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Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« on: June 10, 2020, 10:08:51 PM »
This starts tonight at 10.45. Playing fictional versions of themselves rehearsing a play during lockdown.

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of Six Characters In Search Of An Author in the West End.

The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans - also playing himself) is determined not to let the opportunity pass him by. He knows how big a chance this is for him and turns his attention to cajoling his stars into rehearsing over the internet.

All they need to do is read the first scene, but throughout the series they come up against a multitude of oppositional forces: distraction, boredom, home-schooling and their own egos.

Absurd and humorous in equal measure, Staged takes on the challenges of creating a drama in lockdown, on stage and off, with a line-up including Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton and Anna Lundberg. The show will also have a selection of guest stars including Nina Sosanya
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https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/staged/

Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 11:05:49 PM »
Love Sheen and Tennant is alright but got one chuckle at the end.

Bit crap.

Edit - REALLY crap.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2020, 11:19:33 PM by bgmnts »

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 10:04:19 AM »
Were there any jokes about people being on mute? Not a lockdown comedy without one imo.

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 10:11:41 AM »
Were there any jokes about people being on mute? Not a lockdown comedy without one imo.

Not in episode 1, but there was one about someone freezing and then losing connection just as they were about to say something important.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 10:38:52 AM »
Not in episode 1, but there was one about someone freezing and then losing connection just as they were about to say something important.

Great to see the conventions of the genre being maintained even in these unprecedented times, might give it a go after baking banana bread and wanking off to Joe Wicks.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 11:49:04 AM »
Love Sheen and Tennant is alright but got one chuckle at the end.

Bit crap.

Edit - REALLY crap.

I thought it was poor too, inoffensive but lazy and it had nothing interesting to say at all.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2020, 01:05:35 PM »
Thought it was ok. Not really any laughs though. It's main plus point is that it isn't actors constantly looking face on at the camera. Sick of that shit the past couple of months.

Sheen does capture the annoyance of people talking over one another on video calls well.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2020, 01:46:31 PM »
This improves hugely as it goes on. Just finished episode 3 and thought it was great.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2020, 02:02:45 PM »
You can tell it's influenced by The Trip. Not that that is a bad thing. Enjoying it so far but it's very 'in'.

Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2020, 02:13:50 PM »
I like that we have some good but informal double acts going on at the moment. Obviously we've got Coogan and Brydon, and Sheen/Tennant have joined their ranks in the last couple of years.

We've probably got McGuinness/Lemon as well.

Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2020, 08:23:28 PM »
I like that we have some good but informal double acts going on at the moment. Obviously we've got Coogan and Brydon, and Sheen/Tennant have joined their ranks in the last couple of years.

We've probably got McGuinness/Lemon as well.

Erm...

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2020, 11:22:10 AM »
I liked the first two I've seen so far, genuine chuckles.

Pretty decent for 15 minutes short episode comedies.

We are waiting to hear what a friend who works in theatre thinks of it.

Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2020, 11:23:22 AM »
Complete shit

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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2020, 10:10:12 PM »
I enjoyed "Sam" in episode 3.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2020, 10:15:20 PM »
I enjoyed "Sam" in episode 3.

Added a lot of energy to it. Really enjoyed the ever changing credits of Tennant & Sheen as well. A lot of little things to enjoy in this. I wish there had been more.

Would happily welcome a second series but not another pandemic that would make it possible!

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2020, 10:17:34 PM »
I don't particularly like this show, it's just nothing really, but you can tell that Tennant has obviously been waiting for years to reveal that he's really good at the old comedy swearing. His apoplectic delivery of "FUCK OFF!" in episode one was worthy of the third Scottish Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi.

I have never heard Sylvester McCoy swear, maybe he's really good at it too.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2020, 08:43:44 AM »
The first episode is just there really. Not much you can say about it, but the second one is funnier and I'll carry on with it for a bit. Sheen is making the most of the limited format though, looming into the camera like a madman without warning.

I think I'd be interested if they took another shot at this after lockdown with better production values (obviously) and a little more time on the scripts. After all, this has been thrown together and broadcast in just twelve weeks.

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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2020, 11:38:07 AM »
..........
I have never heard Sylvester McCoy swear, maybe he's really good at it too.

There's footage of him getting stuck up a ski lift in the snow on children's TV programme Vision On with him effing and blinding at the camera.

Luckily there was no sound.

Unluckily, Vision On was a programme for deaf children who are generally taught how to lip read at a very early age......

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2020, 12:19:30 PM »
I have never heard Sylvester McCoy swear, maybe he's really good at it too.


Trying to remember if he swore as Archie in Still Game. Probably a few 'yer arse' and maybe a 'pish' or two but can't remember.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2020, 01:05:29 PM »
In Remembrance of the Daleks he does say 'drink piss Davros twat'.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2020, 01:11:10 PM »
Remember The Trip? It's back. Without a trip.

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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2020, 02:15:06 PM »
Sheen's done a bit of comedy and panel games and stuff recently but whenever I see him "as himself" I can't help but associate him with reports about children dying in horrible numbers in some desolate corner of the world. Does he at least wear a wig in this?

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2020, 03:52:14 AM »
I have never heard Sylvester McCoy swear, maybe he's really good at it too.
Unfortunately censored but you can imagine he is good at it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0CGeNe-lY

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2020, 08:02:03 PM »
Fair do's to anyone that spotted a TARDIS in Tennant's back garden. Just saw a pic of it and didnt see it at all.

Have recommended this to a few people and they've all enjoyed it.

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Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2020, 09:04:39 AM »
I liked it. Harmless fluff with two mates just pissing about. Nice to relax to shortly before bed.

Re: Staged (Tennant & Sheen Lockdown Sitcom)
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2020, 11:07:21 PM »
Sheen's the only remotely good thing about it. Gubbins, otherwise.

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