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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2020, 10:57:46 PM »
I think my favourite character in this is Kerry's mum. One of the all time great unseen characters.

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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2020, 11:42:42 PM »
I really hope Big Mandy is back.

Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2020, 06:52:05 AM »
Toe-MAH-toe?!

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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2020, 01:14:24 PM »
I really hope Big Mandy is back.

I love all the scenes with Big Mandy. The underlying tension of threat almost propels this show into terrifying drama territory - she's like Pesci in Goodfellas sometimes.

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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2020, 02:20:20 PM »
"Were you being rude to my mum?"

I genuinely had a sharp intake of breath when she popped up in that scene.

Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2020, 02:31:23 PM »
Where is it?

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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2020, 02:37:50 PM »
On iplayer at 7pm tonight!

Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2020, 03:34:13 PM »
On iplayer at 7pm tonight!

Aha! Excellent - I’ll be patient in that case !

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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2020, 08:11:43 PM »
Just watched the first episode. Was alright. No sign of the rest yet though unfortunately. Thought the whole thing was going up at 7.

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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2020, 09:38:53 PM »
I liked that. Gentle and not too bleak after the bleakfest that was the special. I enjoyed Kerry getting into the recycling centre job but of course it couldn't last- Kerry is like her father with the criminal streak but minus the brains. Love Kerry and Kurtan's vitriolic friendship too.

The absence of Slugs was handled nicely too. I suspect they were right in thinking it's what Michael Sleggs would have wanted.

Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2020, 10:55:54 PM »
Really liked it too. A naturally subdued episode but still plenty of chuckles. Biggest laugh for me was Kerry describing her new pal Griff as a “simple beast” and meaning it as a compliment.

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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2020, 10:59:28 PM »
"He's low-maintenance, emotionally"

Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 10:26:14 AM »
An indignant Kurtan is such a joy. Been finding Kerry/ Daisy's portrayal often unfunny since the 2nd series but I could watch Charlie Cooper going on with himself for hours. Still chuckle about his desperation to get to TK Max "to get the bargains I deserve".

Also, wasn't the 'turning Kerry's mum with an oar' joke nicked from The Simpsons?

Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 02:21:16 PM »
Kurtan making Kerry's dinner was delightful. Particularly as he said he was doing it to keep her in her job so he could get his money back, but he was clearly enjoying himself.

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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 04:02:36 PM »
Yeah, Kurtan pissed off is wonderful. I really love the scene when he packs in his job with his utterly cunty Uncle.

I really like this a lot, but I am smitten with the tone. By all accounts this series is going to focus on the Vicar, so I wonder if this opening episode was added in late as the Vicar hardly appears.

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Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #45 on: Yesterday at 04:31:41 PM »

Re: This Country Series 3
« Reply #46 on: Yesterday at 08:56:22 PM »
Great again,Kurtan and saying "if Jesus was here he would be wreaking havoc on Kerry right now ". I too could listen to him go on and on.

I miss Sluggs, nice send off though.

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