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Old 25-12-2012, 22:26
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Wtf is this?

It has totally lost the plot.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:26
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This is not funny anymore
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:26
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Christ this is awful....so far fetched it is ludicrous. What a disappointment
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:26
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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
This is part of the problem for me. The old series were so gentle and so observational. It was a bunch of people in a living room chatting.

This weird montage with this dressing Joe is the perfect example of something so tonally different from what the show was about. It's not that it's not funny it's that it's not the same show.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:26
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OK now it's just weird
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:27
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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.
Yeah, I love the characters and the actors, but they have changed the format and it's just not the same, it's like a parody of the Royle Family.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:27
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This has to be one of the worst Christmas specials ever
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:28
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i can only guess that the remaining cast have few job offers in the pipeline anymore and that's why they're willing to carry on appearing in this parody of what was once a brilliant programme.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:28
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This part is terrible, we should have seen more of Carol. And Joe is actually quite boring...
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:28
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This isn't really The Royle Family though
Makes no odds to me, I didn't watch the previous 14 years it has been on according to an FM on here.
Caught the occasional episode.

I liked Craig Cash's Pub comedy btw.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:28
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I wish I WAS watching the great escape instead!
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:28
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I was looking forward to this after the depressing soaps and the repeated films and dire crap that has been on, a few smirks here and there but it's a bit stale......sadly
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:29
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The last 3 have been rubbish. They need to leave this now, it's rubbish
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:29
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WTF is going on now?
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:30
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This date part is going on miles too long
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:30
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The first part was pretty good until all this dating business.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:30
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Yeah, I love the characters and the actors, but they have changed the format and it's just not the same, it's like a parody of the Royle Family.
They have made them so thick .. and the Who ? comment is wearing thin
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:30
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If someone were to ask me what happened in this episode i couldn't possibly tell them as i stopped paying attention after 5 minutes
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:31
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Writers please stop trying to replace nana, it doesn't work. Joe is a minnow to her character, Dave's parents were pathetic and I can't remember if they added a character for the Golden Egg Cup.

Episode should have ended 15 minutes ago when the quality was semi-decent.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:31
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they should have brought the next generation into it. Denise and Anthony's kids etc.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:31
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Got it on in the background..wasn't too bothered about it but i heard some funny lines.
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:31
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As an avid Royle family watcher, I have to say this is a bit pants

Why did they bother?
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:32
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I'm actually cringing for the actors in this "dressing Joe" part
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:32
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I liked Craig Cash's Pub comedy btw.
Yup Early Doors was a classic, far superior to this tripe!
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Old 25-12-2012, 22:32
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so Denise is too lazy to learn how to make a cup of tea but will give her time to serving a dinner for a neighbours date?
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