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A comedy that just isn't funny,
This review is from: Hebburn [DVD] (DVD)
I've watched this on TV and am so disappointed. I did hope Vic Reeves would be funny and stupid like normal, but he is a more serious actor in this case. Problem is, you watch a whole episode and realise you haven't laughed once. It just isn't funny. Chris Ramsey proves he also isn't very good at acting, so his comedy is not the only thing that lets down his CV. I was unsure about this in the first place as I don't like him and think his whole plan is just to try and be stupidly offensive with his "comedy", almost in the kind of desperate way Frankie Boyle tries to be funny by saying stupid/nasty things to get his name in the news - pretty sad really.
All in all a big shame as it could have been good but just isn't funny in the slightest.
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Initial post: 22 Nov 2012 23:22:50 GMT
Iona Macdonald says:
It's the writing that hits the spot. Witty, sardonic, gritty, real, zany; yet so grounded in reality - these are all people we know or know of, in OUR family, friends' family; anecdotes we've heard... Sad yet true...and you've got to laugh?
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2012 13:53:59 GMT
The writing in this series has been consistently excellent, some of the lines are so sublime, it's most definately up there with Early Doors. And that's no mean feat as that was also top drawer. How it can be described as 'Offensive' is madness, it's refreshing to watch a BBC comedy series without the continuity announcer proclaiming '...with strong language throughout'. A true gem hope there's a series 2.
Posted on 29 Nov 2012 14:26:42 GMT
how dare you have your view of it but how you can say everyone aint good in it is wrong
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012 12:15:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2012 12:17:00 GMT
J. dean says:
Agree with Iona on the quality of the writing, my favourite bit was the "interview", couldn't stop laughing
Comedy is such a subjective thing subjective thing, but I would suggest the reviewer just likes in your face comedy suspect slapstick or perhaps was missing the canned laughter track.
Posted on 20 Feb 2013 14:01:57 GMT
Stafford Girl says:
Not sure where Stu0 is coming from as his is the only review I can see that is not good. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this series and it certainly was not "offensive" and as far as I am concerned all the cast were brilliant. Also remember having such good reviews for a first series is quite unique and cannot wait for a second series. Perhaps it is the Geordie humour that Stu0 is not quite understanding...
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 20:27:10 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
This bloke's only other review is a book by Peter Mandelson. Anyone who wants to read anything by that slimy reptile is a bit suspect in the first place, so it puts the Hebburn review into perspective. As it is it's a subtle, sharply observed wry comedy which clearly went over Stu's head.
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