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Bentines
Posted - 12 April 2017 09:58
Glad to hear it. Sky Atlantic indeed.
The harbinger of sanity
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:30
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Only seen 2 episodes so far but I though it was just as good and funny as previously, if anything better than the Trip to Italy which focussed too much on Brydon's personal life given his alter ego is not as interesting as Coogan's.
Burt..Gently
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:34
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It's not as good, it feels a bit rushed and the narrative is more about being Dads, I think the first trip had Coogan in the ascendancy and the trip to Italy had Brydon overtaking and betraying his previous nice guy persona - I think this series lacks dramatic tension
Burt..Gently
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:35
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Loved the Jagger doing Caine though
The harbinger of sanity
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:35
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I think the narrative is actually about mortality
Saracens1876
Posted - 12 April 2017 13:02
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maybe run its course..
Mr Nonsekwita
Posted - 12 April 2017 13:45
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The Jagger was funny.

Rob, Ro-ob.

The pitch is perfect, really made me laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPjk2nYiY0Q

Parsnip
Posted - 12 April 2017 13:46
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jagger = funny in the first couple of episodes. They repeat it in the remaining ones - without really adding to it. Its not an impressions show - but it felt a bit lazy
Terence Brent D'arby
Posted - 12 April 2017 13:49
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Heh - I enjoyed the Jagger impression too. It's the lips that do it.

I liked this series more than the first two - I like the way Coogan's character is just itching to mention his Oscar nomination all the time.
The first series was a bit 'death by impressions'.
Burt..Gently
Posted - 12 April 2017 14:04
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You might be right about the Mortality theme, Hank. It fits with the Caine/Moore chat in the Italy trip
old git roundabout
Posted - 20 April 2017 17:40
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have enjoyed it so far. Coogan is becoming more Partridge like, and this time I don't think it's intentional ....
Service charge
Posted - 20 April 2017 20:24
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Was really, really looking forward to it. Watched the first four episodes. It just hasn't grabbed me this time. They aren't having the same witty bants.

For instance the car journey scenes have been mainly songs or what appear to be heavily scripted dialogue. For instance the "for we rise at nine thirty" scene in the first trip was a brilliant piece.

Equally, the English poets theme was always a nice narrative in the first two, and I'm sorry but Cevantes just doesn't cut it. I mean who knows any Don quixote off by heart?

Difficult third album.
Terence Brent D'arby
Posted - 27 April 2017 20:01
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Heh @ Eddie Redmayne being the sort of name a posh girl gives to her horse.
sad banta
Posted - 27 April 2017 20:26
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Bought a NowTV box to watch this. Only £18 inc 3 months' access to Sky Atlantic and a few other channels. Wasn't worth it for the Trip to Spain though. Not as funny as the first two, nor as poignant.

What made the first series so affecting was the theme of Coogan as a man past his peak and struggling to adjust to it. There was pathos, melancholy, emotional truth.

I'm not sure where they can take it from here.
Osama
Posted - 27 April 2017 20:27
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you can buy a nowtv box?
Osama
Posted - 27 April 2017 20:30
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ah, catch up stuff?

not sky sports
sad banta
Posted - 28 April 2017 00:31
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Os, you can buy a 1 week pass for Sky Sports for £10, or bundled with a box for £25. Those boxes are heavily subsidised - effectively about £10-15 for a wi-fi enabled HD streaming box, decent remote, HDMI cable.... and 2 Duracell batteries !
The harbinger of sanity
Posted - 28 April 2017 12:54
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have enjoyed it so far. Coogan is becoming more Partridge like, and this time I don't think it's intentional ....

If you read his autobiography you will see Coogan is actually pretty partridge life in real life - Partridge is deffo not an entirely made up persona.

I thought series was as good as others save for the ending which I agree was shyte