Carrie liked it, although she does call him out for the guy-date-as-biggest-nightmare point. Michael Bay babbles some industry-speak that's completely meaningless in an applied manner ("You gotta work on your photography and a bit more on style"? Can we get you a phone to speak into?). Garry didn't like it, thought the golf story was better (...ouch), and thinks "funny means money." Well, this show isn't funny, so that math sure works out.
Third victim, speaking of Peeing In A Cup, is Hilary. After we learn that Michael Bay has a movie coming out over Thanksgiving, we recall how Hilary deserved to go home last week, and we find out that her film is called The First Time I Met The Finkelsteins. She says she grew up in the sticks of New Hampshire, and she's the thousandth person to talk about "the odds" of going home tonight, and maybe you could all stop worrying about probability and start worrying about NOT SUCKING. But no: a guy is bringing his girlfriend home and admonishing her never to be caught alone with his mother. The father is stereotypically loud, tin-eared, and bigoted, the mother's just as embarrassing, there's no story arc or anything that's not entirely expected and clichéd, the part about being alone with the mother is never paid off, and even the laugh track (don't tell me that was the audience) sounds like it wants to hang itself in shame.
Carrie says that she thinks Hilary can write, which I guess officially makes her the Paula of this show. She didn't like the hand-held photography, which normally I'd agree with, since it's not a staple of comedy, but this was so unfunny that it hardly seems worth making a fuss over. Some people on the boards thought the close-in style was intentional, in order to create a sense of claustrophobia and discomfort, but I'm not inclined to give Hilary the benefit of any doubt here. Michael Bay drops the pretension in saying that he roundly hated it, and perhaps not surprisingly, I'm starting to like him a little bit here. Garry echoes Carrie's sentiments (SHE CAN'T WRITE, MORONS) and says he's rooting for Hilary. Over exactly how many other people in the field? I'm just asking.