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  • DaM 20 Aug 2013 18:13:58 12,985 posts
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    That reminds me I have to catch up with Family Tree.
    The last series of Friday Night Dinner was excellent, better than the first.
    A third is in production :)
  • vijay_UK 20 Aug 2013 18:23:44 2,104 posts
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    I liked Tittybangbang, comedy gold.

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  • Dougs 22 Aug 2013 15:16:12 67,140 posts
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    Big School. Dreadful, didn't even last 30 mins.
  • brokenkey 22 Aug 2013 16:06:17 6,983 posts
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    Same for me with Chickens.

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  • RedSparrows 22 Aug 2013 16:08:59 22,258 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Do you perhaps mean Friday Night Dinner? Both series of that have been ace, and Robert Popper is a bit of an internet/paperback God.

    Hmm, looking at his wiki writeup he's done loads of good stuff, and also 'Look Around You' Series 2.
    yeah, sorry, Friday Night Dinner.

    My favourite bit of the dad was when his kid turned up at the start of an episode and said hi. The reaction was 'what?'
    'Hi'
    'Oh, hi bambino'

    It's just such a dad thing to do, and not in that awful tired BBC1 comedy type way.

    Edited by RedSparrows at 16:09:14 22-08-2013
  • RedSparrows 22 Aug 2013 16:10:15 22,258 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Do you perhaps mean Friday Night Dinner? Both series of that have been ace, and Robert Popper is a bit of an internet/paperback God.

    Hmm, looking at his wiki writeup he's done loads of good stuff, and also 'Look Around You' Series 2.
    Oh God, he did the timewaster letters? I have a vol of that! They're great.
  • Dougs 22 Aug 2013 16:22:43 67,140 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    Same for me with Chickens.
    God, the trailer was enough for me. It's depressing.
  • brokenkey 23 Aug 2013 13:01:58 6,983 posts
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    I watched the preview on SkyGo. Oh dear.

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  • mal 28 Aug 2013 18:09:38 22,448 posts
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    Right, Bad Education series 2 is on next Tuesday - just set the timer on my 7-day EPG. Trailer confirms the return of Michelle Gomez as deputy head which is reason enough to watch it for me.

    Apparently the first episode is up on iPlayer as of last night, but I'll wait till it's broadcast myself.

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  • Trane 29 Aug 2013 08:33:22 4,050 posts
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    vijay_UK wrote:
    I liked Tittybangbang, comedy gold.
    Ah, so you're the person that watches it that actually thinks it's good.

    Case closed.
  • localnotail 30 Oct 2013 20:27:45 23,093 posts
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    Quite liked the first episode of The Ambassadors, although still getting used to Webb playing a character that is not as stupid as Jez. Second episode is tonight. Foreign Office let them do a lot of research in house, apparently.

    Crackanory looks fun, starts on November 13th, on Dave.

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  • mal 30 Oct 2013 21:00:17 22,448 posts
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    The first episode of Ambassadors was okay, but all the best gags were in the trailer. It's only a three-parter so they haven't got long to sort it out.

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  • localnotail 30 Oct 2013 21:22:02 23,093 posts
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    Thing is, it was more than comedy. I put it in here because of the Mitchell and Webb aspect, but it actually had some drama as well. I liked all the Russian too. I'm a sucker for Russian.

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  • souvlaki 30 Oct 2013 21:33:37 717 posts
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    Crackanory looks ace - the sort of thing to store up for the long winter nights :)
  • mal 30 Oct 2013 22:01:40 22,448 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Thing is, it was more than comedy. I put it in here because of the Mitchell and Webb aspect, but it actually had some drama as well. I liked all the Russian too. I'm a sucker for Russian.
    True. I almost said that I didn't feel they'd established the characters well enough, but decided that it was too early to blame them for that yet. Probably didn't help that I thought the actor feller was sitcom terrible, and spoilt that half of the programme for me.

    Taped the second episode by not seen it yet. Are my concerns ameliorated?

    Edited by mal at 22:02:04 30-10-2013

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  • localnotail 30 Oct 2013 22:07:18 23,093 posts
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    Haven't seen it yet either, meet you back here inabit to discuss further.

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  • mal 31 Oct 2013 00:31:15 22,448 posts
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    Seen it now. Much better than the first ep. Helps that I like Tom Hollander in everything I've seen him do (which isn't that much as a lot of the stuff he did earlier was a bit too Austentatious for me, but Rev was very good). Characters are now a lot more fleshed out, and more of the jokes worked for me based on that, plus the drama was more memorable.

    Edited by mal at 00:31:27 31-10-2013

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  • localnotail 6 Nov 2013 23:09:30 23,093 posts
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    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • localnotail 6 Nov 2013 23:09:31 23,093 posts
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    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • localnotail 6 Nov 2013 23:09:31 23,093 posts
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    Definitely pleased with The Ambassadors, hope they get a second series. A good mix of drama and comedy.

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  • localnotail 6 Nov 2013 23:09:50 23,093 posts
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    Yes. That pleased.

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  • mal 6 Nov 2013 23:16:51 22,448 posts
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    Yeah, that was rather good. I didn't realise till I looked it up, but Ambassadors was co-written by the guy who co-wrote Rev. We're apparently getting a third series of that, which is good, and I'd also like a second series of Ambassadors - the ending certainly sets it up for one.

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  • localnotail 6 Nov 2013 23:33:19 23,093 posts
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    Yes, they definitely left it open to progression. Rare to see a show with so many female support roles too. That local girl working for them is a total fox. I found her underwear quite distracting.

    Edited by localnotail at 23:34:00 06-11-2013

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  • mal 7 Nov 2013 01:35:15 22,448 posts
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    Yeah, true although clearly from that scene I know that I can't identify them all by name under torchlight. And now you've made me rewatch that section, it makes me wonder why girlfriend person took off her tank top that she was clearly wearing when woken ;)

    And yes, she does fill out that bra rather well.

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  • Tomo 7 Nov 2013 23:21:05 13,886 posts
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    Only seen the first episode of Ambassadors, but I thought it was fucking brilliant. One of the best mature comedies I've seen in a long time.
  • RedSparrows 8 Nov 2013 09:36:18 22,258 posts
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    Yeah saw first ep, enjoyed.
  • Trafford 9 Nov 2013 00:02:14 5,733 posts
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    Just watched an episode of Bluestone 42.
    Speaking as someone who has a soft spot for It Ain't Hald Hot Mum and grew up on MASH,
    It was shocking. Leave it some years maybe?

    * I loved Mash
  • President_Weasel 9 Nov 2013 00:09:54 9,172 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    Just watched an episode of Bluestone 42.
    Speaking as someone who has a soft spot for It Ain't Hald Hot Mum and grew up on MASH,
    It was shocking. Leave it some years maybe?

    * I loved Mash
    Try another episode, it's actually surprisingly all right. I'll admit there's parts where you can see the identikit comedy formula showing through, but I expected to hate it when I watched it, and ended up rather liking it.
  • mal 9 Nov 2013 01:29:12 22,448 posts
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    Yeah, Bluestone 42's pretty formulaic (not too surprising, as it seems likely its writers met on the production of Miranda), but it's got decently written characters and a worthwhile story arc. It's not essential viewing by any stretch, but I can think of a funnier comedy on BBC3 this year, nor probably last year or the one before when the new controller cancelled Ideal.

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  • King_Edward 10 Nov 2013 22:37:59 11,454 posts
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    Anyone been watching Toast of London? On C4 right now. Loving it.
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