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That was bloody brilliant :"((
Hugh Grant was getting a bit much towards the end though.
but the two together marked a general drop-off in quality. Still better than most other things on telly. I'm torn on whether I want them to make another 6 episodes or just leave it as it is. I think... probably... leave it as it is. If Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon could do some more Winterbottom stuff together as fictional characters though, that would be good.
the bit where Coogan fell off the rocks had me in stitched - "you're trapped in a metaphor!". and trying to do octaves in the car.
not the funniest of the episodes, but a brilliant ending, one i can particularly relate to as a northerner sitting here alone in my third floor london city flat - not that i think of myself on anything like Coogan's level of anything you understand. but it's something i can definitely relate to on some level.
up there with the greats....i feel quite sad it's all over.
Though I was hoping they would have had a last restaurant meal.
"Can you vault that fence?"
"You're trapped in a metaphor!"
Abba in the car.
The lonliness at the end.
As a series, it was totally and utterly brilliant.
but thought it was great. Looking forward to seeing the DVD if it is released as a 'film'.
was awesome, coogan seemed to be really enjoying himself
what a series though, sublime
'oh...this was the funniest episode'
'actually i think you'll find that episode three was pound for pound the funniest episode'
'i'm not sure, i think i laughed one time less for three than i did for two'
every fucking week that shit.
stop being pedants and just appreciate it for the wonderful telly that it is
some real venom in this thread and the walking dead one
i've noticed myself getting quite shitty on the boards recently...my epic sarcasm in yesturdays football thread being a good example.
i dunno. i'm probably just bored and having a sulk or summat.
must do better.
i'll pull my socks up.
Jordan_229_2 has taken over from you with his daily relationship threads
besides...unfortuanatly there are no girl stories to tell.
It provokes debates about dating etiquette.
'does anyone here have a friend that might want to go on a date with me' thread.
i'll call that the alamo thread. it's pretty much the end if i ever make that thread.
Its worth a try one day?
thinking about it though, you'd have to question a person that is willing to offer up their friend to someone that they only know through an internet messageboard.
that's...that's wierd that is.
"Hey, i've got this really nice guy I want to set you up with"
"oh right. whats he like?"
"errmm....well I don't really know him that well"
"where did you meet him?"
"errrmm.....well I haven't actually met him. He's on some internet forum I go on"
"no thank you"
back to the drawing board.
London disers that can actually say they've met you and may set you up with people!
I read a rubbish review of it criticising the show for not having enough gags. I'm not sure it was ever intended to be a 'comedy' as such, more a TV programme with some funny bits.
What's your album of the year? (in June)
Best albums of the decade?
Best music writing?
I don't see the point in ranking everything but alot of people here seem to have quite a fetish for doing so.
Regarding last nights episode I thought the dialogue was great as it relied less on impressions, which I also love.
just like listing what songs you like on an album i guess
BUT...sometimes things need to be judged as a single complete movement, and this was one i think
Wanted to read some reviews to see how it had been recieved and found this amazing quote:
"Personally, I'd rather Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom followed the lead of more traditional, more modern young sitcoms like The Inbetweeners, Him & Her and the Phone Shop and had left the obligatory impressions behind and just written some JOKES"
was in The Mirror or something so I fully accept it was my fault for reading it in the first place.
he also complained about it having long boring bits where they just drive around.
as they were.
what a fantastic show - beautifully pitched. has left a bit of a TRIP shaped hole
It can be odd to watch because it's so loosely structured, it leaves some of the really funny bits isolated rather than building up the laughs. </tediousanalysis>
I was a bit dubious about the 'tears of a clown' ending, but I wasn't really expecting a proper resolution.
it simply offered up the two contrasting lives of the characters, as every episode did up until that point.
a very delicate and fitting end i thought.
i haven't seen him around for a while tho
this veered dangerously close to 'woah is me my luxury apartment doesn't bring me true happiness'. It didn't go that quite that far but it felt a bit much.
doing The Trip trip, where they go to the restaurants on the route and sit around doing Michael Caine impressions.
It takes about 9 hours to film each meal apparently
Me and my brother had a massive argument about it.
really great stuff. Sad ending. I kinda wish the interaction between Coogan and his family was increased slightly, but I suppose the Coogan/Brydon interplay suited the context of the series. Like, two men stuck together (almost reluctantly) for a week, without too much outside contact. And of course when they do get outside contact (Coogan's parents, waiting staff at restaurants, the photographer Coogan's agent) you can tell they're quite glad of the break from each other. But all the same, particularly the second half of the last episode (funeral, abba in the car, octaves) they really do enjoy each other's company, particularly Coogan of Brydon's.
Much more needs to be said about this series than I'm qualified to comment about. It was great.
Also, renting A Cock & Bull Story asap.
What a fantastic show that was. Brilliant work by everyone involved really but particular mention to the editors in the first couple of episodes.
Coogan: *attempts and misses the last two or three notes, then begrudgingly concedes*
Me: in fits of laughter. It was the wat that Coogan cracked up over the childishness of it.
be nice if they released a dvd package with both, whenever they do.
but i'd quite happily go to the cinema to watch it.
Can't believe people are describing it as 'amazing'. I don't sympathise with Coogan or Brydon's 'woe is me' at all. I really don't think they balanced the comedy/tragedy well. I don't really care if Coogan feels a bit melancholic about fame. The bit at the end was again pretty cringeworthy.
On the other side, the scene in the graveyard and the two of them singing Abba in the car were joyous.