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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2020, 09:58:24 PM »
How would fans of these series rank them? I loved 1 but wasn't overawed with 2 so never bothered with 3 which people seem to say was a bit tired. Is 4 as good as the early ones?


Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2020, 11:41:29 PM »
I thought this was a load of fucking shite

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #62 on: March 22, 2020, 11:48:01 PM »
yep me too, dull as fuck, no laughs whatsoever

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2020, 08:27:45 AM »
It was fine, but a little superfluous. Definitely (and self-consciously) “more of the same”, but that’s alright in and of itself. Could’ve done with a change from sunny Mediterranean countries, which has the effect of making each of the last three series somewhat indistinguishable in my memory. The pathos subplot with Steve’s dying dad was a bit shit, and I don’t think it paid off nearly as well as they thought it would.

That said, it was an easy and inoffensive watch, raising a smile more than enough times to be worthwhile.

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« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2020, 12:38:04 PM »
Yeah, it was ok, nothing more. Agree that a change to greyer, less picturesque climes might make things more interesting.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2020, 12:41:18 PM »
Worst one I reckon, pretty boring, not enough laughs. Not arsed about Steve's fictional dad, I just want loads of silly impressions.

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« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2020, 12:54:55 PM »
As others have touched upon, I think the first series is the only one that felt like it had something at its core to build around.

Seeing two famous comedians struggling with identity and their comedic personas while adrift in the grey and austere surroundings gave it a melancholy comedy/tragedy balance, which I think the subsequent runs tried to recapture but managed all-too-briefly. I did enjoy every series but 2 through 4 felt lightweight and disposable.

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« Reply #67 on: March 23, 2020, 09:42:45 PM »
TBH, although there's much to enjoy in series 2-4, they feel a bit like they were just wheeling out the format whenever Coogan and Brydon (and presumably Winterbottom) fancied a free holiday in the sun. Series 1 was a little masterpiece, though.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #68 on: March 23, 2020, 10:57:05 PM »
Agree S1 is way ahead of the others. I preferred S4 slightly over S3, I think Steve especially did a very good job of 'acting' in a totally believable way to the presumably dramatised events surrounding his father's death. But I struggle with some of the directorial/narrative choices at times, and worry that I just don't get what they're going for in an emotional sense. The final scenes between Rob and his wife I was just like 'alright, get a bloody room', which, to be fair, they did. And like S2, the music was too loud in the mix and didn't convey any clear sense of emotion either, often feeling confused between drama/melancholy/optimism. I do still enjoy the impressions though.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2020, 08:08:33 AM »
TBH, although there's much to enjoy in series 2-4, they feel a bit like they were just wheeling out the format whenever Coogan and Brydon (and presumably Winterbottom) fancied a free holiday in the sun. Series 1 was a little masterpiece, though.

I’m sure both Coogan and Brydon could easily afford a holiday on the continent without spending every day filming. To me, it feels like something they probably wish was a podcast now. Like Old Gold Tooth said, the first one (and the second, to a lesser degree) had an impetus and motivation behind it and all the impressions etc. are secondary to that, whereas it’s the other way round with the others.

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« Reply #70 on: June 25, 2020, 12:42:46 PM »
I actually had no idea until now that these were TV series' as I always just get the edited down movies. I guess I've only really seen half of them then. Might have to go back and watch them now. Anyway I thought this one was brilliant aside from the serious bits towards the end which jarred too much for me. The fantastic locations and food as much as the comedy.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #71 on: June 25, 2020, 12:45:11 PM »
Some funny moments but this horse has been ready for the knackers' yard since the end of series 2.

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2020, 01:16:34 PM »
Yeah there were a few parts where I thought "wait have I seen this before?" then realised they were just recycling gags from earlier ones. Still, hit the spot for me.

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Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2020, 01:19:30 PM »
Shame about Coogans Dad.

What the fuck was that whole sub plot for? Was it Coogan trying to show off his "grief" acting or something?

Re: The Trip to Greece
« Reply #74 on: June 28, 2020, 12:43:56 PM »
I actually had no idea until now that these were TV series' as I always just get the edited down movies. I guess I've only really seen half of them then. Might have to go back and watch them now. Anyway I thought this one was brilliant aside from the serious bits towards the end which jarred too much for me. The fantastic locations and food as much as the comedy.

I only watch the movie versions. I just figured that would be enough.

Echoing what other have said, the first one is by far the best and the rest I would rate about the same.

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