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Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2018, 10:13:23 AM »
Aside from the odd dodgy accent, I thought it was good and definitely has potential.

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« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2018, 11:16:05 AM »
I thought it was decent - some funny lines in it and would appeal to an age group who grew up in that Era.  General consensus in office I work in was positive as well - its not Peep show, Fr Ted, Fawlty Towers funny but I would rate it better in the first 10 mins than anything Ive seen in Mrs Browns Boys which is one of the cringiest shows I've ever watched

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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2018, 11:52:56 AM »
I thought it was decent - some funny lines in it and would appeal to an age group who grew up in that Era.  General consensus in office I work in was positive as well - its not Peep show, Fr Ted, Fawlty Towers funny but I would rate it better in the first 10 mins than anything Ive seen in Mrs Browns Boys which is one of the cringiest shows I've ever watched

Thought it was decent too but why compare it to Fr Ted, Fawlty Towers or Peep Show. Those are classic sitcoms which have probably gained greater popularity with time. Will watch next time to give it a chance.

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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2018, 11:58:09 AM »
I thought it was decent - some funny lines in it and would appeal to an age group who grew up in that Era.  General consensus in office I work in was positive as well - its not Peep show, Fr Ted, Fawlty Towers funny but I would rate it better in the first 10 mins than anything Ive seen in Mrs Browns Boys which is one of the cringiest shows I've ever watched

Maybe I dropped it too soon (10 mins)... will watch again and see. You're deffo right about Mrs Brown's Boy... embarassing

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« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2018, 12:09:05 PM »
Honestly can't see what people find amusing about Mrs Brown's boys. Christmas was tough with people insisting on watching that shite.....can't even sleep on the couch with it on.

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« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2018, 12:27:07 PM »
Wasnít bad, wasnít overly great either. Inbetweeners is the standard-bearer when it comes to comedies over the past decade and it was hilarious from the start (if you enjoy that kind of humour/are good craic). Derry Girls doesnít come close to that but maybe it will get better.

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« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2018, 12:32:41 PM »
Wasnít bad, wasnít overly great either. Inbetweeners is the standard-bearer when it comes to comedies over the past decade and it was hilarious from the start (if you enjoy that kind of humour/are good craic). Derry Girls doesnít come close to that but maybe it will get better.

I would agree with that. Think the reaction went a bit overboard on twitter etc. The girl playing Erin was over-acting (if thatís a word) her role bordering on being very annoying.

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« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2018, 12:44:09 PM »
Wasnít bad, wasnít overly great either. Inbetweeners is the standard-bearer when it comes to comedies over the past decade and it was hilarious from the start (if you enjoy that kind of humour/are good craic). Derry Girls doesnít come close to that but maybe it will get better.

I would agree with that. Think the reaction went a bit overboard on twitter etc. The girl playing Erin was over-acting (if thatís a word) her role bordering on being very annoying.

I'm sure she was acting as directed.

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« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2018, 12:46:50 PM »
I wonder did the boul Gregory watch it?

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« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2018, 12:52:31 PM »
Wasnít bad, wasnít overly great either. Inbetweeners is the standard-bearer when it comes to comedies over the past decade and it was hilarious from the start (if you enjoy that kind of humour/are good craic). Derry Girls doesnít come close to that but maybe it will get better.

I would agree with that. Think the reaction went a bit overboard on twitter etc. The girl playing Erin was over-acting (if thatís a word) her role bordering on being very annoying.

I'm sure she was acting as directed.

Absolutely but I found it to be a bit over the top. Maybe itíll be toned down in later episodes.

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« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2018, 01:01:21 PM »
I wonder did the boul Gregory watch it?

He'll probably be putting a question in Westminster as to why it isn't called Londonderry girls.
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« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2018, 01:05:59 PM »
I wonder did the boul Gregory watch it?

He'll probably be putting a question in Westminster as to why it isn't called Londonderry girls.

Yes, it would clearly be too one-sided for him. But perhaps he should be asking himself why nobody wants to write a programme about LíDerry Girls? There could be laughs as they get taught British history, learn Scottish dancing, praise royalty and burn Lundy.
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« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2018, 02:41:15 PM »
Derry girls are rides. Londonderry girls are middens. Probably why they choose Derry over Londonderry.  ;)

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« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2018, 02:51:06 PM »
Derry girls are rides. Londonderry girls are middens. Probably why they choose Derry over Londonderry.  ;)

There are also West End Girls but I like big end girls.
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« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2018, 02:53:51 PM »
I wonder did the boul Gregory watch it?

He'll probably be putting a question in Westminster as to why it isn't called Londonderry girls.

I expect the Nolan show to have a debate on it any day now.