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on 1 May 2012
Great TV series can't wait for the rest of the second series. Really enjoying it and love all the characters and script.
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on 7 February 2016
Product arrived precisely as described.
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on 27 January 2016
Great thank you
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on 21 December 2014
great
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on 20 September 2010
'Grandma's house' is easily one of the sharpest, most freshly written sitcoms to have graced BBC3 in recent years, however despite the subtle, underplayed humour, wonderfully quirky theme music and an excellent supporting cast, the series as a whole is let by atrocious performances from simon Amstell (the co-writer and star of the show). His acting is so cringeworthingly inept, unconvincing, and embarrassing, that it drags down the accompanying excellence of the rest of the show. After a while his scenes become near-unwatchable, because Amstell is so utterly incapable of delivering a line or a joke in a steady, convincing or even audible tone. It is a great shame because, had another actor been cast in the role, Grandma's house would deserve great acclaim and recognition, as it is Amstell's reputation as the best 'buzzcocks' host there will ever be, has been tarred by his dreadful acting which, if you can endure it, make 'grandma's house' a must-see but to me and undoubtably many others, has turned a 4/4.5 star sitcom into a 2/2.5 star show which, unless Amstell is ousted, will hopefully not be recomissioned for a second series...
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on 3 November 2010
Many people who think Simon Amstell is very funny (as indeed I do) will automatically say that this review is not helpful because it criticizes their hero, but we do not do him or us any favours by pretending that this is good when it is not. And the biggest problem, as others have noted, is that Amstell does not act (whether he can act may be a different matter). It is as though he has wandered onto the set on which actors are performing while he is on a shopping trip and just "had a go" for a laugh, but never takes it seriously. It looks like a theatre workshop rather than a performance and that he is standing in for the person who will play his role. The secret of playing comedy is to play it for real, and I am afraid that Simon Amstell does not do that here - he looks as if he is about to make a wisecrack at any time. That just does not cut it. Sorry folks, but you know it's true.
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on 19 August 2010
Caught the first episode, what a waste of time.
Amstell needs to stick to what he does best, taking the mic out of people.
Dialogue for all of the characters just sound like something Amstell would say and the writers haven't taken the characters ages into account at all.
Every second there's a gag or sly remark which just gets repetitive fast.
I didn't find any of it funny, compared to the Royal Family or Gavin Stacey, this is just boring.

Bet there won't be a season 2.
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