Author Topic: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3  (Read 4948 times)

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2020, 02:59:49 PM »
It just seems like the ideal payoff for the incredibly tedious pastime of fishing - at least you get to eat it afterwards. Mind you, I've always suspected that fishists do it more for the solitude and peace and quiet than for the sheer joy of fishing.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2020, 05:06:48 PM »
For me, this show feels like Mark relationship with Sophie in Peep Show. Mark is enamoured by Sophie from afar; she is after all a beautiful woman who appears to possess all of the qualities Mark needs in his life. But the closer they become, the more he realises there's not really much there. He merely fell in love with the idea of Sophie. Her childhood pet gerbil was called Gerbil. She loves "Dancing in the Moonlight" by Toploader. It's all quite insubstantial and, well, boring.

I love warm, comforting telly like Repair Shop and Detectorists, and this show has two of my biggest childhood comedy icons, one of them being the funniest man I've ever encountered and someone I'd actually consider to be a hero, but... I dunno, I just have no real desire to ever watch this. I've seen maybe four or five episodes in total across both series and it's nice enough I guess, but is it actually compelling enough to draw me back? Unfortunately not.

Of course I am in no way implying that they have to be "on" for this show or that my complaint is that it isn't funny enough. That doesn't bother me at all. I love these two men enough from their rich comedic history to allow that to take a back seat here, but there's something else that's lacking. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I am leaning towards feeling as though it's a little bit stiff for something so supposedly laid back. There's a somewhat rigid atmosphere to the whole thing which makes it feel more laboured and less natural. Not massively so, but it's enough to stop me from properly sinking into this show like the pile of cushions and cup of camomile that it deserves to be.

Half-joking here, but perhaps they could have held my interest by making it even more laboured and scripted, like The Trip. Get Winterbottom in, slap some Philip Glass on it, and have some melancholic shots of Bob alone in his yurt past bedtime, having a sad bite of some pocket meat and going "Ooh I do miss me wife a bit actually" while Paul's snuck off to the master suite of the nearby rustic hotel to fuck the face off a brown trout. Just a thought.
Totally agree with this. There's simply no chemistry between them at all.

I feel the need to clarify the comments in my previous post here, as it appears that somewhere between neardark's response and the replies they have received, perhaps people might be thinking that my Peep Show analogy was referring to the relationship between Whitehouse and Mortimer, when it wasn't. I was referring to my own personal connection with the show with that.

I can certainly acknowledge the chemistry between them, but it's the rest of the show that I feel is a bit stiff or laboured in a way I can't quite put my finger on which prevents me from engaging with it.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2020, 06:25:10 PM »
Two episodes in, and I'm still greatly enjoying this. Light, warm hearted, funny.

They have great chemistry, what youse on aboot kidda?

Glad they've stopped going on about heart healthy food, mind

They were stuffing themselves with jam butties, ringos, party rings and corn beef pie. Is that heart healthy?

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2020, 03:22:43 PM »
Bob still gets through a fair amount of sugary things. You see his sweetie haul now and again on Twitter.

Blue Jam

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2020, 11:52:05 AM »
I want to steal Ted the dog, with his little powder sugar face and his tiny teefs

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2020, 03:27:54 PM »
I'm still shocked by the fact that Whitehouse isn't a naturally funny man, or at least doesn't come across as one in this. Finest comic character actor of his generation maybe, but the funny stuff in this is purely from Bob.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2020, 04:44:30 PM »
I'm still shocked by the fact that Whitehouse isn't a naturally funny man, or at least doesn't come across as one in this. Finest comic character actor of his generation maybe, but the funny stuff in this is purely from Bob.

Oh I dunno:

Bob: The irony of course being he didn't like peaches.
Paul: Or sunshine.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2020, 04:48:22 PM »
Bulgarian meat bag slayed me.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2020, 08:35:23 PM »
Great episode tonight. I’m really enjoying this series, it’s certainly hit it’s stride. Gives me a nice warm feeling..

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2020, 10:29:07 PM »
Using the net as a tennis racket and doing a Cliff Richard impression was fucking genius.

the science eel

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2020, 10:44:25 PM »
I take back what I said earlier - this is a lovely little show and I think this series has been the best so far. And there definitely IS real chemistry between them and they're fun to listen to - but I wish just ONCE Paul would entertain some of Bob's more fanciful (but honestly and seriously posed) notions for more than 3 seconds.

Bob Mortimer is the sweetest man in comedy today.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2020, 10:41:05 AM »
I love Bob Mortimer so much. "Paul, would you say I'm one of the emerging talents of fly fishing?"

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2020, 10:55:26 PM »
Just watched episode 4 which seems like was the first post covid one. It may be projection but it seems like it had the slightly hysterical feel that I have whenever I do anything faintly normal at the moment.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2020, 01:42:09 PM »
loved Bob's school teacher act

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2020, 03:25:09 PM »
Getting a 4th series. I still haven’t finished the 1st!

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2020, 06:42:49 PM »
I’d had enough after the second series but there’s apparently been 1.8 million viewers which seems pretty bloody good.

Got that from chortle which also mentions

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Commissioning editor: Max Gogarty

who I had completely forgotten about.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse - Gone Fishing - Series 3
« Reply #47 on: Yesterday at 02:40:47 PM »
I tried doing that Babybel candle trick today and it worked first time. I don't normally buy Babybel either, I'd bought them for the sole purpose of trying it out.

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