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Melllvar

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« Reply #680 on: 09-08-2004 12:38 »

Believe it or not, I've still got the first three episodes of Glam Metal Detectives on tape.  I liked it, as it was utterly ridiculous -and the stand-out moment of the entire series was Phil Cornwell's 'Mick Jagger does Shakespeare' skit.

This was before the days of Stella Street, obviously...
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« Reply #681 on: 09-08-2004 12:39 »

 
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Shit I completley forgot heap was stressed eric.
I agree with your points but I'll still give the show a chance, and its not like I'll have anything better to do.

 Yeah, me too actually.  red face
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« Reply #682 on: 09-08-2004 13:23 »

 
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In other news, Chris Morris is back next year with a new show, a sitcom, based around the life of Nathan Barley


Who's Nathan Barley?

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« Reply #683 on: 09-08-2004 13:27 »
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For your benefit, I'll quote my post again, Nathan Barley is a character featured on a spoof show on TVGoHome:

 
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In other news, Chris Morris is back next year with a new show, a sitcom, based around the life of Nathan Barley (if you've ever seen the spoof TV Website, TV Go Home, it's the spoof documantary series, "Cunt" ) - albeit the new show's going to be called "A Box Of Slice".

Do try to keep up.   tongue
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« Reply #684 on: 09-08-2004 20:51 »
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 Who's Nathan Barley?



One of the minds behind TV Go Home, one Charlie Brooker (a collaborator with Chris Morris on "Brass Eye" ) wrote in the website's FAQ section rather cheekily that whoever asked this question is probably close to being Nathan Barley himself.  Charlie Brooker's words, not mine...      big grin

But seriously, Barley is apparently representative of the sort of self-important, early 20s, middle-class Nineties male living off his parents' hard-earned cash, and into mens style magazines (he apparently edits his own style mag, "Nowbiter" for those like me who got the hilarious book version), stylish gadgets, fancy but empty media studies degrees, expensively spacious London flats, and indecent acts upon women of his age, that Brooker despises with a vengeance.  For want of a better word, the show's original title sums up the person.

Oh and why isn't GMD on DVD?


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« Reply #685 on: 09-11-2004 07:21 »
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The 2nd episode of green wing kind of sucked, I find heaps character tiresome already. I don't really see what the point of some of the characters are, all the women that work in the office department don't seem to have any stories that are going anyway and it feels like I've missed loads of introduction to there characters.
If they did'nt bother with them at all and cut out all the stupid slow/fast motion stuff and the long music sections they could probably fit everything into a half hour show. and then the show would be tight and seem to have an actual focus instead of feeling like a sketch show.
The rest of the characters are just annoying because there arrogant twats or nerdy losers. Tamsin Gregs character perhaps is the only one that isn't supposed to be annoying. I realise there not aiming for you to sympathise with the characters but they could at least have some likeable features and actually be funny.
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« Reply #686 on: 09-11-2004 10:10 »

I just rented the first season of the office, and its quite funny. Too bad they made only two seasons.
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« Reply #687 on: 09-11-2004 10:57 »

No no no no, (1) you shoulda waited for the 3 disk boxset with the Christmas Special in it, and (2) it's like Fawlty Towers, short, classic, and therefore not long enough to suck (eventually).

I'm looking forward to the Christmas Special DVD, it's got the full-length video of David Brents "If You Don't Know Me By Now".

They re-ran the Special last week, an hour and a half, no breaks.  The end still got me.
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« Reply #688 on: 09-11-2004 12:02 »

3 Disk Boxset?! Whoa, I'm glad I was too lazy to buy the dvds when the first came out.  big grin Is that out yet Melll or are there any release dates/linkys?

You gotta :heart: the ending of the xmas special.  love
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« Reply #689 on: 09-11-2004 14:30 »

22nd November.
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« Reply #690 on: 09-18-2004 10:52 »

First time I watched Green Wing last night.  Enjoyed it, I think Mark Heaps character was hilarious, especially when he burst out of the cupboard, naked, playing recorder.

Heap does 'uncomfortable' very well, I think.
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« Reply #691 on: 09-18-2004 13:38 »

I saw a bit of it last night and thought it was really funny. is Heap the one with the Mars bar down his trousers? That doctor is the funniest in the show.

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« Reply #692 on: 09-18-2004 15:32 »

Hmm Green Wing was ok last night, I wouldn't say it's really bad but there's something about it that I just don't like.
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« Reply #693 on: 09-18-2004 16:31 »

Much like The All Star Comedy Show, Green Wing should work as it has all the correct elements to, but doesn't.
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« Reply #694 on: 09-26-2004 11:44 »

The Office is the best. David Brent's so funny. I like when Tim throws Gareth's stapler out the window, and Gareth says "What if that kills someone?" and Tim says "Well, the police will come to you because it's got your name on it!". Then in the next episode Gareth puts Tipp-Ex over his name on the stapler. I also like the one where David Brent is talking about celebrities, describing why they were named what they are, and he says that the "Pitt" in Brad Pitt stands for the pit of sadness and depression he endures everyday.
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« Reply #695 on: 09-26-2004 12:03 »

i was glad just to see the back of the green wings adverts on tv
retarted robot congrads on joining today stick to your guns and you'll be high ranking before you know it in 4 days i became a bending unit
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« Reply #696 on: 09-26-2004 12:06 »

High ranking? *snort*  tongue

And the Office does indeed rock hard.
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« Reply #697 on: 09-26-2004 12:09 »
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i'll watch it somehow and i'll give it a review

but the best is little britain for bitish comedy's
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« Reply #698 on: 09-26-2004 12:24 »

Ranks aren't there to give you a reason to post spam, if you shoot through the ranks quickly, people will respect you less and less as a PEELer.

