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    Gavin & Stacey

    Is it just me or did anybody else see it as badly written predictable tripe?.

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    Re: Gavin & Stacey

    I'm wondering if I'm the only one who never saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsonca61 View Post
    I'm wondering if I'm the only one who never saw it.
    I have never seen it. The only thing I ever watch on the box is MOTD. I've been re-watching the Barchester Chronicles on the net and it shows how much the BBC has declined in the last 30 years. Today it is all PC rubbish and lies.

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    Dont watch anything with James Cordon in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomeroy View Post
    Is it just me or did anybody else see it as badly written predictable tripe?.
    My wife and I watched. Neither of us could see the attraction.
    Didn't laugh once.

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    Its ok, i assumed it was only popular in south wales because thats where its based. People seem to either love it or hate it, its like anything on BBC nothing to controversial.

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    I saw the later series of Stella before trying G & S - and found the latter as not being in the same league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomeroy View Post
    Is it just me or did anybody else see it as badly written predictable tripe?.
    Nope.....I always liked the series but this WAS badly written and dated......a bit embarrassing at times.

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    Like most Christmas comedies, they nearly all revolve around the calamities of trying to cook Christmas dinner. Not one laugh out loud moment, pretty shite actually. And that Stacy character makes no effort whatsoever to speak with a Barry accent ( an accent that’s more Kaardiff than Kaaardiff, if you get my drift). Gives Rob Brydon a chance to churn a song out, he needs to stick to Would I Lie To You, more laughs in one minute of that than the whole of Gavin & Stacy. And, yes, James Cordon isn’t a likeable chap at all.

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    Bryn was shite
    Nessa was okay but the accent was very forced

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    Well I thought it was brilliant. You have to have watched it before to get it mind.
    11 odd million people watched it so most must like it.

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    My 17 year old son loves it.I think it’s bang average. It’s safe viewing. Not much more to be said really.

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    It was ok, passable but nothing spectacular. Not as good as the original series

    Christmas specials do tend to be a bit of a let down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsonca61 View Post
    I'm wondering if I'm the only one who never saw it.
    I saw about 5 minutes of it once and thought it a poor documentary; although some people were trying to tell me it was intended as comedy. I pointed out that anything with James Condom in it could never be funny.

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    There was much publicity after to say that it had the highest viewing figures on BBC for 10 years. Having started to watch it before giving up I can only conclude that its high viewing figures was down to the fact that there was nothing else on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    It was ok, passable but nothing spectacular. Not as good as the original series

    Christmas specials do tend to be a bit of a let down
    The UK office had a good Xmas special. Any others?

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    Have watched all G&S before but not seen this one yet.

    I did watch Mrs Brown's Boys though. Not because I intended to, it just came came on so I watched it.

    Most exciting part was realising Curtly Watts was in the episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    It was ok, passable but nothing spectacular. Not as good as the original series

    Christmas specials do tend to be a bit of a let down
    The House Of Fools Christmas special a few years ago was superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vincent View Post
    I have never seen it. The only thing I ever watch on the box is MOTD. I've been re-watching the Barchester Chronicles on the net and it shows how much the BBC has declined in the last 30 years. Today it is all PC rubbish and lies.
    Imagine being this guy. Just imagine it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomeroy View Post
    Is it just me or did anybody else see it as badly written predictable tripe?.
    Dreadful poor mans Royal Family

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueArmy 86 View Post
    The UK office had a good Xmas special. Any others?
    Doctor Who had some decent ones and some very bad ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    Have watched all G&S before but not seen this one yet.

    I did watch Mrs Brown's Boys though. Not because I intended to, it just came came on so I watched it.

    Most exciting part was realising Curtly Watts was in the episode.
    If it wasn't for Curlys voice I'd never had recognised him ( big gooner.)again more xmas served up tripe.

    Why cant these folk take the lesson of less means better .

    God I hate Xmas .

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    The original storyline was a great idea, and plenty of comedy could be milked from it, but it’s now been kicked to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    It was ok, passable but nothing spectacular. Not as good as the original series

    Christmas specials do tend to be a bit of a let down
    Unless they are Victoria Woods , Morcambe and Wise and Royal Family ?

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    Appalling, embarrassing and about as funny as root canal treatment.

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    Used to love G&S in the early series ( 1 and 2 ), series 3 just wasnt funny anymore, it was as if they had ran out of humour

    The 1st christmas special they did was ok, this last one was just dire, we laughed twice in the whole hour, both with Uncle Bryn, but that was it, time to leave it and remember the funny first 2 series

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueArmy 86 View Post
    The UK office had a good Xmas special. Any others?
    Only Fools and Horses has plenty, although I don’t think they were all “Christmas” themed though?

    G&S ain’t for me, always felt like it came from the “let’s take the piss out of how daft them taffy’s talk” school of comedy despite being written by a Welsh woman (I think?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    If it wasn't for Curlys voice I'd never had recognised him ( big gooner.)again more xmas served up tripe.

    Why cant these folk take the lesson of less means better .

    God I hate Xmas .
    I thought it was Tom Watt from Eastenders who’s the Arsenal fan not Curly Watts from Coronation St

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vincent View Post
    I have never seen it. The only thing I ever watch on the box is MOTD. I've been re-watching the Barchester Chronicles on the net and it shows how much the BBC has declined in the last 30 years. Today it is all PC rubbish and lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vincent View Post
    I have never seen it. The only thing I ever watch on the box is MOTD. I've been re-watching the Barchester Chronicles on the net and it shows how much the BBC has declined in the last 30 years. Today it is all PC rubbish and lies.
    I loved the Barchester Chronicles. Timeless as are all MR James' stories and a great BBC production

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