Started by Magnum Valentino, January 21, 2024, 10:31:22 AM
Quote from: DrumsAndWires on January 21, 2024, 03:46:36 PMwhere can i find this 'cab favouritess' thread
Quote from: Retinend on January 30, 2024, 10:41:01 AMThis is a big improvement on the original Japanese show.
Quote from: madhair60 on January 30, 2024, 01:54:01 PMeverything you went on to describe sounds like a series of surefire dilutions of what made it so compelling
Quote from: bgmnts on January 30, 2024, 02:18:12 PMUnless Jason Byrne pushes something out of his cock, it won't be as good as the original Japanese one.
Quote from: MojoJojo on January 30, 2024, 02:23:11 PMI say that as someone who wasn't a massive fan of Documental. It generated some big laughs but there weren't enough for a one hour show.
Quote from: Retinend on January 30, 2024, 10:41:01 AMThis is a big improvement on the original Japanese show. I could take or leave the latter, but this one lives up to the promise of that show. Firstly - no boring introduction to each comic. They just start with everyone going onto the set, as it should be. Also no unnecessary money motivation involved. Getting a yellow card for smiling seemed harsh at first, but it makes total sense in order to eliminate contestants quicker. The contestants have been given time to plan their performances beforehand, and the art department did a great job in creating props to help them to sell the daftness of their ideas. For example Tony Cantwell was able to really sell his cat striptease performance with the convincing strip-bar mis-en-scene and surprise lactating nipples.The amount of leeway they got to prepare their bits made it funny even when it didn't work (I'm thinking of David McSavage's baffling wheely bin gambit). and Aisling Bea got the biggest laugh of the show from me when she faked getting an ankle sprain and getting her mate to rush in as the clown medic. Either that or how she started doing the "bleblebleble"s during her crap rendition of a sad song.The special guests were also a nice surprise. I didn't know the newsreader or the song she sang (Aon Focal Eile) but it was still really funny on the face of it, especially when it cut to an opera singer for the last verse. Nice to see Zig and Zag again, and Chris de Burgh was funny in a cute old man way (I concur with the contestants that I was surprised he's not dead). Norton is a better - warmer, more avuncular - host than the pompous guy at the heart of the original. He's a treasure. I like how the evicted contestants get to sit with him and contribute to his commentary. Mixed-gender is good. The first series of the original was a bit too much of a sausage fest. This one, in comparison, is something I could watch with my wife, and the humor was less gross as a result, for lack of a better word.Didn't know any of the contestants except for Aisling Bea, but they were all really funny to me. Except for Catherine Bohart, who seemed a little bit separate from the rest. I had no idea why she thought large hoop earrings would trigger anyone, for example. Pin the clit on the vag seemed trite, and she didn't have any good lines while presenting it. David McSavage saved that whole presentation by producing a real baked bean instead of the paper clit. Jason Byrne was the funniest for me. He's just hilarious to look at, and he had the best props (the cock-nose mask, the sausages, elastic bands and the tiny bicycle). Emma Doran had the most hilarious "trying not to laugh" face. I thought it was touching that she lost while testing out Byrne's tiny bicycle completely unsolicited.Anyone still reading this?I could write even more, because within 3 episodes (the amount I've watched so far) there's already been so many funny moments. If I were in charge at Amazon Prime I'd immediately commission 10 more series, quadruple the marketing budget, and give the hit-or-miss Taskmaster a run for its money.
Quote from: colacentral on January 30, 2024, 06:23:29 PMDocumental already has pre-prepared bits, props, and guests too depending on what series you're watching. Describing those things as differences and referring to Matsumoto as "the host" and as pompous sounds to me like you haven't watched enough of it. I'd also say the first series is probably the worst, with the rules and the right mix of comedians for the format still being worked out.I also agree with the comments above about needing the space where not much is happening. It's a slow burn and it's that much funnier when it descends into chaos. It annoys me enough that Documental edits out as much as it does, I'd happily watch the entire thing uncut.
Quote from: Retinend on January 30, 2024, 07:02:29 PMI watched the first two series then stopped. It was alright. But didn't feel compelled to watch all the rest.
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on January 30, 2024, 09:12:48 PMReally surprised someone watched season 2 and didn't think it was worth bothering with afterwards. Although it's probably a good sign the format just isn't for you.
Quote from: ProvanFan on January 31, 2024, 07:03:28 AMI couldn't get through an episode of the Canadian one because it felt like a reality template had been used to produce it, like it might as well have been an auction at a storage unit. Constant bits of Apprentice music and interview retreads of what just happened and all that. Get fucked.
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