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Don't forget guys, it's an hour long episode tonight, starts at 9.45. Sounds like it should be a good'un.
BBC YOU ABSOLUTE CUNTS. DO NOT TELL ME OF THE WAYS I CAN 'CATCH UP'
reams of gold so far.
But as next week is most likely the last episode ever, you could be right.
if it is the last episode, Malcolm could be banished forever.
It just occurred to me that he must have had a reason to show the inquiry the photo of the bat people notes knowing that it also showed he leaked the paper with the numbers. Whatever his reason was, I'm sure it won't have been an accident, so maybe he's got some grand plan and will wriggle free at the last moment.
He'll win though, he always does. Hopefully we'll get Steve and Jamie next week if it is the last one.
fucking love me some Nicholson.
That baldy PUSSY.
with the emphasis on 'ponce'!
I have two bhajis sitting beside me right now.
but I knew it was unlikely.
Would have been great if it was the Nicholson Inquiry. Would have been a lot more cartoonish though.
Love the ad libs at the end. The Rooney / Everton analogy :D
but replace episodes with 'piece of television'
but the way he did it was quite believable.
I'm surprised that the three spads were still in their roles. They'd definitely have been made to resign in the real world.
but certainly not out of character.
I assumed they weren't going to have ad libbed the whole thing, but you could tell they weren't reciting a script they knew off pat.
just that it wasn't rehearsed i guess
Scripted, but not really rehearsed, so they knew certain sentences and phrases they had to say and ad libbed other parts around them.
Pretty sure it'll transpire that Malcolm leaked Baroness Sureka's info (whatever that might be). Best episode of this series is still last week's, imo. The "I wanted one solid shit going in one direction, not madras fucking everywhere!!!" scene was incredible. Also the quick half shot of Glen facepalming was probably my favourite Thick Of It moment ever.
I wonder if we'll find out what it was. Quite possibly not, as it's not really relevant, but I'd still like to know.
i dont want to know
Given how many people basically watch it for the swearing. I was maybe expecting it to ramp up the drama a bit more. The bit where malcom was literally lost for words was incredible but some of that momentum was lost until the last couple of minutes. What a brilliant speech.
Didn't expect Robyn to be the highlight of the show. Loved Glen's analysis of Ollie too.
it was really good
like with the "we can't help people" thing he said to Ollie a while back.
And given that he's been referencing The Beatles throughout the show, he got close to "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together"
Is it just me who thinks she looks like an old Samantha Brick?
and then I kept thinking it when she was on tonight. You're right, she does.
apart from the brave bit.
that I didn't really enjoy it as she was so fucking annoying with her glasses. Really fucked me off.
Guilty people wanting to save themselves without lying directly.
You can see Tucker thinking.
Laughed and cringed in equal measure. Can't wait for the finale.
in terms of the cringeyness. Set up for fireworks next week though.
is a pretty contrived way to create a dramatic situation. Probably was necessary though.
Absolute fucker of an episode though.
with the zoom in on the price tags and album.
it felt like it had a different 'look' (like how soaps look different to feature films, or whatever). as if to invoke/emphasise the BBC Parliament channel vibe.
more frames per second
the malcolm and glenn bits were good, a lot of the other stuff just felt like rubbish improvisation/filler though
I liked that there was no swearing. Hope there's no swearing in the next episode either. Hahaha, Malcolm said "fuck". HahaHAHAHA.
I mean, they read out a few swear-filled quotes in the enquiry and Mariella Shitstrop was somewhat sweary.
I liked that the role swearing played in generating humour was minimal, okay? Some people apparently think that meant minimal humour was generated, but I've always preferred The Thick of It when it's exploring a subtler type of pathos. Stewart and Peter on the slide didn't do much for me either. The fact the writers had to rein themselves in a bit very much worked for me.
but a really interesting experiment for the show to take. I was a bit worried at the beginning, when being in such a formal setting really brought out Stewart's cartoonishness but the other characters fitted in better, especially Malcolm. Very interesting television. I'm in favour of it.
