly Wells is Celia, Walter's producer and friend, who is constantly trying to keep Walter's unpredictable behavior in check. Jacki Weaver is Rosalie Winter, Walter's alcoholic ex-wife and the mother of their adult son.

Richard Lewis plays Walter's therapist, Dr. Weiss, who struggles to handle his patient's erratic behavior while trying to help him deal with his personal issues, including drug addiction and various eccentricities. Timm Sharp is Jim, Walter's loyal camera operator, who often finds himself being dragged into Walter's misadventures, much to his dismay.

Blunt Talk is a show that's known for its witty, fast-paced comedic writing, and the range of comedic talent on display is what makes it such a joy to watch. Each character, no matter how minor, brings something unique to the table, and the show kicks off with a distinctive blend of outrageous humor mixed with moments of genuine pathos.

One of the most significant strengths of the show is its exploration of mental health and addiction. While it's easy to dismiss Walter's behavior as buffoonery or inexplicable, the show also explores his underlying trauma and explains why he is the way he is. While the show is undoubtedly hilarious and over-the-top, it's also grounded in reality, with the characters battling relatable human problems underneath their outsized personalities.

The show also benefits from the exceptional talents of Patrick Stewart, whose performance as Walter Blunt is a masterclass in comedic acting. Stewart ably navigates from Walter's moments of vulnerability to his outrageous antics and everything in between, ensuring that no matter what shenanigans he's up to, the show is still a joy to watch.

The show deals with a range of sensitive topics, including drug addiction, homelessness, and serious illnesses, but it consistently balances its humor with moments of heart and sincerity. Despite the many wacky adventures that Walter and his entourage get up to, there's always an underlying sense of compassion that prevents the show from ever becoming excessively cynical.

In many ways, Blunt Talk is reminiscent of the classic comedy shows of the past. It's a show that doesn't shy away from being both smart and bawdy, and the characters are all larger than life and well-drawn, with each having their own unique motivations and quirks. Whether you're looking for a good belly laugh or a poignant reflection on the human experience, Blunt Talk is a show that has something for everyone.

Blunt Talk is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on August 22, 2015.

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Is This All Because I Didn't Call You
10. Is This All Because I Didn't Call You
December 11, 2016
After one last showdown with the Rudolphs, Walter has to find a way to make his case to the persons of Los Angeles.
Walter Has to Look After Walter
9. Walter Has to Look After Walter
December 4, 2016
Martin and Rosalie struggle with life-changing information. Walter, Harry, Celia and Jim go to a surrealist ball hosted by the nefarious Rudolphs, hoping to finally gain a confession.
A Cell Doesn't Have to Be a Closet
8. A Cell Doesn't Have to Be a Closet
November 20, 2016
Harry and Walter find out that they been framed for homicide; Shelly takes advantage of Walter's absence from the workplace.
I Can't Believe I Made Love to a Sociopath
7. I Can't Believe I Made Love to a Sociopath
November 13, 2016
Walter is caught up in a private detective's web of conspiracy on the eve of Vivian and Moby's nuptials; Celia's new lover thrusts Jim to the breaking point.
Love is Not Linear
6. Love is Not Linear
November 6, 2016
The crew comes to a dead end with the Rudolphs, just as a shady figure goes looking for dirt on Walter.
It's Been Months Since I Kidnapped You
5. It's Been Months Since I Kidnapped You
October 30, 2016
Walter and the crew go to a local jail to interview Duncan Adler; a one-night fling offers Jim newfound assurance.
How Is It That Every Conversation We Have Comes Back to the Size of Your Penis
4. How Is It That Every Conversation We Have Comes Back to the Size of Your Penis
October 23, 2016
Walter goes after the leader of Rudolph Global, whom he suspects of wrongdoing; tension grows between Harry and Walter.
Your Therapist And His Pussy Are Here
3. Your Therapist And His Pussy Are Here
October 16, 2016
Walter promises to investigate the corruption around the drought in Los Angeles after Cornelia gets into hot water; Celia hopes to take a break from her relationship with Jim.
If It Comes in a Plastic Bag, Don't Eat It
2. If It Comes in a Plastic Bag, Don't Eat It
October 9, 2016
Walter learns that Cornelia's work on a drought story poses a threat to her life; Jim's on-air colonoscopy goes awry.
I Remember That Time More Like a Movie I Saw Than a Life I Lived
1. I Remember That Time More Like a Movie I Saw Than a Life I Lived
October 2, 2016
In the Season 2 opener, Walter rekindles a relationship with a former crush who is investigating a critical story. Meanwhile, Jim and Celia honor three months together, and Rosalie adjusts to living without Teddy.
Where to Watch Blunt Talk
Blunt Talk is available for streaming on the starz website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Blunt Talk on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 22, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (4,472)