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Old 10-01-2011, 14:51
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Anyone looking forward to this tonight? It’s a BBC and Showtime co-production starring Mat LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12127298

Looks promising to me.
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Old 10-01-2011, 15:03
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I am. I like what I've seen in the trailer especially Matt Le Blanc and I was never a big fan of Friends.

Is it loosely based on the experience of those writers behind Coupling (forget who they were tbh) and their disastrous attempt to work with NBC?
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Old 10-01-2011, 15:03
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I have seen the first and second episode of Episodes (somebody apparently leaked them on to the net). I really enjoyed them. They elicited, from me, wry smiles rather than belly laughs, but that's well and good. It is an inherently interesting concept.
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Old 10-01-2011, 15:09
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Is it loosely based on the experience of those writers behind Coupling (forget who they were tbh) and their disastrous attempt to work with NBC?
No, the BBC got involved as a co-producer, but two Americans came up with the idea for the show and got the US subscription channel Showtime to pick it up. One of the creators is David Crane, who was involved in creating Friends (thus the involvement of Matt LeBlanc in this). It is not like Americans are oblivious to the fact that a lot of American attempts to remake British shows have produced junk.
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Old 10-01-2011, 15:19
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I'm going to give this a try it looks good There's so much on tonight don't fail me now sky+!
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Old 10-01-2011, 15:22
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I have seen the first and second episode of Episodes (somebody apparently leaked them on to the net). I really enjoyed them. They elicited, from me, wry smiles rather than belly laughs, but that's well and good. It is an inherently interesting concept.
Not sure it is.

I'll give it a go, not overly hopeful. All the promotions of it on tv and radio have grated on me, i like Mangan but he's a bit self satisifed.
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Old 10-01-2011, 15:26
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Not sure it is.

I'll give it a go, not overly hopeful. All the promotions of it on tv and radio have grated on me, i like Mangan but he's a bit self satisifed.
Clearly, what I find "inherently interesting" may be completely uninteresting to another person. If the show isn't for you, oh well.
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Old 10-01-2011, 16:03
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Yes, really looking forward to this.
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Old 10-01-2011, 16:10
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I have seen the first and second episode of Episodes (somebody apparently leaked them on to the net). I really enjoyed them. They elicited, from me, wry smiles rather than belly laughs, but that's well and good. It is an inherently interesting concept.
Nothing wrong with that, wry smiles are sometimes better than belly laughs, they often come from more intelligent jokes i find.
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Old 10-01-2011, 16:26
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Will have to Sky+ it, I am watching Italian Big Brother
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Old 10-01-2011, 18:20
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Really looking forward to this, mainly for Stephen and Tamsin. Hope it's good!
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Old 10-01-2011, 18:28
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Really looking forward to this, mainly for Stephen and Tamsin. Hope it's good!
Me too, I miss Green Wing, WHY don't they make another series I wonder?
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Old 10-01-2011, 19:19
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I'll certainly give it a go. I'll watch anything with Tamsin Greig in it
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Old 10-01-2011, 19:20
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It premiered last night in the US:
http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com...hhpisode-1.php
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Old 10-01-2011, 19:25
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Really looking forward to this, mainly for Stephen and Tamsin. Hope it's good!
I might catch up with this sometime as I don't think I'll be able to watch it tonight. I'm looking forward to Stephen and Tamsin being reunited
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Old 10-01-2011, 20:09
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Can't wait for this. Strangely enough Stephen and Tamsin are playing the married couple in this! Hehe this was meant to happen in Green Wing!
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Old 10-01-2011, 22:03
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* settles down to give this a go *
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Old 10-01-2011, 22:07
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I'm sure this whole episode won't be that great, just setting the scene
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Old 10-01-2011, 22:08
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watching this now
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Old 10-01-2011, 22:16
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I've smiled a couple of time, but no laffs yet.
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Old 10-01-2011, 22:17
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I've smiled a couple of time, but no laffs yet.
Same, but like I said I'm assuming this first epi will just be setting the scene... I hope
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Old 10-01-2011, 22:17
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I've smiled a couple of time, but no laffs yet.
I like the bath taking forever to fill.
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Old 10-01-2011, 22:20
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I like the TV exec lady
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Old 10-01-2011, 22:21
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needs more Matt Le Blanc
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Old 10-01-2011, 22:23
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I've smiled a couple of time, but no laffs yet.
It's ok - quite well-observed, but like others have said, not laugh-out-loud funny. Richard Griffiths seems to have lost a bit of weight.
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