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Bit shit now isn't it.
but it's like he's not really trying any more very obvious and very shit now
The Ian Dury goodbye to 2014 hello to 2015 in the end of the year round up was one of his best moments.
I think he's too busy to treat Weekly Wipe as anything but a distraction from all the other projects he does. Personally I want him churning out quality Black Mirror episodes more than anything else.
The weekly wipes have always been like a more pithy disposable version of screenwipe though, good one liners but absolutely no rewatch value.
But yeah it'll never reach the standards of How TV Ruined Your Life or even Newswipe. Shame that we only got one Black Mirror last year so yeah he should probably stick to that.
but then i can imagine it's pretty difficult to have just a week each time to think of hilarious lines
having said that, it definitely used to be funnier so i dunno. the year review thing he did was nowhere near as funny as previous years either.
It's gotten more formulaic over time, and can't help feeling some of the jokes are the sort of jokes someone trying to be Charlie Brooker would write, as though he's contributing less and less to the point where he's just the presenter
But certainly no longer essential tv
I thought the Youtuber parody in the first episode was pretty bang on though.
it was all so obvious and i didn't laugh once. compare that to the sunday brunch in 99 seconds thing from last year and its a million miles off.
but I thought the Youtuber bit was eerie. So accurate to how they are, the weird cuts, the singy bits, the forced sponsorship...
The YouTube bits a are really well observed. eerie is defo the word.
barry shitpeas is the worst
It must be difficult to pretend to be as passionate in exactly the same way about something for over a decade, just look at CG's recent work
not surprising if it's harder to be angry about stuff now
Assume the same thing has happened with this - he's pretty 'establishment' now.
But philomena cunks bits have always been rubbish.
"What is clocks?"
think it's exactly the same as it's ever been it's just that you've seen it 100 times now.
Tim Key and Doug Stanhope is a huge step up from Philomena Cunk and Barry Shitpeas
Coming up with half an hour of material every week is clearly stretching him, even when something like Charlie Hebdo happens. Particularly now he's apparently run out of interesting people to interview about the internal mechanics of journalism and news reportage itself.