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Started by Magnum Valentino, April 23, 2022, 12:12:20 AM
Quote from: Petey Pate on May 14, 2022, 03:05:46 PMPretty funny but the real world implications of this 'interview' makes my head hurt a bit. Will Mr Bean be meeting Rowan Atkinson anytime soon?https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/may/14/alan-partridge-interviews-steve-coogan
Quote from: shiftwork2 on May 19, 2022, 09:26:36 PMWhat time has this show been finishing please?
Quote from: BritishHobo on May 19, 2022, 11:44:21 PMThere's definitely a lot of ideas, which don't always come together. The structure is pretty all over the place and it ends abruptly. I suppose it's meant to be a mad crowdpleaser rather than a tight entry character-wise. That's never going to work in an arena show. It's built for the stuff that resonates and gets cheers - Spoiler alertthe musical numbers, the panto-y gags, the pedestrianisation of Norwich City Centre.[close]Spoiler alertEmma Sidi's characters are a good example. I love Sidi, and am so happy Coogan is giving her this platform in front of massive crowds. The inspirational speaker especially was really funny, and the crowd loved it, which was nice as it is a risk for a different character to take spotlight when everyone has turned out to see the DAN! DAN! DAN! guy. But her bits did seem to whiz by; they escalated quick and then ended. I wish she'd gotten to do more, and had some of the story stuff built a bit more. The big revelation of what the show was all about felt a bit random from that character.[close]So much to love though. Spoiler alertThe Hamilton-inspired opener. The Seldom tributes. Alan's Irish lookalike delighting in making him repeatedly join in the musical instrument playing.[close]I also admired how truly fucking weird loads of it was. There was a lot of crowdpleasing stuff, but also plenty of stuff that was just mad as fuck and to hell with it. It was really well staged as well, with the screens enhancing and enabling a lot of jokes.The Cardiff-specific stuff, as far as I can remember (spoilered especially because there are two more nights here) were Spoiler alertmainly name references - built this city on Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Aled Jones, all the Joneses, and Rob Brydon. If there was a big gag outside of that the I missed it or have forgotten it. On top of the jokes that others have referenced as being made about other cities too (the stuck in the past gag, and Alan telling his younger self he's in Cardiff: "Do you live in Cardiff?" "God no!"), Wales seemed to come up as a reference quite a lot throughout, for example being where Alan's friend was taking his caravan. That may just be the same in every show though.[close]Perfectly pitched show, I think. Spot-on for the size of the venues. Just properly fun and breathless in its gagrate. I was nervous about the audience, but it was a great atmosphere.
Quote from: JamesTC on May 20, 2022, 12:51:47 PMHe left This Time at the end of Series 2 in a relatively healthy position, career wise.
QuoteThe waiter arrives. I order the beef burger, described on the menu as the "ham" burger [sic]. Coogan orders the plant-based burger. Is this a metaphor for Coogan's attempts to look like something he's not? I ask him why he doesn't order the beef burger, which is the same price and nicer.
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