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Started by FGBFGB on Jun 20, 2014 11:05:42 PM
Friday Night Dinner

Hmm.

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FGBFGB - 20 Jun 2014 23:08:51 (#1 of 149)

I've really liked previous series, and laughed quite a bit at this. But... a bit to much gross-out humour (ketchup, dog shit), and Tamsin Greig (or the directors) pushing her a bit into Alison-Steadman-in-Abigail's-Partyesque overdoing it. Less is more.

Crayola - 21 Jun 2014 00:05:30 (#2 of 149)

I still enjoyed although was getting a drink when the small girl appeared. Who was she again?

SlasherBindman - 21 Jun 2014 10:52:37 (#3 of 149)

Small girl was the daughter of a neighbour and the Goodmans were asked to look after her for the evening.

I always enjoy Friday Night Dinner, though find it an amusing and well performed drama rather than that funny. Edgier tone than usual and thought Emma was a great new character but did wonder why Adam just wasn't upfront with her about the texts.

My favourite characters are Mark Heap and Wilson the dog.

carterbrandon - 21 Jun 2014 12:20:46 (#4 of 149)

Wilson is so good he has a backstory. Born to be an heroic police or rescue dog, he finds he is condemned to ownership by a feeble specimen. Tormented by his inherent impulses to remain obedient, he remains placid only via tiny acts of plausibly-deniable subversion.

Dementor - 21 Jun 2014 12:43:43 (#5 of 149)

Eviscerating review in the Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/tv-and-radio-reviews/10906830/Friday-Night-Dinner-review-a-catastrophe-on-stilts.html

SlasherBindman - 21 Jun 2014 19:47:31 (#6 of 149)

A more generous view:

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2014/jun/20/friday-night-dinner-world-cup-games

FGBFGB - 21 Jun 2014 21:40:27 (#7 of 149)

One of the comments thinks that an interwar semi is a 'Victorian pile'.

SlasherBindman - 28 Jun 2014 00:12:49 (#8 of 149)

A surreal episode.

Electro - 28 Jun 2014 07:35:25 (#9 of 149)

It foxed me.

Dementor - 28 Jun 2014 08:51:31 (#10 of 149)

Who's it aimed at? (Age-wise)

BenVrackie - 30 Jun 2014 10:05:14 (#11 of 149)

I don't know, but my kids (10 and 12) thought it hilarious. Much more of a classic farce than last week.

AmbroseChapel - 03 Jul 2014 22:18:32 (#12 of 149)

I started watching this and find it really charming, though short on actual laughs. Jim is my least favourite character though, it always seems to turn into Pinter or even Beckett when he's around, rather than a gentler Inbetweeners.

SlasherBindman - 04 Jul 2014 10:05:00 (#13 of 149)

find it really charming, though short on actual laughs

Exactly my reaction.

MorrisMitchener - 04 Jul 2014 10:45:00 (#14 of 149)

I like its new farce-y direction and think its funnier than ever.

Gran's horrendous elderly man boyfriend, him who owns a button factory from last series is making an appearance tonight. That should be good.

As for that Telegraph bloke anyone who describes something they don't like as .... on stilts is clearly a cunt.

carterbrandon - 04 Jul 2014 12:40:50 (#15 of 149)

Gran's horrendous elderly man boyfriend

President of Equity for a while, tha knows.

frantastic - 04 Jul 2014 13:51:10 (#16 of 149)

It's like a cliche on stilts on acid, Morris.

AmbroseChapel - 04 Jul 2014 14:03:47 (#17 of 149)

But is it in spades?

frantastic - 04 Jul 2014 14:08:10 (#18 of 149)

A whole raft of spades, Ambrose.

AmbroseChapel - 04 Jul 2014 14:08:59 (#19 of 149)

I heard there was a laundry list of rafts of spades.

MorrisMitchener - 04 Jul 2014 22:17:04 (#20 of 149)

Welcome back Mr Morris! You were missed!

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