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Best comedy I've seen in ages.
Not so much for Him & Her.
Watched the first two. The jokes all seemed to be about snot and poo.
Rightly targeted at the BBC Three demographic then.
Don't diss Grandma's House.
a comedy about a couple is even more boring.
if you like this, you are mentally retarded/an avid bbc three watcher.
Feels like it’s been conjured up in some BBC meeting concerning “How to make the next Gavin and Stacey as soon as we possibly can”. Oh look, she’s having a shit with the door open and he can probably smell it, but he doesn’t mind! He must really love her, awwww.
I guess comedies with couples are generally quite boring. I would like to see a “couple comedy” where they draw you in with the funnies and endearing banter, and then kill off one of the pair, taking a turn into bleak drama territory. Like a “Gavin and Stacey” where Stacey would get the cancer and Gavin would proclaim “I love you babe” for 25 minutes. Now that would be hilarious....
In conclusion, I like it.
but for some reason I kinda like it and I feel compelled to watch it
for some reason this does my head in.
and people who think it's realistic...well, that's even worse. why does 'realistic' comedy have to be about people shitting or watch each other shit or just lie around in bed all day?
ergo - people in bed having a shit is compelling viewing
As I've been happy to declare in my mini-hijacks of all the Inbetweeners threads we've had.
I think they're all really great characters. On the surface of it, there's not a lot to it, but the subtelty and observational stuff is what makes it. And the overall pace and balance throughout the episodes is spot on.
I guess it is faintly similar to Grandma's House. I really liked that, too.
Inbetweeners is still v good overall but, although the latest series has had me chuckling plenty, the already heavy handed scripting seems to have become perhaps a little /too/ heavy handed at times.
the fact it's on bbc3 amazes me. the fella who plays Dan (Joe Wilkinson i think) completely makes it for me
is awesome, saw him doing stand-up supporting steve merchant and he was ace.
also i like him & her a lot.
a funny guy. i saw a bit of his stand-up on youtube and he seems a bit uncomfortable but i couldn't tell if it was part of his act or not, also this is great
I thought it was fucking dreadful
and then I watched a bit of one where some sweary guy dressed as postman pat was calling Tovey's character a fucking wanker for not turning up to a birthday party.
The sadact with the beard is terrifying.
The cringingly awful situation where you have to be visibly grateful for a present from someone (more often than not your mum) cos you know they mean well and you don't want to hurt their feelings... ...and then your other half knowing right off the bat that it was well-meaning but totally wide of the mark. And the tongue biting that you had to endure so as not to
I like that they have gentle little knowing mind games with each other, but for all that, and their far from salubrious living circumstances, the affection they have for each other means it's them vs the world.
They're a team. A ramshakle one. But they're totally on each others' wavelength. Which is one of the foundations of a good couple. And it contrasts nicely with the more obviously hyperbolic characters around them. Especially compared to the dysfunctional sister & aggressive other half.
I think the on-screen chemistry between the two of them really gives it a lot more gravitas, if that can be applied to this sort of television. The overall idea reminds me of a lot of older comedies that, more often that not, take place in one location and have to rely on good scripting and neat comedic devices to keep the momentum...as opposed to your standard formulaic inbetweeners style insert crude joke here, etc.
now I'm DEFINITELY not watching this
I think they hate each other. Whenever I've watched it, I haven't seen "aw, true love in action". I actually thought the whole premise was "these two will be together for a few months and then she'll fuck off to someone else". I thought that was the whole 'thing'.
Spare me a "ah, young padawan, wait until you're in a live in relationzzzzz" reply, cheers.
Don't love each other anyway. Fancy each other for a bit, then split up and be better friends. That kind of thing.
Never said it was true love or that it's gonna last forever. Just that they're affectionate, on the same wavelength and in it together. For now. The ending of the last ep was hardly a cast iron guarantee of a rosy future 4LYF. But for now, a nice bit get-it-while-you-can, take-it-as-it-comes lustage. Happy days.
