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Abstract expressionism [ 2 ] ** [5.13%]
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Chapman Baxter
post Aug 16 2005, 08:17 PM
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The sick product of a crazy society

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So what do we make of this one? Before watching it again, I thought I'd be giving this a good rating, but now I realise Art has so many great lines and the characters spark off each other so well I'm going to have to give this my first excellent.
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post Aug 18 2005, 07:19 PM
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Bully for you

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I voted Excellent cos this is the episode for me where the series really kicked off. The first two are good but they are designed to introduce all the characters, whereas in this episode all the exposition has been dealt with and they can dive straight into the pool of Fried Gold that is Spaced.

The dialogue throughout is fantastic, particularly some of Brian's bits:

''Brian. Painter, loser. Big FUCKING loser. *Walks in front of mirror and points at himself in an accusatory manner.''

Vulva: Oh Brian, you came.
Brian: No, I just spilled my drink.

Vulva is a great piece of work since he is a character that is so unappealing because not only is he an arsehole, but he's a pretentious, successful arsehole, so he can say anything and be hated and the final punch by Tim expresses what the audience has wanted to do. Walliams' performance is truly wonderful to behold.

I agree that Hoover isn't funny or likeable, but he's not meant to be. So I have no problem with him, he's just there as further proof that Vulva is a horrible person since he hangs out with someone so reprehensible as to have a go at someone who praises them, as he does with Daisy.

Plus there's the Resident Evil references happy.gif , Mike's phone converstaion with Tim:

''I fell asleep on the tube''
''Well where are you?''
''Er, Sheffield''
''The tube doesn't go to Sheffield, Mike.''
''I know, I must've changed at King's Cross''

The interview is just great. It may be a cliche of sitcom writing that a character might botch up an interview, but they manage to make it seem fresh and the whole sequence is amazingly successful at creating a stoned atmosphere to express how Daisy must feel.

All in all, a truly brilliant episode and the first monumental highpoint of the first series.
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- Chapman Baxter   How good was Art?   Aug 16 2005, 08:17 PM
- - Punkass   QUOTE (Chapman Baxter @ Aug 16 2005, 03:17 PM...   Aug 16 2005, 11:13 PM
- - Blind I/O   Fourth'd. Probably my favourite episode, this.   Aug 16 2005, 11:22 PM
- - Sean of the Dead   Fifth'd! "Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits, ...   Aug 16 2005, 11:23 PM
|- - thirtyhelens   QUOTE (Sean of the Dead @ Aug 16 2005, 03:23 ...   Aug 17 2005, 04:10 AM
- - spacegurl   I had to vote average. I think Art is my least fav...   Aug 16 2005, 11:24 PM
- - Raven   I've given it an average. I don't know wh...   Aug 16 2005, 11:27 PM
- - Blind I/O   It's probably to do with my realtionship with ...   Aug 16 2005, 11:30 PM
- - pots   abstract expressionism for me - this is a step abo...   Aug 16 2005, 11:34 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   I voted excellent for this. It's one of my fav...   Aug 17 2005, 12:06 AM
- - Zoe   Average, the botched job interview is a bit too mu...   Aug 17 2005, 10:00 AM
- - Igmeister   I voted good for this, it's kind of a mixed ba...   Aug 17 2005, 12:38 PM
- - Sir_Robin_the_brave   I'll heap further praise on this episode, I re...   Aug 17 2005, 10:18 PM
- - mrmeals   QUOTE (Chapman Baxter @ Aug 16 2005, 08:17 PM...   Aug 18 2005, 03:46 PM
- - whixie   I love this episode but I've only voted good b...   Aug 18 2005, 03:54 PM
- - Kick in the Head   I voted excellent. Its the dialogue that really se...   Aug 18 2005, 06:47 PM
- - horseshead   having been lazy and only just registering I feel ...   Aug 18 2005, 06:52 PM
|- - whixie   QUOTE (horseshead @ Aug 18 2005, 07:52 PM)Whi...   Aug 19 2005, 05:50 PM
- - sweetbutinsane   I gave it an excellent. So many brilliant lines a...   Aug 18 2005, 06:57 PM
- - maian   I voted Excellent cos this is the episode for me w...   Aug 18 2005, 07:19 PM
- - Timothy Bisley   Exellent   Aug 19 2005, 08:41 AM
- - thirtyhelens   I've just realized that Walliams' performa...   Aug 19 2005, 06:42 PM

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