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  • BinaryBob101 19 Mar 2013 17:56:31 21,966 posts
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    :D

    It's got a ring to it.

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  • PES_Fanboy 19 Mar 2013 19:13:28 11,637 posts
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    I liked it. I think it's in completely the wrong time slot though, which attracts the wrong expectations pf what he's trying to do with it.
  • Deckard1 19 Mar 2013 19:15:20 25,414 posts
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    Yeah the time slot was what was wrong with it.

    Called it

  • cubbymoore 19 Mar 2013 19:35:15 36,441 posts
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    So you going to watch every episode so you can say how shit it is deck?
  • Lukus 19 Mar 2013 19:36:36 18,955 posts
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    If it had been on at 4.30pm on CBBC, it would have been quite funny.

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  • Deckard1 19 Mar 2013 19:37:25 25,414 posts
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    We'll see










































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    Called it

  • Deckard1 19 Mar 2013 19:38:28 25,414 posts
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    But yeah I'll watch the second episode to give him a a fair chance. I like his face.

    Called it

  • Lukus 19 Mar 2013 19:53:39 18,955 posts
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    So why don't you like ecosse's?

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  • Deckard1 19 Mar 2013 20:00:15 25,414 posts
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    Let's not open that can of worms.

    Called it

  • cubbymoore 19 Mar 2013 20:07:37 36,441 posts
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    Did he









































    do something to you?
  • thedaveeyres 19 Mar 2013 21:23:00 9,710 posts
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    I liked this. I must be out of step.

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  • enfilade 19 Mar 2013 23:22:09 167 posts
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    I also thought it was fantastic. I probably laughed more consistently throughout the show than I have done at any sketch show. Really.*

    I'm a bit confused as to why people disliked it so much? It seemed to me to be very similar to his live material, and his approach shares a lot with comedians he has long been associated with (Simon Munnery being a good example there.)

    Hadn't read the critics' views until after I saw it, and the reception appears to be pretty strong at first glance...

    Maybe it's just you lot who hate it? :/

    *Apart from Tim & Eric, now I think about it.

    Edited by enfilade at 23:24:08 19-03-2013
  • enfilade 20 Mar 2013 07:41:26 167 posts
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    To be fair, I really loved that show 'Stupid' which was made for kids (only the series with Marcus Brigstocke in it).

    I guess to most people I'm still a kid so maybe I still qualify.
  • 4gate 20 Mar 2013 08:46:23 362 posts
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    Phil Cornwell was great in Stupid too.
  • M83J01P97 25 Mar 2013 12:29:31 6,386 posts
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    It isn't getting better sadly :( Such a shame.
  • MadCaddy13 25 Mar 2013 12:31:38 1,840 posts
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    I liked the Ben sketch last week. Not a fan of much else - I loved him in jam and big train etc but this is fairly poor
  • enfilade 25 Mar 2013 12:59:05 167 posts
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    I enjoyed the first one immensely but last night's episode didn't quite take me.

    I'll persevere with it as there are still some good ideas in there - one thing the show does benefit from is the lack of any sketches that drag on and on. A lot of the material does seem to be borrowed or adapted from his stage stuff though, and it doesn't transfer favourably to the small screen (or at least it didn't yesterday.)
  • brokenkey 25 Mar 2013 13:56:58 6,803 posts
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    I enjoyed last nights more than the first one. Bit noticeable that all his twitter buddies have given up promoting it though.

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  • Tom_Servo 25 Mar 2013 14:19:42 15,534 posts
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    I watched this last night and thought it was okay. Not sure why it's getting such a bad reaction. I'm not very familiar with stuff like Jam though, so maybe the fact I wasn't expecting the show to be a particular brand of humour helped.
  • M83J01P97 25 Mar 2013 14:22:29 6,386 posts
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    It's near enough impossible to categorise Jam as a particular brand of humour anyway. Black Humour doesn't even begin to cover the depths Jam delves...
  • Tom_Servo 25 Mar 2013 14:29:54 15,534 posts
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    That just demonstrates my point, really. I think a lot of people went into this expecting to be dark and weird, which it isn't particularly.

    If it's taken on its own merits I think it's a perfectly fine sketch show. Not everything landed, but it got a few laughs out of me.

    Edited by Tom_Servo at 14:30:44 25-03-2013
  • Lukus 25 Mar 2013 14:38:14 18,955 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    That just demonstrates my point, really. I think a lot of people went into this expecting to be dark and weird, which it isn't particularly.

    If it's taken on its own merits I think it's a perfectly fine sketch show. Not everything landed, but it got a few laughs out of me.
    Nooooo. I had no such preconceptions. It just wasn't funny.

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  • M83J01P97 25 Mar 2013 14:38:56 6,386 posts
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    Not at all, Jam, Brass Eye and Nighty Night are really the only dark comedies Eldon has been involved in. He comedic skills as a supporting actor are where he has shone for years now. But in his own show, he just seems to be treading water sadly and not offering us anything really funny.

    Edited by M83J01P97 at 14:51:44 25-03-2013
  • Tom_Servo 25 Mar 2013 14:47:37 15,534 posts
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    Fair enough!
  • President_Weasel 28 Mar 2013 22:23:33 8,604 posts
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    I just watched the first episode on the iplayer and I thought it was pretty good. Not world-shatteringly amazing, and with more smile moments than laugh out loud ones, but much better than I was expecting given this thread.
    I think it's suffered from the hype, including the goodwill from a lot of other comedy big names whose series he's been in; it would have been better off with a quieter launch and allowed to grow slowly.

    Agree with the "kids show" comment above - the lost property office which turned out to be down the back of the sofa, for instance - but I'd far rather this was getting BBC money than some of the other "comedy" programs BBC three have tried over the last few years.
  • localnotail 28 Mar 2013 22:28:46 23,093 posts
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    I still think it's funny. It just makes me laugh. It's just daft.

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  • Chopsen 28 Mar 2013 22:43:19 15,177 posts
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    The second was a bit better, because it seemed a loss less worried about being so weird.

    The first one was very standard stuff. The opening sketch, with the pissed up bloke in A/E turning out to be surgeon was just so by the book it was obvious what the punch line was going to be within seconds. There was a also a lot of straightforward slapstick that didn't even try and be anything more than a bloke being slapped in the face. It could have been a comedy routine from the 1800s.

    The second was a bit more creative and original. The world record for number of times you say nothing in ten minutes, for example, or the Darwin sketch. It just had better and more original ideas.

    That's the problem with "surrealist" humour, though. Sometimes you just come across as trying too hard to be wacky and coming across as a irritating show-off. Sometimes you come up with something left-field *and* genuinely entertaining.

    Loved the song from the second one. Delightfully silly.
  • localnotail 28 Mar 2013 23:05:01 23,093 posts
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    The Queen's birthday card sketch made me smile.

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