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The worst thing about Christmas TV in 2008,
This review is from: The Royle Family - Christmas Special - The New Sofa [DVD] (DVD)
I was really looking forward to The Royale Family Christmas special, especially after last years genius effort. I thought that was to tie up loose ends and end the show in a great way.
Well it's a shame they "took the money" and put this dreadful, predictable, un-funny, badly written, piece of tat together. I could've written a better script...easily. The jokes (if you can call them that) were way beyond the realm of believability and the characters have been turned into parodies.
If somebody in an earlier scene needs to have written down instructions on how to stir a cup a soup is she really going to be able to cook a Christmas dinner. And however "comedically" dim you are would you really kick your turkey along the floor of your flat however stupid you're meant to be.
The Royale Family used to be edgy and it used to be realistic. This was farce at it's absolute worst. Everybody involved should be ashamed of themselves. I wonder if Ralf Little read the script and turned it down? Good on him if that's the case.
I can't even believe they're releasing a DVD of this.
Truly, truly awful. And if you think I'm ranting I've never written a customer review in my life, I can't be bothered usually but this rubbish was "beyond the pale" as they say.