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Old 18-10-2012, 23:19
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Wasn't the bar maid in Gavin and Stacey?
No, I don't think so.

I liked the fact that Les loved spirit levels and hated chives!
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Old 18-10-2012, 23:24
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I quite liked it, it's got potential. People should give it a chance, it's only been the first episode! A lot of people rubbished Trollied when it first started but that's turned into a gem of a comedy, and although I liked the first series of that, the second has been even better I'll give the next episode a go anyway.
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Old 19-10-2012, 00:23
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I quite enjoyed it. Far more laughs than the other new comedy series that started last week..Me and Mrs Jones. It was pretty quick-fire, if one line failed, there was always another one not far behind. I think the Geordie banter helps, everything appears funnier with that accent.

Ps..Surprisingly (perhaps) good reviews from the Telegraph and Independent.
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Old 19-10-2012, 00:47
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I liked it, I hadn't read the tv guide and thought they were
saying "welcome to heaven"
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Old 19-10-2012, 00:53
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I enjoyed it, not laugh out loud funny but there were funny moments, I really liked Gina McKee and the girl who played Jack's sister, I did find it funny how they reacted to finding out Sarah was Jewish and the 'bagels'.
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Old 19-10-2012, 01:33
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Feels like a poor mans Gavin and Stacey to be honest. I'm not really finding it that entertaining.

I did notice a glaring mistake, though. In the pub, Jack is introduced to the fat guy by the other one... when in fact he already met the fat guy at the start of the episode.
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Old 19-10-2012, 02:34
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Dig out the DVD of Early Doors and you'll want to send Hebburn for an early bath.
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Old 19-10-2012, 08:03
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Wasn't the bar maid in Gavin and Stacey?
No she was in Coronation Street she was called Angela Harris. Her daughter was going out with Martin Platt then she murdered her dad Tommy he worked in the garage with Kevin. She did look at bit like Ruth Jones and I thought i was a bit like Gavin and Stacy at the beginnning but it was funny.
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Old 19-10-2012, 09:12
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I thought it had good potential, some very funny moments but needs to decide what kind of comedy it is. Is it raucous Benidorm or the more subtle Gavin and Stacey?
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Old 19-10-2012, 09:20
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Pleasantly surprised, for a first episode it was good.
Some good characters and decent casting, will definitely tune in again next week. Missed the start, but think this has potential.
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Old 19-10-2012, 09:45
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It is Gavin & Stacey just set elsewhere. I enjoyed it.
Yes, Denise/Nessa. I don't mind it being a bit G&S, I liked it.
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Old 19-10-2012, 10:06
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I liked it, not laugh out loud moments but decent.
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Old 19-10-2012, 10:09
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Good start I thought.
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Old 19-10-2012, 10:16
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I live in the town nextdoor to Hebburn and everyone i've spoke to thought it was total poop.
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Old 19-10-2012, 10:29
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I live in the town nextdoor to Hebburn and everyone i've spoke to thought it was total poop.
Well............I can see why some people from that area might have considered a few of the characterisations insulting. Fat boozy bloke, heavily made up slapper, the rarely used best room, inability to deal with a Jewish visitor.

I think the writing was generally affectionate, though.

Or maybe they just think it was unfunny. Fair enough.

I enjoyed it, though.
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Old 19-10-2012, 10:31
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I live in the town nextdoor to Hebburn and everyone i've spoke to thought it was total poop.
To counteract this

I know quite a few people who actually live in Hebburn and they liked it
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Old 19-10-2012, 10:33
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I'm from the north east and I really enjoyed it. It's a comedy, not a documentary.
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Old 19-10-2012, 10:49
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I liked it. Not a laugh out loud comedy for me, but it did make me smile The characters were good and it has potential. Will watch it next week.

Coming from a neighbouring town, it was weird seeing places in Hebburn you actually recognise.
I come from a neighbouring town too, and lived in Hebburn for 3 years recently, and rather enjoyed all the location spotting (it panned past my mother-in-law's house at the start).

I thought some bits of it were pretty funny (loved the gran saying she'd love to die at a wedding ), and some bits were poor, but I'll tune in next week (for the locations if nothing else).

Gina McKee was a lot better than I thought she'd be (I usually hate her weak performances) but I thought Vic Reeves could have had a better stab at a proper Geordie accent, rather than sticking with his own (Darlington?) accent.
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Old 19-10-2012, 12:09
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Gina McKee was a lot better than I thought she'd be (I usually hate her weak performances) but I thought Vic Reeves could have had a better stab at a proper Geordie accent, rather than sticking with his own (Darlington?) accent.
Gina McKee is a professional Geordie. We non Geordies didn't notice Vic Reeves accent, although he didn't say much.
On the whole I enjoyed it and will watch it again, if I remember when it's on.
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Old 19-10-2012, 12:18
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I come from a neighbouring town too, and lived in Hebburn for 3 years recently, and rather enjoyed all the location spotting (it panned past my mother-in-law's house at the start).

I thought some bits of it were pretty funny (loved the gran saying she'd love to die at a wedding ), and some bits were poor, but I'll tune in next week (for the locations if nothing else).

Gina McKee was a lot better than I thought she'd be (I usually hate her weak performances) but I thought Vic Reeves could have had a better stab at a proper Geordie accent, rather than sticking with his own (Darlington?) accent.
Gina McKee is a professional Geordie. We non Geordies didn't notice Vic Reeves accent, although he didn't say much.
On the whole I enjoyed it and will watch it again, if I remember when it's on.
Bib: I'm pouting a bit here!

Just kidding - but I worked in Gateshead for over 25 years and live in the very top bit of County Durham just down the road from Gateshead, but I've never lost my Yorkshire accent!

By the way, Gina McKee - not a favourite actress of mine - surprised me by being quite superb as 'Catherine di Medici' in Series 2 of 'The Borgias'!

I quite liked 'Hebburn' last night - it wasn't consistently hilarious, but I think that first episodes where the scene is being 'set' and the characters introduced often come across as a bit lame.

I'll certainly give it another go next week!
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Old 19-10-2012, 12:39
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Just watched in on the iPlayer and thought it was quite good, better than i thought it was going to be.
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Old 19-10-2012, 12:41
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I'm from the north east and I really enjoyed it. It's a comedy, not a documentary.
I Don't know why, but this comment made me chuckle.
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Old 19-10-2012, 12:44
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I really liked it.

I thought some of the humour might have been missed on someone not from the North East area.

I find it odd that Gina McKee always sounds like she's putting her North East accent on (although she's not a Geordie and from the South of the region, she still sounds odd!)
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Old 19-10-2012, 13:18
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Enjoyed it.

I thought the scenes in the home were better than those in the pub - and the bagel idea is a poor imitation of what Pam in Gavin and Stacey would have done - but overall a good start.

And many a fine sitcom has taken a while to get into stride.
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Old 19-10-2012, 13:39
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I never noticed.

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