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Ladhood - Series 2
« on: August 08, 2021, 05:37:35 PM »
https://event.sparq.me.uk/bbc-ladhood/

Series 2 on iplayer Sunday 15th August. Q&A with Liam Williams and the cast in the link

Loved series one. As a northerner who was a teen in the 00’s, I am exactly the shows demographic tbf.

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Re: Ladhood - Series 2
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2021, 05:48:46 PM »
Brilliant! Loved series 1 and the radio show, cannot wait to see more. Everything Williams does is absolutely spot-on.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2021, 06:37:22 AM »
Thanks for the heads up. I looked it up a week or so ago but there was no dates then.

I too fall under the show's demographic and it certainly reminded me of me and my mates - young Liam reminded me of me too (not always in a good way, either)

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2021, 10:40:01 AM »
Hadn't heard of Ladhood before this thread, I thought Pls Like was OK but this was excellent.

Liam was good in Back To Life too which I also enjoyed.


Re: Ladhood - Series 2
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2021, 11:07:34 PM »
Thanks for this. It’s had zero press so I had no idea that it’d been commissioned, never mind filmed.

Series one was brilliant, and I went into it with very low expectations having really not enjoyed Williams’s standup.

Is the radio show worth listening to if the first TV series is still fresh in your mind?

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Re: Ladhood - Series 2
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2021, 10:38:07 AM »
Thanks for this. It’s had zero press so I had no idea that it’d been commissioned, never mind filmed.

The BBC has a really weird attitude to low-key stuff like this. You'd think they were deliberately trying to annoy Liam Williams with the lack of press they give for his work despite the positive reviews from critics. IIRC This Country and People Just Do Nothing were similarly buried at first, but enough people caught on that they ended up promoting them properly.

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2021, 09:22:58 PM »
All up on the iPlayer now. First episode is excellent.

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Re: Ladhood - Series 2
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2021, 10:52:05 PM »
Watched the first three. Still just as good as the first series.

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Re: Ladhood - Series 2
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2021, 10:57:46 PM »
Starts on BBC One at 22.35 on Monday night for anyone else without iPlayer access.

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2021, 11:33:05 PM »
Watched the first three. Still just as good as the first series.

I think it’s possibly a step up in terms of laughs. The whole grandad’s car/hoe/Zoo Tycoon 2 scene on the driveway in episode 2 had me in hysterics.

I was going to post something patronising about how the lads are all great performers despite still being teenagers, but I’ve just discovered they’re all aged 20 to 27. Still, they’ve got those characters spot on.

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2021, 04:31:21 PM »
The BBC has a really weird attitude to low-key stuff like this. You'd think they were deliberately trying to annoy Liam Williams with the lack of press they give for his work despite the positive reviews from critics. IIRC This Country and People Just Do Nothing were similarly buried at first, but enough people caught on that they ended up promoting them properly.

they also seem to be just shitting out loads of comedy over a few weeks - this, Back to Life s2, Jerk s2 and pilot Ladybaby to name a few. No wonder their profile remains low if they have to fight for PR and coverage

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Re: Ladhood - Series 2
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2021, 09:56:53 PM »
"I hope your zoo loses custom!"

Only two episodes in, but laughed loads, and I love that it seems to be going even heavier on the anger. The TV series feels like such a perfect enhancement of the radio show in leaning into the seriousness of the mental health side of things and how those teenage experiences feed into the adult fuckups and the cycle of self-destructive behaviour. I love all the moments where Liam (in either 'era') does something genuinely shitty - like cheating last series, or like grabbing the girl in the club in episode one of this series. Few things are so open about the ability to be really thoughtful but also to do horrible, thoughtless things.

I keep saying this but it's uncanny how relatable I find everything Williams does. Never seen myself so much in any comedy before. Even random stuff like the irritation of a driving instructor patiently watching you keep fucking things up. I did a load of two-hour driving lessons during a proper malaise in my adulthood once and used to get unnecessarily wound up by the calm instructor guiding me as I bollocksed up things that everyone I knew had mastered at 17. Driving around suburbs in the baking heat with another adult telling me what to do, and feeling really pissed off even though I was literally paying him to.

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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2021, 11:11:31 PM »
Great second season - I especially enjoyed "the squirrels".

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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2021, 08:55:36 AM »
'kin hell this is good. The subversion of what you think is gonna be the cliche of "non-drinker gives in" with Addy in episode 6 when he's taken the vow of silence - with the dandelion and burdock was perfect.

