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  • Youthist 12 Feb 2020 23:02:50 14,262 posts
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    First two have definitely not grabbed me in the same way as previous episodes. I hope the remaining ones can put in two or 3 to pull the (ridiculously high usually) quality back up.
  • ChiefGB 13 Feb 2020 00:09:18 12,571 posts
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    Yeah, not up to itís best yet, but itís nice to have them back because you just donít know what the next one will bring.
  • X201 13 Feb 2020 11:06:00 20,702 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Thereís a companion podcast to accompany the series where they explain the inspiration behind each episode

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0824yt6
    Bumping for others seeing as Craigy's "Make X201's post appear as the last one on the page" forum code is still working and doing its job :rolleyes:
  • Kay 13 Feb 2020 16:55:44 20,631 posts
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    Cool, listening to the referee one now. Though it's a shame they didn't start doing the podcast earlier!
  • ChiefGB 13 Feb 2020 19:32:56 12,571 posts
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    Yeah I listened to them earlier. To my shame I missed so much of the psychoville references (it was so long ago now, tealeaf) I clocked mr jolly (jelly) but they are such character actors I just thought oh they are doing their old schtick, shame on me.
  • Kay 13 Feb 2020 22:18:24 20,631 posts
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    Yeah, it's a good listen, and it made me appreciate the referee episode even more. It's actually really well done.

    Edit: I mean, most of them are, but it just shows you how much thought and detail goes into each episode (again, not really surprising).

    Edited by Kay at 22:19:20 13-02-2020
  • RGeefe 13 Feb 2020 23:59:02 1,090 posts
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    Just watched it. Skipped over Psychoville when it first came out and never bothered with it. I though the well of The League had truly run dry that Psychoville just seemed like a poor attempt to keep it going. Based on this episode, I've no reason to watch it.

    I think the ref episode will age better with repeated viewings.
  • ChiefGB 14 Feb 2020 01:00:19 12,571 posts
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    See I was the opposite, I missed league back then apart from a few bits here and there and the movie. So I went into psychoville from the start.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Feb 2020 08:55:43 13,999 posts
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    Psychoville always felt more colourful and cartoony than the underlying grim northern vibe The League has.

    Itís probably the weakest of the three in a lot of ways but that still puts it well above most telly.

    Although Iíve not watched it through since it was first broadcast so maybe my nostalgia for The League was tainting my enjoyment at the time. Will need to rewatch one day.
  • cowell 18 Feb 2020 09:36:59 2,162 posts
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    Latest episode could not be more different to last week. Quite the key change. Bleak and brilliant kitchen sink drama
  • wuntyate 18 Feb 2020 10:16:57 14,949 posts
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    Not watched last nights yet but only just got around to watching last weeks on Sunday. As I suspected it wasn't a good ep for me, not being someone who enjoyed Psychoville much. The whole episode I thought was very poor with a terrible ending.
  • RGeefe 18 Feb 2020 10:59:29 1,090 posts
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    Last night's had a blink and you miss it reveal. Perhaps too subtle for a lot of people.
  • DUFFMAN5 18 Feb 2020 12:06:11 26,050 posts
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    @RGeefe
    Just watched it, enjoyed and I got the reveal ;)
  • ChiefGB 18 Feb 2020 17:02:01 12,571 posts
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    Yeah wasnít really taken with that one, which means this is in danger of being a poor series (by their high standards) imo. What was the reveal? Was it the car accident, hence the ďhit and runĒ ending to the loan shark? Or something more subtle?
    Maybe I didnít get something as that was how I felt at the end.

    Edited by ChiefGB at 17:03:50 18-02-2020
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 18 Feb 2020 20:44:19 13,999 posts
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    That was brilliant

    The characters, the story told in everything that wasnít said, I think this is one that will reveal more every repeat viewing

    And the knowing look and kiss between the two at the end when the dad realised what the mum had done
  • mothercruncher 18 Feb 2020 21:45:06 17,836 posts
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    It was excellent, so well observed. Steve Pemberton is such an incredible actor.
  • wuntyate 18 Feb 2020 23:07:22 14,949 posts
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    Yeah i thought this has been the best of the three so far. Incredibly well written and acted and although, yes, there was a reveal of sorts there it felt more natural than the incredibly forced twists of the last two episodes.

    Of course, i still think overall it's brilliant tv, even the episodes i like less.

    Edited by wuntyate at 23:07:38 18-02-2020
  • johnnyrocketfingers 19 Feb 2020 11:50:02 300 posts
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    Semi-improvised dialogue too.
  • Youthist 19 Feb 2020 11:59:38 14,262 posts
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    Whatever that means
  • johnnyrocketfingers 19 Feb 2020 12:01:01 300 posts
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    It means the words they spoke were not all from a script. They had freedom to go off it and say whatever felt natural.
  • Youthist 19 Feb 2020 12:04:58 14,262 posts
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    Yes but that is standard for actors in shows - they donít parrot fashion every word on a script
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 19 Feb 2020 12:42:04 13,999 posts
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    Iím guessing it must be Curb levels of freedom if theyíre making a point of highlighting it.

    Basically the point of the scene is X now itís up to you to get us there.
  • askew 19 Feb 2020 13:31:14 21,564 posts
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    I thought it was great. Quite the contrast to last week's in theme and tone!
  • johnnyrocketfingers 19 Feb 2020 14:17:47 300 posts
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    @Youthist Not necessarily. Some are very strict to keeping to what is written.
  • johnnyrocketfingers 25 Feb 2020 10:09:34 300 posts
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    Lovely episode. Truly misdirecting!
  • RGeefe 25 Feb 2020 15:31:10 1,090 posts
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    Decent episode but I think the formula is wearing thin now. None of these episodes have even come close to the earlier ones. Time to end it, I think.
  • RyanDS 25 Feb 2020 16:37:52 13,279 posts
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    RGeefe wrote:
    Decent episode but I think the formula is wearing thin now. None of these episodes have even come close to the earlier ones. Time to end it, I think.
    I liked this. But it really felt like a rehash of riddle of the sphinx and was very predictable.
  • RGeefe 25 Feb 2020 16:44:53 1,090 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    RGeefe wrote:
    Decent episode but I think the formula is wearing thin now. None of these episodes have even come close to the earlier ones. Time to end it, I think.
    I liked this. But it really felt like a rehash of riddle of the sphinx and was very predictable.
    100% this. Kind of like the B side. Tbh all this series has felt like B sides to better episodes. Other than the reveal in the Referee one (which was held together by stellar scripting) nothing has surprised or captured me .
  • mudskipp 25 Feb 2020 18:05:10 81 posts
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    Yea I thought it was a decent episode but given the subject and the nature of the programme the twist felt abit inevitable. The setting of the ref one kindof disguised that alot more.

    Third episode is my favourite so far I reckon, I thought Steve P did a great job inhabiting his character with more of a range of interactions than usual for the series. Probably helped that any twist type element was kept in the background.

    Sortof reminds me abit of early south park having to kill kenny in a different way each time, I wonder if the writers are finding including a twist or revelation in each 30 minute episode a frustration.
  • ChiefGB 26 Feb 2020 15:55:32 12,571 posts
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    I enjoyed last nights, I like a good mystery episode and this was one of those.
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