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The first series of Westworld really is excellent. But if I were you Keith, I'd leave it there after that.

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Season 2 is just stupid, it tries so hard to be intelligent that it ends up going in the complete other direction.

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Men Behaving Badly has been added to Netflix over the last few days. Martin Clunes really does have one of the oddest faces in the history of television.

It's not aged particularly well at all. Other than the theme which is still fucking great.

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Has it got the ITV series with Harry Enfield instead of Neil Morrissey? Genuinely one of the worst acting performances ever. I am amazed they ever let him do anything other than sketch after that.

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2 hours ago, gmoney said:

Has it got the ITV series with Harry Enfield instead of Neil Morrissey? Genuinely one of the worst acting performances ever. I am amazed they ever let him do anything other than sketch after that.

He was always a terrible actor. He barely keeps from corpsing in most of his sketches and they’re the ones they used!

Quite fond of MBB, and rewatched them all quite recently. The one (Drunk?) where they stay at the pub on Gary and Dorothy’s anniversary will always hold a special place in my heart.

”To us it spells M-A-R-L-B-O-R-O”

”.....Middlesbrough?”

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MBB is one of those sitcoms, along with Bottom, The Young Ones and Only Fools, where I can recite every single line off by heat.

As mentioned above, "Drunk" is one of my fave episodes of any comedy ever, and is chocked full of quotable lines that get thown out when ever the lads get together at the pub...

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3 minutes ago, SuperBacon said:

Couldn’t find the reality TV thread,

Behold.

 

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On 4/10/2019 at 9:00 PM, wordsfromlee said:

There's a new show that's started on BBC called Don't Forget The Driver. Written by and staring Toby Jones as a coach driver.

"Dark comedy set in sunny seaside Bognor Regis." 

Watched the first episode and found it pretty funny and I'd recommend it. All 6 are up on the iPlayer.

Watched the first episode. I liked it but it's pretty odd. Seems to be the way at the moment with dark british comedies. This was almost slapstick at times with the James Corden type lad and tremendously dark at others and near devastating at the end. 

Did particularly chuckle at the old lady's line "if Churchill was alive today he'd be spinning in his grave".

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Watched Back To Life a few days ago. It’s on the iplayer, from BBC Three and stars Daisy Haggard as someone who is trying to piece her life back together after 18 years in prison.

Really good, Haggard is always excellent (and high on my list of non commercial/unconventional crushes), and the supporting cast including Geraldine James, Adeel Akhtar and Liam Williams (who was in another hidden gem called Pls Like) are all great too.

Not laugh out loud, but there is a heart and warmth to it. 

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There's something quite lovely about Daisy Haggard, so I'll have to give that a watch. First time I think I saw her was cupping David Mitchell's weird balls on Peep Show.

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42 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

Did particularly chuckle at the old lady's line "if Churchill was alive today he'd be spinning in his grave".

That show must have some really fresh imaginative talent writing it if the best joke has been used consistently since 1879 

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/05/02/turn-over/

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