The Mimic (Channel 4)

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  • ZuluHero 13 Mar 2013 22:45:54 4,297 posts
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    Anyone catch this tonight? It's a new series on Channel 4 at 10pm (Wednesdays). I quite enjoyed it, made me laugh in a couple of places and there seems to be quite a lot of character in the show. It's not just about a guy doing loads of funny voices as the adverts lead me to believe.

    I'd like to see where it goes, so will be watching again next week.
  • binky Moderator 14 Mar 2013 09:22:13 9,945 posts
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    Was intrigued by the adverts and the show didn't disappoint. Enjoyed the fact that half of the time people thought he was a bit of a tit for doing the voices.
  • imamazed 14 Mar 2013 09:32:32 5,948 posts
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    Agree with your general sentiments, perhaps not funny enough.

    Edited by imamazed at 09:32:51 14-03-2013
  • Blotto 17 Mar 2013 22:18:30 2,777 posts
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    I know everyone hates Russell Brand but it's written (at least partly, though I think he does it all) by Matt Morgan, Russel's old writing partner.

    As a fan of Russell Brand's radio show I can confirm that this man is hilarious. Hope it does well.
  • PearOfAnguish 22 Mar 2013 10:42:47 7,493 posts
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    Really like this one. Martin is a personable goof and the voice thing is far more entertaining when presented like this instead of the tired Rory Bremner sketch show shtick. Helps a lot that he gets odd looks and comments, and that he mimics other characters in the show as well as famous people.

    It's not a constant barrage of funny but the jokes that are there have been strong so far. Loved the newsagent setting up a dating profile. "Says she's got a chocolate lab...what's that, some kind of Willy Wonka shit?"

    Edited by PearOfAnguish at 10:43:18 22-03-2013
  • L_Franko Moderator 22 Mar 2013 11:13:25 9,697 posts
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    Bugger, forgot this was on. Shall have to catch up over the weekend.
  • King_Edward 22 Mar 2013 13:04:41 11,471 posts
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    I enjoyed it the last one. Some of his voices are a bit too off though. I think I can do a Walken than him.
  • BeheretiK 28 Mar 2013 14:08:26 884 posts
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    New episode from last night was hilarious. Getting better every episode so far, hope that continues.

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  • Deleted user 28 March 2013 14:15:46
    His Obama is a bit shit. Good show though.
  • ZuluHero 13 Apr 2013 22:20:52 4,297 posts
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    Just caught up with episode 5 on 4od, really sad at the end.

    Though the bit with the dog made me laugh.

    TV guy: "Yeah we're not allowed to tie the dog down..."
    Martin: "hmm.. bit cruel, i suppose..."
    TV guy: "Something like that. We're tying you down though. Health and Safety."

    It's a really touching show. Lots of funny bits and lots of deeply profound bits. I have a friend almost exactly like Martin so can empathise with him quite a lot.
  • Deleted user 13 April 2013 22:38:52
    Really enjoying this. Martin is such an amiable guy and his relationship with the female lead, whose name I've forgotten, seems so genuine and believable. It's a very charming series and highly recommended.
  • mrpon 14 Apr 2013 00:13:19 29,551 posts
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    Just watched Dead Mans Shoes, thought I recognised the woman near the end.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • localnotail 20 Apr 2013 00:02:33 23,093 posts
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    Watched the whole thing this week, really liked it. Funny & touching, lovely script. Strong support all round, especially enjoyed Neil Maskell's special newsagent, another great psychostupid role.

    Edited by localnotail at 00:04:21 20-04-2013

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