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post Feb 6 2006, 07:16 PM
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QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Feb 6 2006, 07:02 PM)
Well great. If it was his intention to ape a 'The Brittas Empire' style of show then he's succeeded. When Denholm came down to the IT department to look for the Stress Machine and they hid the fire by putting a frame around it and passing it off as a screensaver, that's what it reminded me of
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There was never anything as funny as that in Brittas.
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post Feb 6 2006, 07:19 PM
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QUOTE (Blind I/O @ Feb 6 2006, 07:12 PM)
To everyone who's misspelt it, it's Linehan.
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post Feb 6 2006, 07:21 PM
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QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Feb 6 2006, 07:02 PM)
There's nothing wrong with this sort of format, but I, personally, stopped finding it funny a long while back.
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There were some bad jokes in it. That isn't the fault of the format. I don't recall a single comedy I've seen ever that doesn't have a few weak, old or predictable jokes in there somewhere. They don't break the show unless you want them to. I'm very much of the opinion that comedy is where you look for it. I laugh more that way. On a related note, while The Brittas Empire was for the most part unbearable to watch there were one or two moments of genuine comic genius buried in there.
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post Feb 6 2006, 07:25 PM
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QUOTE (whitey @ Feb 6 2006, 07:21 PM)
The Brittas Empire was for the most part unbearable to watch there were one or two moments of genuine comic genius buried in there.
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Yeah, that's how I feel about The IT Crowd, but less extreme.
For the most part it's mediocre, but there are some genuine moments of better than average-ness there.
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post Feb 6 2006, 07:32 PM
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well alright then.
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post Feb 6 2006, 07:33 PM
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Green Wing, I'm certain the second series of Green Wing is going to save us.

The IT Crowd was better than Hyperdrive by quite a wide margin,but still wasn't sufficiently funny for me to be able to stop hoping it would be really funny in a minute. The problem for me was that the in this "the two of them and the other one format" "the other one"'s narrative is so completely dislocated from the two of them's as to be really bothersome and uncomfortable. Also whilst the geeks bits aren't really sophisticated, they do have a sort of inner life and charm, well Moss does anyway, the girl seems like she was written by someone who'd never actually met a woman but only read about them in magazines (girls really like shoes don't they? Ahahahahaa!). There were some good moments, the joke about the fair and the subsequent photo montage, but there's wasn't really a point when I felt like I was really into it.

Like I say, I pinning my hopes on Green Wing ending my current run of comedy disappointment.

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post Feb 6 2006, 07:38 PM
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Green Wing goes too far the other way. Trying ever so hard to be edgy and different but ultimately just being a bit rubbish and not being a bit funny.

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The problem for me was that the in this "the two of them and the other one format" "the other one"'s narrative is so completely dislocated from the two of them's as to be really bothersome and uncomfortable.
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Black Books suffered from the exact same problem. I definitely think the three lead model is inherently inferior to the two or less or four or more.
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post Feb 6 2006, 07:58 PM
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QUOTE (whitey @ Feb 6 2006, 07:38 PM)
Green Wing goes too far the other way. Trying ever so hard to be edgy and different but ultimately just being a bit rubbish and not being a bit funny.

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I felt like that to begin with but the later episodes felt much tighter and less "medical students do something bizarre as a link" orientated.
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post Feb 6 2006, 11:35 PM
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Episode 3 online

ED: Or maybe not.

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post Feb 6 2006, 11:37 PM
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QUOTE (Blind I/O @ Feb 6 2006, 11:35 PM)
Episode 3 - stream and downloadable
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Neither of those links worked - for downloading or streaming.
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post Feb 7 2006, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Feb 6 2006, 07:02 PM)
(plus, Richard Ayoade kind of sounds like Brittas).
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I thought that too, but I thought I would be slapped for mentioning it here!
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post Feb 7 2006, 11:50 AM
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Why can't I watch it? Eps one & two played fine, but thirds won't!

The Rugby League season starts on Friday so it's useful for me to watch this, it's one less thing to tape.
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post Feb 7 2006, 01:18 PM
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We're sorry, but users outside the UK cannot access The IT Crowd.


sad.gif Game Over sad.gif

Edit: Unless some-one could print Url, when you click on the link
Press the Stop Button, Copy, Paste and thats it.

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post Feb 7 2006, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (Blind I/O @ Feb 6 2006, 11:35 PM)
ED: Or maybe not.

Yeah, it's still not working for me, either.
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post Feb 8 2006, 04:16 PM
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It has just worked for me now, at last.

I did have to download a quick upgrade though.
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