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Old 25-12-2012, 22:10
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This is not the same show we all fell in love with 14 years ago. Why oh why did they change the style? This is almost cringeworthy yet I keep watching because I hold the characters so dear to me.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:10
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Isaac "Newtown" invented gravity!
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:11
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Well I know where MY ring is
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:11
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It's back to form compared to the last one.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:12
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Did they just ignore the whole going into labour thing at the end of the last ep
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:13
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this show is so unfunny
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:13
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Goodness me she's a big one!
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:14
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Carol!!!!!!!!!
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:15
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Look at her. Jesus.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:15
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What's 'Carol' been in? Driving me mad!
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:16
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What's 'Carol' been in? Driving me mad!
She was the ugly fat lady in The Syndicate, the drama about a group of people who won the Lottery
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:17
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They should seriously have left it once the gran passed away. Disaster.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:17
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She was the ugly fat lady in The Syndicate, the drama about a group of people who won the Lottery
Ohhh yes!!! Thanks

Loving this
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:17
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She was the ugly fat lady in The Syndicate, the drama about a group of people who won the Lottery
THANK you! Was driving me mental as well.....I'm suspecting she's 'borrowed' the ring?
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:18
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The humour is absent.
I'm no fan of the show, but I'm laughing and I don't do that very often.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:19
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I'm no fan of the show, but I'm laughing and I don't do that very often.
This isn't really The Royle Family though
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:19
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That whole 'I may as well come around here for my Xmas dinner' bit was pure 'Last of The Summer Wine'. The show is becoming a parody of itself.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:19
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Not a fan tbh, but this isn't bad.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:20
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The house was never that bogin, was it?
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:21
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Barbara apparently has quite formidable forensic skills in identifying earwax purely by eye...
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:21
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It seems more gentle- a bit like some of the episodes were. They weren't all laugh a minute. I tend to agree with the earlier poster who said that, after all this time, we care about the characters enough so that we don't have to laugh out loud at everything
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:25
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this is awful. far too slapstick. one dimensional characters trading on the same old jokes.

denise used to be funny and warm but now they rely on the one joke about her being bone idle.
barbara seems more and more dense each episode.
jim is just a nasty old man now. no likeability left at all.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:25
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Oh God. Joe...........I fear this is the most real part!
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:25
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The scriptwriters seem to have decided that Barbara is now brain-dead!
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:26
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There all good actors but it doesn't seem to work really
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