This Time with Alan Partridge - yay or nay?

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This Time with Alan Partridge - yay or nay?

Postby Powehi » 27 Feb 2019, 12:52

Couple of excellent moments - the seals and the going to the toilet - but that was about it. all in all, a bit reminiscent of
the initial chat show format but not as funny

Unless they start exapanding out into areas like script read throughs and pre-pro meetings, it's very hard to see them sustaining the live in the studio format for six half-hour episodes

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge - yay or nay?

Postby The Modernist » 27 Feb 2019, 13:13

Haven't seen it yet, I've almost been put off by that annoying trailer that BBC have been showing incessantly.
The Guardian gave it a five star review, but most of the comments underneath agreed with you. I think I'd put more trust in the comments.
I've been getting bored of the character anyway, the last series wasn't that good and the film was dreadful.

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge - yay or nay?

Postby Samoan » 27 Feb 2019, 18:16

It's on my To Watch list. I missed it somehow and IPlayer's acting up right now...

I like the character a lot, in fact I was half thinking of entering Roachford's Cuddly Toy in my BCB 80s Cup list just for larks with the Alanised foglamps version but thought it might not be eligible.


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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge - yay or nay?

Postby borofan » 05 Mar 2019, 19:24

Got into its stride this week. Partridge has the rare gift of making you laugh and squirm simultaneously.
We're usually skipping around the function room in our long-johns by now...

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge - yay or nay?

Postby Deebank » 09 Mar 2019, 16:33

I love how much Lynn is loving Alan being back on the BBC. I bet she’s in the Travelodge while AP is in the Hilton.
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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge - yay or nay?

Postby Neil Jung » 11 Mar 2019, 11:32

No, it was poor, both episodes. He needs to be barely competent with occasional huge gaffs, not completely useless all the time. It just doesn’t ring true if he’s THAT bad.
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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge - yay or nay?

Postby Powehi » 11 Mar 2019, 11:41

Neil Jung wrote:No, it was poor, both episodes. He needs to be barely competent with occasional huge gaffs, not completely useless all the time. It just doesn’t ring true if he’s THAT bad.


From previews of tonight's show, it seems that they're moving out of the Later Live studio. Hopefully this will give Coogan et al more scope as episodes one and two have been very underwhelming on the laughter front.

Also be great if the move away from the rigid LL studio-bound setting means we'll see/hear more of the always wonderful Felicity Montague whose perennially put up Lynn has barely featured thus far.