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milky_26

the problem for me is the fallout between ford kiernan greg hemphill. it stopped them doing more series when it was at a high standard. Then brining it back a few years ago times have moved on, if they had not fell out they could have done another couple of series then ended it without losing the quality.

 

the lastest episode was better than the first (not hard - they could have ended the first episode better if they did the jack and victor crying more sympathetically) but was still poor. I am going to watch it to the end just to see how they end it.

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Bunny Munro

As others have said, episode 2 was better than episode 1. I actually thought it was one of the event since the revival.

 

The line wolf scenes were garbage, and the cat story wasnt funny and went nowhere (I think it was just to get Joe a few scenes) but the main thread was decent with some good sight gags and and some decent lines.

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LeftBack

Just watched it. Thought it crap and didn't laugh once. Three storyline just thrown together. Lone wolf was nonsense 

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I P Knightley

Are some of the actors related to each other? It's the only reason I can think of for some of the characters; like how Mrs Brown's Boys is just a big money spinner for the O'Carroll family.

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peter_hmfc
3 hours ago, I P Knightley said:

Are some of the actors related to each other? It's the only reason I can think of for some of the characters; like how Mrs Brown's Boys is just a big money spinner for the O'Carroll family.

 

That show is utter shit and beyond cringeworthy. How anyone can find it even remotely funny is beyond me.

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Steve_Jersey_HMFC

Slightly better episode but still poor

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I P Knightley
12 hours ago, peter_hmfc said:

 

That show is utter shit and beyond cringeworthy. How anyone can find it even remotely funny is beyond me.

I'm not saying it's any good but it's certainly not helped by being the O'Carroll family & in-laws, regardless of acting and comic ability. 

I was just wondering whether Methadone Mick got his role through similar family or friends connections.

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BM1874

Lone wolf was disappointing to be honest.

as was suggested previously, sounds way too posh and well spoken to be a modern Ned. 

 

Most daft bit was when his wee pal “nae way man wolfs got a job”

 

And the wee guy replies

my legs are sore and I’m tired 

ok see ya 

 

just made no sense at all

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LeftBack
On 25/02/2019 at 16:53, Samuel Camazzola said:

:thumbs_up: Very true. The Office Christmas Specials produced some of the best TV ever. 

On the subject of excellent albeit cringey comedies, I have to say I think the new series of Alan Partridge is brilliant and as good as he's been for a while. 

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i8hibsh

I know this is a Still game thread but do we all agree that Mrs Browns Boys is the single biggest abomination in TV history?

 

 

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superjack
1 hour ago, i8hibsh said:

I know this is a Still game thread but do we all agree that Mrs Browns Boys is the single biggest abomination in TV history?

 

 

No we don't. Admittedly they should have left it after the second series but I still enjoy it, as do most people I speak with.

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davemclaren
2 hours ago, i8hibsh said:

I know this is a Still game thread but do we all agree that Mrs Browns Boys is the single biggest abomination in TV history?

 

 

You need to stop taking comedy so seriously. 😄

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cocobeab
5 hours ago, BM1874 said:

 

Most daft bit was when his wee pal “nae way man wolfs got a job”

 

And the wee guy replies

my legs are sore and I’m tired 

ok see ya 

 

just made no sense at all

 

I’m no Woody Allen but was that exchange not just the set up for him nicking Joe’s chair thereafter?

 

Not saying it was funny, just pointing out how it fitted into story.

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peter_hmfc
1 minute ago, cocobeab said:

 

I’m no Woody Allen but was that exchange not just the set up for him nicking Joe’s chair thereafter?

 

Not saying it was funny, just pointing out how it fitted into story.

 

Indeed, but it still sounded unnatural.

 

Might watch it this week, only because I've heard Amy MacDonald might be in it.

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BM1874
11 hours ago, cocobeab said:

 

I’m no Woody Allen but was that exchange not just the set up for him nicking Joe’s chair thereafter?

 

Not saying it was funny, just pointing out how it fitted into story.

In the grand scheme of things yes, suppose it did

 

it just seemed there was a line or 2 missing.

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ri Alban

Great Episode.

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gjcc

One of the better episodes of the new season. 

 

Plot spoiler below. 

Spoiler

Tam on a life insurance scam for winstons leg by the sounds of it. 

 

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Maroon Sailor
4 hours ago, gjcc said:

One of the better episodes of the new season. 

 

Plot spoiler below. 

  Reveal hidden contents

Tam on a life insurance scam for winstons leg by the sounds of it. 

 

 

It's the best episode by a country mile. The other 2 were not up to much.

 

Your spoiler has been revealed in a trailer shown throughout the week before this episode was aired

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peter_hmfc

Thought it was still dire tbh. Never laughed once and it seemed to just plod along without trying to be funny whilst focusing on the story only, strange for a comedy show.

 

Only watched it because I read Amy MacDonald would be in it.

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gjcc
7 hours ago, peter_hmfc said:

Thought it was still dire tbh. Never laughed once and it seemed to just plod along without trying to be funny whilst focusing on the story only, strange for a comedy show.

 

Only watched it because I read Amy MacDonald would be in it.

 

Not to worry, she’s in the next one. 

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AlimOzturk

Was brilliant Imo

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peter_hmfc
1 hour ago, gjcc said:

 

Not to worry, she’s in the next one. 

 

Source?

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Tynieman

I think the main issue is that they can no longer get off doing half the stuff they did in the earlier series. I'm currently watching series two on Netflix and not in a million years could the BBC show half of it in this day and age (wrongly in my opinion). 

 

Doesn't excuse some of the poor characters but it goes some way to explain the drop in quality.

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ri Alban
Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, AlimOzturk said:

Was brilliant Imo

I think he's done a House M.D. when Wilson was Ill.