I don't like it. They look dirty. The place looks dirty. Its all brown. The people are boring. Its not funny. I'm not watching that.
a lol of absolute agreement
for things like this, but it should be removed far from comedy. it really isn't comedy, it's like a soap opera. maybe trainspotting: the aspirational years.
i mean, i've never understand why there isn't more humour in all television generally. it's like television either has to be SUPER-DRAMATIC and INTENSE or really ADHD and very obviously cheap and comedy like
i think this is just domestic drama. domestic life can be pretty funny. there doesn't need to be a really bad genre that tries to mix conventions from both.
The Gilmore Girls is listed, I love The Gilmore Girls.
or at least they should. It's amazing.
I love it.
Massive crush on Alexis Bledel as well, not when she's like 14, obviously, that'd be creepy.
on the current run on E4.
Same. Lorelai as well though.
i told the girl about my love for gilmore girls.
i think she was close to walking.
I spend most of my life being made to laugh by other people. Yet you rarely see it on TV.
Reminds me of why Larry David said he hated Friends "Six funny people all sitting around saying funny things - with none of them laughing at them"
lovely concept, but poor excecution.
we'll proove you all wrong.
I find it nice and gentle and there's something comforting about it. I like the set and the lighting etc, it's subtle and doesn't scream at you, and is a pretty good reflection of many 20-somethings' living spaces. I find it quite narrative of my own and other people I know's lives (maybe less so now we're all starting to turn in to grown ups, but I still find dirty plates under the bed now and then...) and because of the "us versus the world" thing that Wza commented upon, it feels quite cosy. I'm sort of sad it's the last one tonight because I have enjoyed it, yes.
Na, sorry, not impressed.
That was a great final episode. I was all sad when they were arguing. Felt like the cliched kid on the stairs listening in onb their parents have a barney.
Did you not see the two looks she gave him when he said 'you eating cheese is sexy'? Perfection.
And the whole us v the world thing got pulled into focus as much as ever in this one. And though they inevitably made up, (with her managing to cheekily take the mick) there was the minor ah-she's-moving-in freakout. And, as ever, she knew the score.
It might not be landmark stuff. Most of it has been done in one form or another elsewhere. But it's just really well done. Definitely not shite. And each episode has had it's own thing going on.
Compare that to the Inbetweeners (which I /do/ laugh at, but ever less). They did the same thing again this week: Set up situation - mock Will into going along with the shenanigans - Will gets carried away - adults get angry - throw in a few golden moments of Jay & Neil - simon simpers a bit - bosh. Funny as a cartoonish version of growing up in the 'burbs. But it's getting a bit too formulaic. Can't see how they'll manage to squeeze another series out of it.
Inbetweeners = not that good
Grandmas House = pretty awful
Grandmas house is just not funny in the slightest. I absolutely can't watch that at all. I gave it two episodes and it was just no.
Inbetweeners has lost it a little in my opinion. I completely forgot it was on last night and it was only because of the 25 facebook status that said "omgggg inbetweeners tonite lol" reminded me.
Him & Her is just shit.
Definitely in danger of becoming the new Little Britain (which I liked for a series or so), but fb status updates instead of catchphrases.
Can see how Grandmas House wouldn't go down very well with everyone.
Out of interest, have you ever seen 15 Storeys High (and if so, did/do you like it)?
Its getting pretty predictable.
I haven't seen that. Whats that about?
I don't think I'm into English comedy as much as I am american. I like things like 30 Rock, The Office, Arrested Development etc.
In a tower block flat. With an innocent sidekick. They got into awkward situations with a surreal cast of neighbours due to a combination of Lock's misanthropy and his flatmates' naivety.
Not the same as Him & Her, but a similar pacing, scumminess, and lack of obvious punchlines or 'proper jokes'.
Kinda. But don't let that put you off.
Lock is pretty similar to Meldrew in that he's not the root of the problems. He suffers due to the failures and foibles of others because he's, basically, a social retard that just can't understand why other people aren't like him.
I am fond of Sean Lock. I find him a very funny man.
£7.97 on Amazon for the 2 series 10 Ep DVD is a steal.
the two main characters are really not likeable at all and I just found the whole thing a bit boring to be honest
More compulsive viewing than Peep Show, all told.
For the FAO of Meo & co: this series is based around a wedding. It's not based in their bedsit any more. Not as brown.