Jean-Claude Van Johnson

My new show to watch is Jean-Claude Van Johnson on Amazon.  It's so entertaining.  Humor, legit action, intrigue....and JCVD is great.  He does a good job with a script that walks a fine line between parody of himself and his movies and over the top silliness.  I think anyone who ever enjoyed Van Damme movies should give it a shot.  
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  • When I was a kid, my father and older brother watched a lof ot action movies and Jean-Claude Van Damme was always my favorite. Maybe because he was a good 10 years younger than the other classics Stallone and Schwarzenegger. I guess I had a bit of a crush on him, but haven't seen him in anything in like 15 years...  This looks like a fun show to binge over the holidays!
  • Wow, the pilot came out so long ago, I had forgotten about this.  The pilot was hilarious, I'll be checking it out.  
  • Binged this over the holidays. I thought it was amazingly funny, especially all the shade that was thrown at JC regarding his earlier movies, without it ever really becoming a parody. That last split scene above the helicopter was everything. This has totally rekindled all my childhood love for this guy.
  • i don't recall particularly liking any jcvd movies but just binged this series today. really liked it. unfortunately amazon just announced its cancellation. sigh.
  • jhpark said:
    i don't recall particularly liking any jcvd movies but just binged this series today. really liked it. unfortunately amazon just announced its cancellation. sigh.
    That's a bummer to hear. I really thought it was pretty funny and enjoyed watching it too.
  • It would have been nice to see more of this but at least it wrapped up the story and didn't end on a cliffhanger.

    Did you guys ever see the film JCVD? It's completely unlike this miniseries, and unlike his earlier films - it's made in this kind of arthouse style (lighting, pacing of the story), is largely in French, and there isn't a lot of action in it, but what it does prove is that JC can indeed act. I mean, childhood idealization - as an adult when I look back on those movies he's just a shitty actor in dramatic terms. The miniseries does make fun of that and JCVD also touches on it but in a different way. He also has a fairly long, intense, raw and honest monologue in it that shines a different light on his persona. If you're at all interested in that and don't mind the arthouse style, it's worth a watch.
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