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Re: Ghosts (BBC1)
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2019, 01:24:33 PM »
In the last episode everyone is nude because the man falls out of a window too.

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« Reply #91 on: May 07, 2019, 04:15:42 PM »
Better yesterday. A return to form, I thought.

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« Reply #92 on: May 07, 2019, 04:29:12 PM »
The start of the third episode had me howling. Poor Ken. His walk to the bus with an arrow in his neck was solid gold.

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« Reply #93 on: May 07, 2019, 05:11:42 PM »
The start of the third episode had me howling. Poor Ken. His walk to the bus with an arrow in his neck was solid gold

You mean Pat? Yeah, that opening scene was simultaneously hilarious and horrifying, and impeccably played by Jim Howick.

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« Reply #94 on: May 07, 2019, 08:01:40 PM »
Better yesterday. A return to form, I thought.

Yes, I think episode 4 has been the best so far.

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« Reply #95 on: May 07, 2019, 08:44:43 PM »
Still very much loving it. Can't pretend it's the most intricately plotted or challenging comedy around, and OK I wasn't hooting all the way through, but the sheer enthusiasm of the hugely talented cast and the inventiveness with which they're portraying their characters' various foibles is buoying me along. And come on, "an egg atop a cutlet" - that's up there with the finest Partridgisms.

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« Reply #96 on: May 08, 2019, 09:24:07 AM »
You mean Pat? Yeah, that opening scene was simultaneously hilarious and horrifying, and impeccably played by Jim Howick.

Durrr yes Pat. I am very tired. I'm 3 days without caffeine based drinks and am uyvolhlkj.l;bvc

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« Reply #97 on: May 08, 2019, 07:05:08 PM »
"You gonna put an egg on it? HE'S PUT AN EGG ON IT!!!"

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« Reply #98 on: May 08, 2019, 09:43:22 PM »
It's great. Ben Willbond is excellent as the army captain. In fact, everyone is good in it: ghosts or living.

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« Reply #99 on: May 09, 2019, 11:29:18 PM »
Get rid of all the ghosts apart from Katy Wix’s and Simon Farnaby’s I say. ‘Wulf, Cobbra and John Fashanu’ was the best moment of the series so far.

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« Reply #100 on: May 13, 2019, 08:30:19 AM »
Geoff McGivern is a guest on tonight's episode.

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« Reply #101 on: May 13, 2019, 09:33:37 AM »
Hope he plays an evil ghost. There has to be an evil ghost episode surely.

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« Reply #102 on: May 13, 2019, 10:05:31 PM »
Very good tonight. Very funny.
Robin singing to the moon had me in fits of laughter and the Captain's, "Could that be any more vexing," was lovely.

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« Reply #103 on: May 13, 2019, 10:28:34 PM »
The character traits of the ghosts are nicely established now, shame there's only one episode left.
Really hope it gets another series.

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« Reply #104 on: May 13, 2019, 10:29:38 PM »
They've clearly had fun coming up with funny lines and their heart is in the right place. But this is really thin stuff that belongs on a Sunday afternoon instead of post watershed Monday evenings.

I honestly can't remember the last time there was anything worth watching on a Sunday afternoon OR post watershed Monday evenings.

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« Reply #105 on: May 13, 2019, 10:36:48 PM »
I liked Julian, unimpressed, saying, "It's a compact disc."

Was it stated why Robin is called Robin, instead of some Neanderthal grunting noise?

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« Reply #106 on: May 14, 2019, 01:21:15 PM »
I presume Alison will continue to see the pigeon...

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« Reply #107 on: May 14, 2019, 01:41:13 PM »
I presume Alison will continue to see the pigeon...
Not everything becomes a ghost, we saw that in Ep 1, but that's a nice call.

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« Reply #108 on: May 14, 2019, 04:23:24 PM »
The start of the third episode had me howling. Poor Pat. His walk to the bus with an arrow in his neck was solid gold.

