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  • localnotail 28 Oct 2010 22:04:51 23,093 posts
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    Phone Shop ..... jury still out. Some great sections, others less so.
    /marks interesting

    This has really grown on me, it's engagingly on the very edge of surreal. 3 episodes down and it still has my interest. 4 episode (tonight) is the key though...

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Load_2.0 28 Oct 2010 22:22:00 18,898 posts
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    Yeah, it has some excellent moments and some very flat ones.

    At first I thought the casting was awful but it sort of makes sense now...

    I like it... I think. The mural of Little Gary makes me grin every time it comes into shot.
  • localnotail 28 Oct 2010 22:43:56 23,093 posts
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    me too :D I also like all the g-string photo photocopies stuck up on The Whaling Wall :D

    3rd episode made my mind up really, and 4th was all killer, no filler, believe ;) Seriously funny.

    Apparently they are playing out the last 2 in a double bill next week, I'm intrigued.

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  • localnotail 5 Nov 2010 00:26:13 23,093 posts
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    Phone Shop turned out to be something quite special in the end. Proper hands-over-the-face funny, full of brilliant lines. Second series please, but no more, like Spaced. Hope they only do 2 for Misfits too.

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  • Gambit1977 7 Nov 2010 22:51:45 9,583 posts
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    hiddenranbir wrote:
    The Trip is pretty good!

    Just watched it. Made me think of an English 'Curb your enthusiasm', was weird seeing my old home again...

    Have put this on record now :)
  • localnotail 7 Nov 2010 23:53:20 23,093 posts
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    Liked The Trip a lot, but I wonder how far Coogan will push playing (a version of) himself, and how much I can bear to see of that.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • glaeken 8 Nov 2010 13:32:08 11,094 posts
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    Peep Show series 7 back on the 26th \0/
  • Razz 11 Nov 2010 20:46:47 60,767 posts
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    If man say him a ting, then him a tingggg!!!!! Ya get me bruv

    xD Just started watching phoneshop, I love it!!!! After living in south london for 3 years, the accuracy of the characters and the lingo is astounding. Especially the girl from the rival shop! OMG! TYPICAL CROYDON FODDER!

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  • Deleted user 11 November 2010 20:54:59
    I remember watching the pilot of PhoneShop that was aired as part of the Comedy Workshop or whatever it was called on Channel 4.

    It was toe-curlingly bad.
  • mal 10 Mar 2011 23:04:50 22,336 posts
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    Anyone watching Mrs Brown's Boys? Just been watching it on t'i player. I remember seeing a trailer and thinking it looked like a My Family style sitcom, and it pretty much is that, but it's saved by a script which has a lot of jokes in it (mainly for the main character) and some decent slapstick. Bit of a guilty pleasure perhaps, but I'll be watching it again.

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  • mal 19 Oct 2011 23:26:03 22,336 posts
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    Is ep 3 of the new Rab C worth catching? I enjoyed the first two of this new series (certainly better than the last as I recall), and I'll watch it if it's on but otherwise I'm not sure. Worth i-playerin?

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  • mal 27 Oct 2011 00:07:55 22,336 posts
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    To answer my own question, yes it was. Tonights episode was pretty good too. Definitely the best series of this for a while.

    Strictly speaking, I shouldn't recommend 'Women!' in this thread, since it's French, but the second ep is on BBC2 tomorrow night. Ep 1 was rather up my street - lots of slapstick, lots of gurning, and lots of tits.

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  • Razz 17 Nov 2011 22:41:08 60,767 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSmzH7mr9HM

    Phoneshop is back and hilarious!

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  • localnotail 17 Nov 2011 22:54:54 23,093 posts
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    \o/ Love Phoneshop so much, just horribly hilarious. If only it were on for a 'our!

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Razz 17 Nov 2011 23:02:22 60,767 posts
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    Dread bull! :'D

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  • localnotail 18 Nov 2011 23:07:29 23,093 posts
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    Spunkle! Glittertown!

    On the verge of tears with parts of ep 2. Epic stupidity, wonderful warped language.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • superdelphinus 18 Nov 2011 23:23:18 8,021 posts
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    Fresh meat anyone? Seemed like a slightly more surreal version of the inbetweeners crossed with hollyoaks to me. That guy is doomed to constantly play a version of his inbetweeners character for the rest of his career
  • cowell 24 Jul 2013 21:31:47 682 posts
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    Phoneshop series 3 starting tomorrow.

    You getme blad
  • elstoof 24 Jul 2013 21:40:44 6,622 posts
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    Can't wait for series 3. Man don't know.
  • cowell 24 Jul 2013 21:57:32 682 posts
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    Elite selling crew!
  • elstoof 24 Jul 2013 22:07:41 6,622 posts
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    ESK-IMO!

    Man a man a wagamama man innit.
  • localnotail 24 Jul 2013 22:14:39 23,093 posts
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    I like this news more than I enjoy the films of Jude Law.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • elstoof 24 Jul 2013 22:16:38 6,622 posts
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    But do you like the music of dubstep?
  • localnotail 24 Jul 2013 22:18:53 23,093 posts
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    Is that a ting?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • elstoof 24 Jul 2013 22:31:57 6,622 posts
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    It is if you're high street.
  • imamazed 24 Jul 2013 22:43:49 5,520 posts
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    Can't wait for it. Everyone around where I live talks like they do

    "if man say he a ting, then he a ting, y'get me?"
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