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Sloppy but predictable - wasted opportunity,
This review is from: Peter Kay's Special Kay [DVD] (DVD)Rather badly put together compilation, both in content and presentation. Peter and his charabanc are once again milking every last cent from anything still left in the can. Even the face on the cover is from seven years ago.
BUT... I have to disagree with one other reviewer about his Pop Factor programme. It was as skilful and well-crafted as any piece of music parody in the last twenty years, maybe since Spinal Tap, and should have been the main feature of this DVD.
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2008 11:57:29 GMT
S. Miller says:
I beg to disagree. His pop factor programme actually became what it was parodying. It was dragged out and the joke wore thin very quickly indeed.... yet still it goes on..... and on! (Christmas single anyone?). To poke fun at something, you can't actually turn into it and make money out of being it. That's a tongue in cheek tribute act, not a parody. The laughs are few and far between with Peter these days, yet he continues to ensure that his name is kept in the public domain by getting it plastered all over a high profile one-off show with a spin-off drag-act singer character (which is more disturbing than amusing) and countless he-hashes of old material on DVD.
Posted on 28 Nov 2008 19:04:06 GMT
B. D. Robinson says:
if he put it on this dvd, what would he bring out next christmas haha lazy fat git.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2008 23:17:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Dec 2008 23:24:05 GMT
Pk Dupree says:
A good parody has to go the whole way, the programme that is, and if you do so you must include everything from the overwrought introductions from the judges to the re-run of the performances with the phone number captions. That is because we expect it, if we are used to the X-Factor format. Secondly, Peter Kay only appears in the show for 18 out of the 71 minutes. There is so much in it apart from the "drag act" (never did Paul O'Grady or Danny La Rue any harm and PK ends up being a better singer than that other drag act Michelle McManus). The staging, actors (R Wayne could have been a credible X Factor contestant and come on 2 Up 2 Down is a mind blowing concept, I showed that excerpt to my audience at my local last week and it attracted more interest than any of the "serious" music I played), the audience, judges able to send themselves up, everything about it was right. Don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning his manager or his production company for putting out tripe like this DVD, and yes, unfortunately there is a Geraldine Christmas single, but I would like people to look at this show as more than Peter Kay in front of the camera, but hopefully more a move into writing and producing quality television for other people.
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