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Old 07-01-2014, 14:15
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Tomorrow night at 10pm I shall be standing by my tesselator ready to Sing, Sing, Sing!

Yay! the second series of this surreal comedy about life on a fictional island is back with visiting guests like Stephen Fry (as the curator of a hair museum) and Ben Miller.

I'm particularly fond of the musical interludes and I hope to see a return of Sandy's Choice - a competition where a dog judges if the music is 'woof' or 'enoof'.

Bonkers but I love it! Any other Jinsy fans out there?

Nightly 'bye folks.
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Old 07-01-2014, 14:45
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I love Jinsy - I lament that the BBC turned it down and barely anyone sees it on Sky Atlantic, despite the big guests. There's Cult (not quite a million watching a new comedy on BBC2) and then there's barely registering (Jinsy pulled less than 100,000 for several episodes).
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Old 07-01-2014, 15:18
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We may be thin on the ground snossis but I'm glad you love it too and I'm not totally alone!

Yep, shame about the BBC but at least it wasn't allowed to die off completely which is what I feared.

I've just been watching the Licky Licky song on Youtube and now I've got it on the brain! It's far too foot-tapping catchy.
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Old 07-01-2014, 15:48
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Old Brown Corduoys was my favourite from last series!
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Old 07-01-2014, 16:56
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Old Brown Corduoys was my favourite from last series!
Ah, Melody Lane.... I hope she's in the new series.
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Old 07-01-2014, 16:59
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You've obviously not seen the preview clips!......

http://www.youtube.com/user/thisisjinsy
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Old 07-01-2014, 17:32
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Very very very surprised (but delighted!) that it's received a second series, taking into account the minuscule viewing figures of the first.
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Old 07-01-2014, 18:53
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I was surprised that it's back for a second series.

I was amazed at some of the guest stars. Either they have a big book of friends or Sky are paying out big bucks to get them in.
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Old 07-01-2014, 19:07
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About as many viewers as the population of Jersey!
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Old 07-01-2014, 21:01
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Ep 1 has been available on Anytime for a few days now - pretty amusing too.

Ratings will continue to be minuscule (anywhere near 100k would be amazing) but that's not really what Sky Atlantic is primarily about - and certainly not the immediate overnights.
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Old 07-01-2014, 21:27
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Looking forward to this- hasn't it been two years, rather than one, since the first?
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Old 07-01-2014, 21:30
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It was September 2011, so well over 2 years.
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Old 07-01-2014, 22:13
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I was amazed at some of the guest stars. Either they have a big book of friends or Sky are paying out big bucks to get them in.
If I recall correctly, the creators are quite influential comedy folks so I'd imagine it's the former.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:34
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Despite struggling through the first series with hardly a laugh I thought id give it a second try.

Its like pulling teeth. So bitterly unfunny I cant even begin to describe it. Stupid and pathetic rather than eclectic and weird, which I actually do find funny. I cant believe how many big names are in it, what where they thinking?? Its like Movie 43, but for TV comedy.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:51
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Despite struggling through the first series with hardly a laugh I thought id give it a second try.

Its like pulling teeth. So bitterly unfunny I cant even begin to describe it. Stupid and pathetic rather than eclectic and weird, which I actually do find funny. I cant believe how many big names are in it, what where they thinking?? Its like Movie 43, but for TV comedy.
Very decent and brave of you to give it another go. As a matter of interest, why did you?
If I had "struggled" through a whole series with "hardly a laugh" I would just have thought it was not for me and let it go as obviously it does not suit my sense of humour (not everything appeals to everyone after all)

There must be other stuff for you to watch before you have to watch progs that you really don't like. Please don't put yourself through this agony anymore and give up on it. Pulling teeth is really painful I know.
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Old 09-01-2014, 14:19
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I thought it was more consistently funny than the first run actually. There were a lot more wry smiles than guffaws last time - but I love the premise so much I still enjoyed it.

Last night the 'Acco's' in particular made me chuckle, Stephen Fry's performance was fun, and.....'What are their names again?'

I yearn to see Sporall investigate off island life a bit more - he was getting curious about what was beyond the protective nets at the end of S1......
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Old 09-01-2014, 20:11
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Very decent and brave of you to give it another go. As a matter of interest, why did you?
If I had "struggled" through a whole series with "hardly a laugh" I would just have thought it was not for me and let it go as obviously it does not suit my sense of humour (not everything appeals to everyone after all)

There must be other stuff for you to watch before you have to watch progs that you really don't like. Please don't put yourself through this agony anymore and give up on it. Pulling teeth is really painful I know.
For me it was an interest in how and why these big names of British tv/comedy are cameoing.

I feel the folk music sketches are a rip off of Vic & Bob.
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Old 11-01-2014, 21:46
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The old man talking jibberish seems to be a ripoff of Stanley Unwin.
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Old 23-01-2014, 02:23
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utterly barking, and didn't watch the first series!!!

but why did sky atlantic stuff it on at stupid o'clock now???
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Old 23-01-2014, 17:36
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10pm?
It's pretty standard time for a comedy show.
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Old 17-02-2014, 02:57
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This thread took a turn for the disappointing.

I love This Is Jinsy! I'm not sure what all the "A is a ripoff of B" is about. I can promise you virtually nothing is original anymore, and I charge you to give an example of anyone today doing something that no one has ever done before. You lot remind me of Arbiter Mavin's invention, the poo stick, from the first series.

Are there any Jinsy fans still checking this thread?

I haven't seen eps 7 and 8 yet, but so far the only thing I've found wanting is Sandy's Choice. The musical episode seemed to drag a bit, but by the end I felt it was all worth it.
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Old 17-02-2014, 18:28
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I gave up after episode three (I think). The one with where the mayor finds his double
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Old 17-02-2014, 23:14
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Woof or enoof?
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Old 24-02-2014, 06:56
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WOOF!



I also enjoyed this recent, post-series 2 interview:
http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/thi..._justin_chubb/

Last edited by jasonisbest : 24-02-2014 at 06:59. Reason: add a fun link to an interview
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