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How could such good people be so bad?,
This review is from: We Know Where You Live: Remix - The Complete Series [DVD]  (DVD)
What really flummoxes me is that Pegg was doing Spaced at this time, so it can't even be written off as a youthful error of his(it was not 1997 as it says here, it was made in 1999 and shown in 2000). Bhaskar had already estabished himself well with Goodness Gracious me. The women have clearly been chosen primarily for their decorative function - though Allen did do OK in Smack The Pony.
This 'best of' is awful. There are no decent characters in it, about 2 laugh out louds in the whole 6 episodes. The writers should be shot at dawn, the actors struggled with some really hackneyed 'jokes'. Now I know why I had never heard of it before it came up on Amazon recommendations.
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Initial post: 28 May 2009 22:20:54 BDT
We Know Where you live aired in 1997 on Channel 5 shortly after the channel's inception.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2009 20:19:15 BDT
Flora Cake says:
Channel 5? Well that goes a long way to explaining its lack of quality! I did look at the dvd case - evidentally inconsistencies in the dates which aren't really important anyway - I think that this is a very good example of what happens to performers with a lot of talent but very poor scripts.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2009 02:06:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jul 2009 02:09:05 BDT
Yes 1997 is correct - it was also aired on the Paramount Channel around that year too, got an old VHS tape with an episode on it, followed up by one of Walliams & Lucas sketches as 'Mash & Peas', which again were only aired around that time. But yes, it's absolutely dreadful - I'd remembered enjoying it (somehow) the first time round, but in watching it back on that tape I found, it was absolutely cringe-worthy.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jul 2014 15:28:29 BDT
Paramount co-produced Spaced for Channel 4, so this could have been a contractual obligation? And is there a DVD of the Mash & Peas series? I saw a takeoff of the Barrymore programme from that on Youtube, and Walliams & Lucas really laid into how he was so cruel to his audience in retrospect. I also remember their 'Only Dorks & Horses' sketch (imagining how OFAH would be adapted for the US) being used as a bumper during a Channel 4 rundown of favourite sitcoms.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jul 2014 23:00:58 BDT
Flora Cake says:
I think that good performers do have to work with poor writing sometimes, and yes, if a contractual ob that would explain it. I am glad to see most of those people in so much better quality stuff in the intervening years, and this series can be consigned to 'it was a learning experience'!
I didn't know about Mash and Peas - it's on youtube, so now I do! Yes, another v good example!
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