Author Topic: The Trip to Greece  (Read 7752 times)

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2020, 12:46:23 PM »
I don’t have anything to say about the first episode apart from that it was more of the same and therefore good.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2020, 03:38:49 PM »
https://help.nowtv.com/article/free-trial

Already had one.

I wouldn't really know but you could try reddit's UKTVLAND

Thanks, I checked earlier but always worth checking again!

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2020, 08:42:04 PM »
might just buy a NowTv ents pass from CD Keys to binge this

A month of the Entertainment Pass for £3.49?? Yessum! (Used these for yonks, worry not)

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2020, 08:45:49 PM »
EDIT:  Ignore. 

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2020, 09:41:24 PM »
All six episodes are now up on UKTVLand, I've only seen the first but I liked it a lot, it was gentle, warm and very funny stuff.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2020, 10:44:56 PM »
Flipping heck it's a crossover with Greed.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2020, 01:02:50 AM »
Just binged the lot in one go.

Fantastique!!!

Love how Coogan can just piss away heartfelt nonsense in his side-projects, whilst the other world famous English funnyman tries his hardest to write a complete load of shit.

I don't know why, but I do.

Loved it all anyway.

ANOTHER!!!

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2020, 02:06:13 PM »
Coogan seems to be laughing at Brydon's jokes a lot more in this series compared to the previous ones.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2020, 06:55:00 PM »
Do they do any impressions in this?

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2020, 07:12:02 PM »
Coogan seems to be laughing at Brydon's jokes a lot more in this series compared to the previous ones.

It's so good to have this back. I rarely laugh out loud at stuff, especially when I'm alone, but I was chuckling away like Coogan during episode one. I was particularly tickled by Ronnie Corbett's delight at being commemorated in Turkey, "a country which meant so much to Ronnie B and I."

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2020, 07:14:33 PM »
Just powered my way through it while laid low with a stomach bug. I really liked it. It is pretty much more of the same with a little more pathos thrown in than previously. There's also a knock-off Philip Glass soundtrack (in particular it is a copy of the score to The Thin Blue Line) which I quite enjoyed. Presumably they're addressing the lack of BBC aid to soundtracking that saw that aspect of Spain fall flat.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2020, 07:45:12 PM »
Presumably they're addressing the lack of BBC aid to soundtracking that saw that aspect of Spain fall flat.

Not sure what you mean by this?

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2020, 07:47:19 PM »
Not sure what you mean by this?

maybe I've had false memory but I seem to recall there wasn't much music in TTOS, what with Sky not having the same rights as the BBC to music.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2020, 08:23:20 PM »
Ah, I seeee. Sorry.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2020, 08:29:53 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't some of the soundtrack actual Philip Glass? I swear I heard part of his Violin Concerto at one point.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2020, 08:52:36 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't some of the soundtrack actual Philip Glass? I swear I heard part of his Violin Concerto at one point.

just listening now, sounds like it!

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2020, 09:04:43 PM »
just listening now, sounds like it!

Thought so!

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2020, 09:19:35 PM »
Their Neil Diamond-off in episode 4 is fantastic.

However, I do find those dinner scenes with the P.A. and photographer quite uncomfortable. I know the point is that it's Steve and Rob showing off, like teenagers, in front of two attractive women, but the actresses are reduced to just sitting there while the guys do their thing (the photographer hardly spoke a word this time around). Those scenes have always struck me as being more awkward and embarrassing than they're supposed to be.

I still love the show, though. It makes me feel all warm and melancholy.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2020, 12:57:24 AM »
I also find this show genuinely educational as I didn't know hardly any of the various literary and philosophical stuff Steve has told Rob over the four series.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2020, 12:57:52 PM »
Thanks for the NOW TV trial lads.

Binged this and thought it was bloody good. I just love spending time with them. Think the first series is easily the best and one of my favourite things ever but the rest are still good. Thought this series was better than Spain, more pathos perhaps as someone said above.

Wasn't sure what they were trying to say with the end. Was it just a juxtaposition between the two? I dunno. Didn't feel like I needed to see Rob at that point.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2020, 10:47:22 PM »
Having watched the first four I'm sad there haven't been many new impressions. The dinner scene with them showing off to the two women with the same old impersonations just was painful, so I'm going to be generous and hope that's 100% what they were going for.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2020, 10:18:59 AM »
Having watched the first four I'm sad there haven't been many new impressions. The dinner scene with them showing off to the two women with the same old impersonations just was painful, so I'm going to be generous and hope that's 100% what they were going for.

Think they were. There was a telling moment in an earlier episode when they start it over the phone to the P.A. and she, frustrated, rolls her eyes. Though Coogan did end up sleeping with the Spanish woman, so perhaps I'm wrong.

Was Coogan drinking in this one? I kept trying to work it out, but it seemed to be left deliberately ambiguous.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2020, 10:34:29 AM »
Having watched the first four I'm sad there haven't been many new impressions.

I really liked Coogan's 'badly dubbed man'

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2020, 11:04:35 AM »
I really liked Coogan's 'badly dubbed man'

It was good, Michael Winslow did the same in Police Academy 2

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2020, 12:15:59 PM »
Was Coogan drinking in this one? I kept trying to work it out, but it seemed to be left deliberately ambiguous.

I'm pretty sure he wasn't. There was only ever one wine glass when the two of them were dining and that was Bryden's.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2020, 08:56:25 PM »
I love listening to people talk while they're eating.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2020, 11:14:53 PM »
It's all very enjoyable, but can you imagine actually going on a similar trip with the two of them. Pair of insufferable smug cunts - they'd drive you insane after one meal.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2020, 11:24:36 PM »
It's all very enjoyable, but can you imagine actually going on a similar trip with the two of them. Pair of insufferable smug cunts - they'd drive you insane after one meal.

As mentioned previously, I guess that's the point of the scenes with the publicist and the photographer. I just don't really understand why Winterbottom, Coogan and Brydon feel compelled to point this out; it's a showcase for a pair of riffing comedians, of course it would be insufferable if you were actually there in the room with them. We get that.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2020, 11:27:24 PM »
As Wayman etc said more of the same but I am fine with that.

Really need to rewatch Cock and Bull. Be interesting to see Rob Brydon without the hair and teeth work.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2020, 06:25:48 PM »
I love listening to people talk while they're eating.


It's absolutely fucking horrible hearing Rob chomp and slurp.

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