Edited by ri Alban

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Samuel Camazzola
19 hours ago, AlimOzturk said:

Was brilliant Imo

Better than The Office? :runaway:

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been here before
Posted (edited)
40 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Better than The Office? :runaway:

 

Miranda, James Corden, Mrs Browns Boys, Citizen Khan and anything with Elaine C. Smith in it are the collective nadir of comedy in this country.

 

But even they piss all over the Office and Ricky Gervais.

Edited by been here before

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Samuel Camazzola
39 minutes ago, been here before said:

 

Miranda, James Corden, Mrs Browns Boys, Citizen Khan and anything with Elaine C. Smith in it are the collective nadir of comedy in this country.

 

But even they piss all over the Office and Ricky Gervais.

:groundhog:

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Gashauskis9

Bit better this week.  Clearly an insurance scam from Tam 👍.

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Toggie88
1 hour ago, Gashauskis9 said:

Bit better this week.  Clearly an insurance scam from Tam 👍.

 

Yup - bit obvious. He'll give all the money to Winston so he can 'go to Switzerland and save his leg'. 

 

 

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Lemongrab
3 hours ago, Toggie88 said:

 

Yup - bit obvious. He'll give all the money to Winston so he can 'go to Switzerland and save his leg'. 

 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up at Dignitas by mistake.

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Mysterion
5 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up at Dignitas by mistake.

 

If that’s the credits scene it would be one hell of a way to go out. :rofl:

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Sexton Hardcastle
16 hours ago, been here before said:

 

Miranda, James Corden, Mrs Browns Boys, Citizen Khan and anything with Elaine C. Smith in it are the collective nadir of comedy in this country.

 

But even they piss all over the Office and Ricky Gervais.

Anything with the audience laugh to let you know when the gag has arrived.

 

Better than the office. Next you’ll be claiming Jacko wasn’t a beast.

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Bunny Munro
Posted (edited)

Thought the episode was garbage, it was like they forgot to add the jokes. If this was season 2/3 I'd say an insurance scam was unlikely, because it seemed too obvious (the TV insurance scam mentioned at the start was a hell of a signpost). I'm sure that is what they'll go for now. Which is a shame. 

Edited by Bunny Munro

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I P Knightley
11 hours ago, Sexton Hardcastle said:

Anything with the audience laugh to let you know when the gag has arrived.

 

Better than the office. Next you’ll be claiming Jacko wasn’t a beast.

Him out of Brushstrokes?

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been here before
7 hours ago, I P Knightley said:

Him out of Brushstrokes?

 

I used to have a bit of a thing for the bosses wife in Brush Strokes.

 

She was a bit of a MILF before a MILF was a thing.

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I P Knightley
Posted (edited)
14 minutes ago, been here before said:

 

I used to have a bit of a thing for the bosses wife in Brush Strokes.

 

She was a bit of a MILF before a MILF was a thing.

Here comes Google images

 

edit: just looked. I'd advise you not to; it might ruin your teenage memories.

Edited by I P Knightley

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been here before
3 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

Here comes Google images

 

edit: just looked. I'd advise you not to; it might ruin your teenage memories.

 

Nah Carol Decker done that first.

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ri Alban
18 hours ago, Sexton Hardcastle said:

Anything with the audience laugh to let you know when the gag has arrived.

 

Better than the office. Next you’ll be claiming Jacko wasn’t a beast.

The office is pish. Only simpletons laugh at that shite.

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Salad Fingers

Much, much better tonight. Actually really enjoyed it for the first time in a while. 

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Gashauskis9

Wow, didn’t see that coming 😏

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LeftBack
3 minutes ago, Salad Fingers said:

Much, much better tonight. Actually really enjoyed it for the first time in a while. 

Agreed. A lot more of Jack and Victor's banter I think reminded me of the early episodes 

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Toggie88
33 minutes ago, LeftBack said:

Agreed. A lot more of Jack and Victor's banter I think reminded me of the early episodes 

The Jack and Victor banter is what made the show what it is. The more of that, the better the episode. 

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heartsfc_fan

Slightly better tonight.

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superjack
6 minutes ago, heartsfc_fan said:

Slightly better tonight.

Me too, only slightly better. Had a good few chuckles but wasn't pishing myself laughing like the early series. Mind you, it could just be me getting grumpier.

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peter_hmfc

Thought it was terrible to be honest. The plotline of it being an insurance scam was figured out before last weeks episode had even ended. Wasn't particularly funny so it just seemed to plod along mindlessly.

 

Only watched it because I read Amy MacDonald would be in it.

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cocobeab
On 11/03/2019 at 17:05, been here before said:

 

I used to have a bit of a thing for the bosses wife in Brush Strokes.

 

She was a bit of a MILF before a MILF was a thing.

 

Now 76! Where does the time go?

 

- mostly wasted surfing the Internet for useless facts to be fair. 

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AlimOzturk

Laughed at the bit where jack and Victor were gossiping at the bar, camera cut off to Winston then back to J & V and there is Isa in middle of them. 

 

Laughed when naveeds car got chores cause he seen tam. 

 

Substance is still there but it just seems past its time now.

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ri Alban

Jack or Victor will need to die this series. Or both or both/one will go to live with their families abroad.

 

I like Winston, but there's be too much of the other cast for too many years now.

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iantjambo

I heard Amy MacDonald isn’t going to be in it!

 

:wow:

 

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iantjambo
27 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Jack or Victor will need to die this series. Or both or both/one will go to live with their families abroad.

 

I like Winston, but there's be too much of the other cast for too many years now.

 

In that scenario, I would imagine Victor dying and Jack moving to Canada.

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