Yes, beautifully done. Obviously it had to be, because there was no suspense about WHAT was going to happen - only HOW. The way he remained completely 'calm' (offering the bus keys to one of the kids before thinking better of it).

The bus crashing into the tree was a masterful full-stop.

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« Reply #109 on: May 16, 2019, 05:06:35 PM »
And comments like "You don't want to see this in your dreams" and "It's cold, innit..." made it so chilling.

Still holding out for an evil ghost, a malignant spirit that the rest have to cooperate to dispel. Also reckon the series' final episode will end with some way for Mike to get a glimpse of the ghosts.

Mostly though, I'm hoping we'll find out how the enigmatic Captain bit the dust. I'm guessing one of his man-crushes might have something to do with it, but Julian's already cornered the sordid sexual death angle, so who knows. There's no sign of a fatal injury... poison perhaps? Heart attack?

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« Reply #110 on: May 16, 2019, 08:31:22 PM »

Mostly though, I'm hoping we'll find out how the enigmatic Captain bit the dust. I'm guessing one of his man-crushes might have something to do with it, but Julian's already cornered the sordid sexual death angle, so who knows. There's no sign of a fatal injury... poison perhaps? Heart attack?

Lot of old houses were used as training bases or hospitals during the wars so I reckon that might be why he was there.

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« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2019, 03:32:03 PM »
The finale was good. I think Robin is my favourite ghost: "Cooked - I'm not an animal."

And the politician one - the way he points (for rhetorical emphasis) without using his finger is something Blair used to do, IIRC.

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« Reply #112 on: May 21, 2019, 09:31:36 PM »
Loved the easy first episode. Total unmitigated shite thereafter. I ditched before the finale. The procession of shit foes reminded me of Derek. Would rather have seen the conflict between the ghosts and the couple remain rooted in the couple's differences, if they'd had any chemistry.


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« Reply #113 on: May 21, 2019, 10:13:24 PM »
Really enjoyed this series.
Simon Farnaby and Ben Wilibond were the stand out ghosts for me.

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« Reply #114 on: May 21, 2019, 10:50:34 PM »
Did every episode have an all-the-ghosts-talking-loudly-at-once-and-being-really-annoying scene? It felt like that happened every week.

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« Reply #115 on: May 22, 2019, 01:45:28 AM »
Caught up with this series halfway through its run and it was an absolute joy - honestly very refreshing, as many commentators have pointed out, to see something unashamedly silly and gag-heavy - almost like a live action cartoon - in this era of sadcoms and dramedys. Some genuinely quite spooky and emotional moments too (Pat's death and encounter with his family respectively). Did think some of the core conceits got repetitive, and the last episode was more abrupt of an ending than I expected, but I suppose it leaves things open for a second series (hopefully with more variations on those conceits to come).

Best line? For me it'd have to be "When you first came here......I thought you were a prostitute"

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Re: Ghosts (BBC1)
« Reply #116 on: May 22, 2019, 06:26:38 AM »
It feels like a last gasp at making something that feels like it comes from before 2002, or something. I love it for that, and the fact that it's good.

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« Reply #117 on: May 22, 2019, 07:25:15 AM »
Good series. Hope it returns.

Who played the estate agent in the last episode? She looked familiar.

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« Reply #118 on: May 22, 2019, 07:33:45 AM »
^ Rosie Cavaliero. Good value as ever.

It’s a nice show and I think with some tweaks it could become something very good, but I did find the series a bit of a chore after the first episode. Trying to give everyone something to do in each episode - sometimes even in each scene - makes it feel very cluttered.

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« Reply #119 on: May 22, 2019, 02:03:01 PM »
I presume Alison will continue to see the pigeon...

Good call. You were vindicated in the opening scene of the last episode.

I quite liked this. I'd be keen for a series 2 and hopefully the BBC don't drag their heels over it.