The look on his face when he was asked to speak more clearly, and he was like "But I AM speaking clearly :''''''''(((". <3
but at that point I was just thinking "woah this is weird what's going on". I liked his bit about being a flautist.
than they need to be. It's easily the funniest programme on at the moment; they're little competition. The previous series were far better though.
I loved the concept, and think it was executed pretty solidly
Give Peter Capaldi a BAFTA now.
btu still think it's one of the best pieces of TV I've seen.
Next week we'll get to see some of the action that was happening outside, dying to know what was going on while Nicola was trying to read her statement and the (surely too young to be a) Baroness Sureka thing.
My personal thought, from Malcolm's last uttered "you didn't finish me..." is that Ollie has stuck the knife into Malcolm on Dan Miller's orders because Dan can't run the party while he's effectively Malcolm's sock puppet, he has to go. So what's left for him to do is the political equivalent of Blackadder Goes Forth going over the top, to his certain demise. Surely with that rant he has incriminated himself but he's determined to take as many with him as possible and to watch Capaldi deliver this was staggering. The last episode (ever?) I doubt will tie everything up but I look forward to them trying :D
All of it. Every point. Was gonna write the same basically.
Though it was quite bizarre that Malcolm related his plan with the photograph to bring down Nicola to the Select Committee, like something someone would do in the ring in WWE. I suppose it was just shorthand-plotting to bring about his demise.
That is a small quibble, it was great seeing all the characters feebly justify themselves when the audience is well aware what they've all done.
and they really enjoyed it.
They'll probably not care for the standard curse fest :D
Surely this is a double-bluff of some sort?
always slightly ashamed of being on edge of morality, always shrugging it off with over-defensive retorts. He's the everyman.
dont know why people like him or even relate.
there;s just something fascinating about the way his character really skirts the edge of being a full on dickhead, he seems reticent but pushes ahead for his career.
The writers nailed it with him. Awesome.
That she actually has 20/20 vision.
reminded me of Mensch a LOT
so its there for some reason.
Just tried watching this and gave up half way through. It's really not very good anymore.
best in the series by miiiiles
there's alot unsaid from the previous week, the main one being that *SPOILER* Malcom genuinely seemed to slip up with the photo thing.
Don't get why people wanted to turn Malcolm into an infallible superhero? People make mistakes, guys. THAT'S REAL LIFE.
the whole point is that everyone's fallible eventually, and he makes the point he's just an empty shell now. Great stuff
deserves its own thread. Would've started one, too, but I might get whinged at by people who haven't watched it yet. Already watched it three times, just brilliant.
Stewart's parting speech is incredible, too.
and there was a great follow-up gag in the prison...Malcolm's response to that prisoner :'D
like i've had a life threatening illness.
Anyone want a yoghurt?
(only watching this now; hence belated running commentary)
Thought the last three episodes were brilliant and it was a perfectly good ending.
but every one after that was great
you do. end of chat, really. bye
I'd ask you to clear your desk, but you're a portable thought pod, aren't you, Stewart?
Literally don't know what you're on. A fantastic send-off for what, for the most part, has been the most constantly incisive, well-written and witty series in British TV history. Glenn's resignation speech was a beauty.
but not popular enough that they can like it ironically (like taylor swift).
My favourite moment of TTOI must be Malcolm and Ollie in the toilet. THAT Amnesty line.
I was expecting him to get fucked over at the last minute and someone else to get Malcolm's job.
Although it did have some classic insults in it and it kind of seemed believable because of all the frustration he must have had built up working for a government whose policies he wouldn't have believed in.
Apart from that, pretty great episode. The development of Ollie's character in this series has been key, the clear development of his ambition and his addition of a streak of ruthlessness (which Malcolm encouraged in him in helping to get rid of Nicola from his hospital bed) has been portrayed pretty well by Chris Addison.
Capaldi's acting was a masterclass as normal.
No more Thick of It :(
The show as a whole is without a doubt the best British comedy this turn of the century. Fuckity bye
you know what i mean.