Infact, go up too quickly and you'll have your post count reset or maybe banned.
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« Reply #699 on: 09-26-2004 12:41 »

i've said it once i i'll say it again ban retarded robot
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« Reply #700 on: 09-26-2004 12:59 »

Go ban yourself.

I'm a big fan of The Office, I'm liking Green Wing, still, I find that some of it reminds me of Jam, but with a single narrative.  However, I figure the episodes might be better at 30 minutes.
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« Reply #701 on: 09-26-2004 13:15 »

i annoy people who annoy themselves and im gonna watch green wing on friday seeing as i judged it only through the advert
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« Reply #702 on: 09-26-2004 13:52 »
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Go ban yourself.

I'm a big fan of The Office, I'm liking Green Wing, still, I find that some of it reminds me of Jam, but with a single narrative.  However, I figure the episodes might be better at 30 minutes.

Yeah I definitely like the odd relationship between Alan and Joanna

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« Reply #703 on: 09-26-2004 13:53 »

I'm quite a new fan of The Office really, I only saw it when the reruns happened sometime last year. I saw Ricky Gervais' stand-up show on C4 a few weeks ago - I switched over because it was just so unfunny...
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« Reply #704 on: 10-02-2004 18:48 »

Dylan Moran live on DVD is released 15 November
it can now be pre orderd from amazon.

Also I though Green Wing was pretty poor last night thankfully a new Series of QI next week so that give's something else to watch.
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« Reply #705 on: 10-02-2004 19:07 »

Yea, i was really glad to see they're doing a new series of QI, it's a great comedy quiz-show.

"Banana trees can walk"
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« Reply #706 on: 10-02-2004 20:20 »

 
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Also I though Green Wing was pretty poor last night thankfully a new Series of QI next week so that give's something else to watch.

Well I thought the last night’s episode where they were at the party was brilliant, I was most interested about the drunken Caroline snog almost everybody at the party.
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« Reply #707 on: 10-03-2004 09:12 »

I've been looking at red dwarf lately, since danny was so kind to show me an episode when I came to london... I've always been a great fan of british comedy  tongue
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« Reply #708 on: 10-03-2004 11:27 »

Red Dwarf oWnz0rz!  I've watched all the way through series 7... Yes I know there's an 8, they haven't shown it on American tv yet.....  roll eyes
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« Reply #709 on: 10-03-2004 12:26 »
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I've only seen up to season 4...

and they even insulted the belgians... that's so great!
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« Reply #710 on: 10-03-2004 23:24 »

 
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Red Dwarf oWnz0rz!  I've watched all the way through series 7... Yes I know there's an 8, they haven't shown it on American tv yet.....   roll eyes

You're not missing much. The reason there's no Season 9 is because Season 8 suXx0r3d so badly.
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« Reply #711 on: 10-04-2004 04:13 »

I thought eight was better than seven.
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« Reply #712 on: 10-04-2004 05:19 »

Yeah I like Season 8
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« Reply #713 on: 10-04-2004 15:14 »

I'm not much for humor from the place where the sun don't shine. But I saw Shaun of the Dead last weekend when it opened here in the states and I LOVED it! Best comedy I've seen this year, even better than ancorman. As a matter of fact it might be the best comedy I've seen in 6 years.
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« Reply #714 on: 10-04-2004 15:19 »

Oooh! Ohh! I'm useful!

Spaced and SOTD Thread

Jooooin us!

Meh, I never really liked Red Dwarf, although I never bothered to watch it, my loss I guess...
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« Reply #715 on: 10-07-2004 02:09 »

Seeing as I just got the "Look Around You" DVD, I chanced by the LAY BBC Website, and read that it may be coming back for another series.

Clicky

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« Reply #716 on: 10-10-2004 04:17 »

red dwarf is cool my favourite episodes are backwards and kweeg
i've only seen up to season 4
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« Reply #717 on: 10-10-2004 17:01 »

Saw some of Blackadder 2 yesterday, I'd almost forgotten how how funny it was. Captain Redbeard Rum is one of the best characters ever devised!

Rum:You courtiers... you're nothing but lapdogs to a slip of a girl!
Blackadder: Better lapdogs to a slip of a girl than a... git!
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« Reply #718 on: 10-19-2004 16:57 »

So who has bbc3 and saw the new series of Little Britan.
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« Reply #719 on: 10-19-2004 18:30 »

Awww I do not have BBC3 and I really wanted to see the new Little Britain episode. I see if I can download it somewhere.

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