The media studies coursework episode made laugh more than anything I can remember in a long while.

Also - that's the Philosophy Tube woman in the 'friendship intervention'!

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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2021, 09:43:17 AM »
"It is funny when Homer buys the snow plow"

Tinhead also always worth a chuckle.

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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2021, 10:55:10 AM »
Tinhead also always worth a chuckle.

Tinhead’s Titans

Like pretty much everyone else in the show, he’s remarkably similar to someone I went to school with.

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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2021, 01:47:36 PM »
Wow this was really good. And like others have said, I found it very relatable. The final episode particularly. In fact, I think if i have a criticism, it’s that the broader teenage scenes are a bit too much of a clash with the more thoughtful stuff at times. I think he could maybe do something more dramatic actually

Re: Ladhood - Series 2
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2021, 08:05:45 PM »
Is the radio show worth listening to if the first TV series is still fresh in your mind?

I've just listened to it all on BBC Sounds and the first radio series is relatively similar plot-wise to the first TV series, but still with enough differences to make it worth listening to. The second radio series though is completely different and all about Liam going to Cambridge so definitely listen to that one.

BritishHobo

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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2021, 09:49:38 PM »
I did wonder whether a third series would make that same jump. Obviously it leaves the childhood friends behind, which would be a big shame as the cast are brilliant - but it would be interesting to see the show explore that thing of losing touch with childhood friends and having to find a new group.

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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2021, 03:51:43 PM »
It is quite interesting that the mates have completely failed to make it to the 'modern' sections.

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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2021, 05:00:39 PM »
I did wonder whether a third series would make that same jump. Obviously it leaves the childhood friends behind, which would be a big shame as the cast are brilliant - but it would be interesting to see the show explore that thing of losing touch with childhood friends and having to find a new group.
That would help to differentiate it further from The Inbetweeners, which, as much as I like this, is kind of an unavoidable comparison. Obviously this has the whole flashback structure, but the content of said flashbacks is quite similar - although Simon, Jay and Neil have much stronger personalities than Liam's friends. I suppose that last point could be because of Liam's self absorbtion.

While I'm being critical, I thought Liam's bursts of anger sometimes felt a bit cartoony (not that they weren't funny - particularly the smash cut to him yelling at the Tory voters).

Also, this is a real nitpick, but the actor playing young Liam doesn't resemble him at all.

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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2021, 05:06:23 PM »
Also, this is a real nitpick, but the actor playing young Liam doesn't resemble him at all.

I think he addresses that in the first episode,  something like it's his memories and he's gonna remember himself as better looking than he actually was.

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Re: Ladhood - Series 2
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2021, 02:20:22 PM »
Just got through it. Very enjoyable series, the second ep with the car my personal favourite also liked the one where Liam becomes an indie kid.

As for it being relatable, young Liam fucking up an absolutely done thing with that girl in the first episode is definitely something my younger self would have done. In fact, it's something present day me would do too.

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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2021, 12:45:29 PM »
One bit that gave me a big chuckle of recognition was the lads getting all nostalgic about stuff they did just a few months ago.

I think he addresses that in the first episode,  something like it's his memories and he's gonna remember himself as better looking than he actually was.
Fair enough. That's actually rather brilliant.

Re: Ladhood - Series 2
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2021, 05:48:04 PM »
It is quite interesting that the mates have completely failed to make it to the 'modern' sections.

I might have missed something but i assumed that the people he got together in ep 2 to organise more socialising were his mates from when he was young. complete assumption on my part really.

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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2021, 07:34:58 PM »
I might have missed something but i assumed that the people he got together in ep 2 to organise more socialising were his mates from when he was young. complete assumption on my part really.

They definitely aren’t.

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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2021, 09:34:12 AM »
They definitely aren’t.

haha okay thanks!

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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2021, 03:28:39 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2021, 12:08:03 PM »
Already picked up for a third series. Lovely stuff.

https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2021/09/09/49233/third_series_for_liam_williamss_ladhood?rss

Nice, seems likely to be the same cast too.

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Six new episodes will pick up where series two left off with young Liam (Oscar Kennedy) approaching the end of 6th form and eyeing up a potential place at a top university.

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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2021, 12:23:41 PM »
Incredible news, cheers! Excited that he is going for that direction, it's gonna make for a really interesting series. Potential episode with the lads visiting Liam at uni, where he's trying to get on with a different group of mates?

EDIT: Just realised I speed-read it in my excitement, and it'll still be sixth-form based rather than uni. Series 4 please thank you Liam, cheers.

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