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Started by Verdigris on Oct 4, 2014 11:43:04 PM

I enjoyed the first episode. Nicely observed British eccentricities and foibles. Mackenzie Crook's girlfriend is pretty hot, too.

helbel - 05 Oct 2014 22:07:59 (#1 of 401)

I finally watched it (Humax failed to record so had to resort to iplayer). Have left it set to record next weeks too as I kind of liked it.

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rainwoman - 05 Oct 2014 22:33:57 (#3 of 401)

Another liker here. Mackenzie Crook seems to be settling into a rather attractive hangdog with age.

MorrisMitchener - 08 Oct 2014 09:39:02 (#4 of 401)

Yes it was good. Smile humour.That's no bad thing

AmbroseChapel - 08 Oct 2014 09:58:19 (#5 of 401)

I liked it too. I felt it really had to turn into something special because the first episode was so heroically low-key.

Though if I looked like Mackenzie Crook and had a girlfriend who looked like Rachael Stirling I think I'd try to hang on to her and not go chasing off after someone else. Diana Rigg's daughter, it turns out.

predicated - 10 Oct 2014 17:55:15 (#6 of 401)

I found it a little bit too knowing in the writing, unlikely characters using the language of the internet, so-and-so off of a certain television programme or other, and after that initial impression it may for me be forever tainted with the stigma of hipsters mocking the less hip.

Or maybe not.

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Dementor - 11 Oct 2014 21:58:30 (#8 of 401)

Actual girlfriend, or imaginary one - I wondered?

(Only seen episode one)

AmbroseChapel - 12 Oct 2014 01:18:02 (#9 of 401)

> Actual girlfriend, or imaginary one - I wondered?

Really? You think it's that kind of show?

Dementor - 12 Oct 2014 09:31:17 (#10 of 401)

It was just she seemed too good to be true, and there was the whole no-one see her / didn't take her to the pub / why go to a lecture on buttons when you could be at home cuddling on the sofa thing.

Dunno, it was just a hunch.

Verdigris - 12 Oct 2014 09:34:53 (#11 of 401)

you could be at home cuddling on the sofa thing.

Teachers put marking and preparation well before cuddling on the sofa, IME.

Bitter, moi?

Dementor - 12 Oct 2014 09:57:17 (#12 of 401)


AmbroseChapel - 12 Oct 2014 10:06:24 (#13 of 401)

In episode two we got to see her being both non-imaginary and a bit mean, so that fills out the story a bit.

helbel - 12 Oct 2014 17:30:23 (#14 of 401)

Saw ep 2 today, still liking it. Love the mad landowner character.

AmbroseChapel - 13 Oct 2014 04:05:48 (#15 of 401)

I love his dogs.

frantastic - 13 Oct 2014 11:58:51 (#16 of 401)

And now this:

KizzyK - 13 Oct 2014 12:50:48 (#17 of 401)

As a detectorist who lives near where it was filmed I was watching the first ep through my fingers to see how much it was going to take the piss out of us. I loved it though, they have obviously really got to know a lot of detectorists of the good, bad, and mad kind- its very very well observed and gently mocking rather than cruel.

frantastic - 13 Oct 2014 13:09:22 (#18 of 401)

A lot of them seem to wear camouflage gear, Kizzy. Why is that?

milhouse - 13 Oct 2014 13:11:01 (#19 of 401)

tiny, tiny cocks.

flowbagging - 13 Oct 2014 13:21:59 (#20 of 401)

Why is that?

Would you want to be seen searching for ring-pulls?

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