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  • Premier Icon stanfree
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    I know It’s been out for ages , but only started watching due to catching a dockumentary on the Mockumentary. Easily one of the best comedies on British TV since It’s inspiration ‘The Office’. Chabuddy G has to be the star of the show with Steve. The film ‘Big In Japan’ seems to have wildly varying reviews from the guardians 2 stars to the Irish times 4 stars.

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    Same here. Totally missed it first time around like I’ve done with pretty much everything. Just watched it from beginning to end on Netflix and it’s excellent. My Mrs hates it.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Loved the series. Can’t imagine the film is anything other than utter garbage, based on experience of other comedy series turned into films.
    Be very happy to be proved wrong though.

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    Mockumentaries are far older than the office!

    Have you never seen spinal tap?!

    Premier Icon stanfree
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    Yup , seen a few in my 50 years. I only used the reference as It is so obviously influenced by ‘The Office’ . Also Martin Freeman was a fan in the documentary. ‘The Rutles’ and ‘CB4’ spring to mind.
    Still it one of the best

    Premier Icon RobHilton
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    Have you never seen spinal tap?!

    That’s a rockumentary 🙂

    Premier Icon oldmanmtb2
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    Spinal Tap is not real! Wanders off to pull my “11” stickers off my Marshall amp.

    Premier Icon grum
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    The making of doc on iPlayer is nice.

    This always puts a smile on my face also

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    Excellent telly. Steves is a great character. Check out Grindah going against General Levy – proper talented

    Premier Icon seadog101
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    Fantastic show.
    This Country if you want a very different, but similar fodder.(?)

    Premier Icon scratch
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    Speed Garage, UK Garage, Garage Garage 🙂

    Watched this a while after it came out a couple of years ago, love the obsession with the Garage era as it brings back some fun uni memories. It’s really well done by Ash Atalla, there’s one really sad scene I found just really grim in a normal way, not something you’d usually see in a comedy show.

    I’ll leave the film!

    Premier Icon razorrazoo
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    The episode where Steves is left to man the station on his own is an absolute classic.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Didn’t realise it was a series, I’d just seen the film trailers! Have to check it out now

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Check out the podcast too, well worth a listen

    Our first house was in Brentford , saw them filming once and they were in character all the time, there’s so much they got right about the place and local yoofs

    Its a strange place, on the Thames a few bits developed but still working boat yards there, hemmed in by M4 A4, the river & Heathrow flightpath above, much posher Isleworth, Kew, Ealing, Chiswick all around, its slowly being gentrified (when we first moved there was a knife amnesty bin outside McDs and the estate agent tried to shoo us away from a drug purchase opposite a house wee were viewing) Still has a whelk & jellied eel stall, terraces and the tower blocks from the series really do dominate and loom over.

    Premier Icon Duggan
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    Yeah I really enjoyed the TV show, will watch the film but like others have said, it’s doubtful it will translate to the big screen very well so will temper my expectations.

    Premier Icon alpin
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    The lost mixtape CD is brilliant….

    Old skool garage with a snippets of comedy throughout.

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    Started watching last night. I need to get over the blatant and over-prevalent copy of The Office style, like ending every sentence with “…. so” with an awkward glance at the camera. Had its moments, though, need to get into it once we’ve finished the excellent Ghosts.

    Premier Icon bridges
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    Brilliant, brilliant comedy. Such a refreshing change from the usual middle class dross served up. Also, This Country. Genius. Such amazingly talented young people.

    The rest are irrelevant.

    Premier Icon andrewreay
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    Saw the film last night and was pleasantly surprised. It feels like a very long episode, which is no bad thing.

    Premier Icon nick1962
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    When irony collides with reality..I’m lubbin it,lubbin it lubbin it

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    @nick1962 that is actually 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 loved it!

    Premier Icon alpin
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    Ones and twos!

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Halfway through S4 and still lovin’ it, lovin’ it, lovin’ it.

    Dunno if I’ll get finished in time for the movie.

    Does it spoil the TV show at all?

    Premier Icon v7fmp
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    bang! lyrical blow to the jaw!

    Utterly brilliant, funny and entertaining!

    Premier Icon binners
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    We decided to watch them all again, and started on series 1 last night. Absolute genius! Will definitely give the film a go

    Welcome to Hounslow…

    Premier Icon andrewreay
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    Does it spoil the TV show at all?

    Was going to say ‘no’, but there is a little bit of ‘suspense’ running through the last series that the film reveals at the outset.

    Don’t think it will ruin your enjoyment too much as it’s not so much the plot or storyline that’s the joy of PJDN.

    But if you can get the series’ wrapped up in time, no bad thing.

    Premier Icon scratch
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    Brilliant, brilliant comedy. Such a refreshing change from the usual middle class dross served up. Also, This Country. Genius. Such amazingly talented young people.

    The rest are irrelevant.

    I went from this to This Country, that has some great moments too, ‘He was peeping in the 60’s, the 70’s…

    Premier Icon razorrazoo
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    I went from this to This Country, that has some great moments too, ‘He was peeping in the 60’s, the 70’s…

    ‘There’s no holes in my crumpets!’

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    Watched the first episode last night and was completely underwhelmed.

    Premier Icon spursn17
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    Watched the first episode last night and was completely underwhelmed.

    I was the same, stick with it, it’s worth it.

    Premier Icon grum
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    Yup. Though I think it does help to have some level of interest in/fondness for that pirate radio UK garage scene. The thing that really makes it work for me is that they clearly genuinely love it, and are actually pretty good.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    It’s great how they underplay so much of it, that’s part of what makes it so good IMO.

    And I dunno if I’ve seen any recognition here for how funny Rochelle’s reactions to the other characters are.

    The episode where Grindah drops his first pill is my fave so far, one of the best TV drug scenes ever.

    Premier Icon stanfree
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    @stevenmenmuir Stick with It , It gets really good.

    The funniest scene I’ve seen so far was when Steve thinks Roche’s baby has reincarnated from his gran. “Is it clearer with the glasses or with out , with or without”.

    Premier Icon binners
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    The thing that really makes it work for me is that they clearly genuinely love it, and are actually pretty good

    Absolutely this.

    Like a lot of great comedy, like Phoenix Nights or the Detectorists, they’re not sneering at it or mocking it, they’re poking fun at it but with a genuine warmth and affection. It’s brilliantly done.

    Premier Icon coconut
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    “I’m a bit like Del Boy… but around here they call me Dhal Boy” 😎

    Premier Icon NYC101009
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    Great Show managed to see it from the start and even though it’s a send up they both definitely have the skills to make it work

    Premier Icon mahalo
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    yeah its absolutey brilliant. lived in Brentford for a while so its cool to spot some the locations…

    my mrs also hates it. she genuinely doesnt get that they are actors and its all scripted!

    Premier Icon binners
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    I have to say that I’ve been pretty impressed with self-effacing humour of the good people of Brentford recently.

    When they justifiably beat Arsenal in their first ever Premier League game, the Brentford fans raucously serenaded the players with the chant “bus stop in Hounslow!! We’re just a bus stop in Hounslow”

    Absolutely brilliant! 😂

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