MotherFatherB*llocks

RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,476 ✭✭✭
edited 6 April 2019, 11:42AM in Discussion
Anybody else bailed out of this series, or had the wit not to start watching it at all?

I suppose we should have been alerted by it being on BBC2, despite the presence of megastar Richard “Pretty Woman” Gere.

But it’s all over the place, in both tone and execution; the dialogue is awful, stilted and not how people speak at all, and it manages simultaneously not to seem to know where it’s going, and yet be telegraphing its ending.

I guess it knows where it’s going, but doesn’t seem to have much idea how to get there.

So; some programmes go nowhere fast, but this one is going nowhere interminably slowly.

Enough! And back to Norskov, an unexpected gem from Walter Presents.
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  • Rob PRob P Member Posts: 77
    Thanks, I reckon you've saved me a few hours there... I have been recording this, but not yet started watching. I'm yet to hear any positive reviews of this series.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,161 ✭✭✭
    Too much TV, too little time. I gave up on it after about 20 minutes and you have not persuaded me to resume. The latest Line of Duty takes precedence over all else on at the moment.
  • Stevef_fr8ysStevef_fr8ys Member, Super User Posts: 409 ✭✭
    Well, we quite enjoyed it.
    Maybe watching the first 7 episodes over 2 days helped, and last nights episode leaves it open for a second series.
  • NewfyNewfy Member Posts: 55
    Latest 'Line of Duty' aint exactly a shining light for plot, storyline execution & continuity, credibility or dialogue coherence !
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,476 ✭✭✭
    edited 25 April 2019, 9:15AM
    Well, we quite enjoyed it.
    Maybe watching the first 7 episodes over 2 days helped, and last nights episode leaves it open for a second series.
    Chacun à son goût, of course, and bingewatching might indeed make the glacial look like flowing.

    But David Butcher, writing in the Radio Times, nails it for me:-



    I might be tempted to put ‘in’ before ‘glorious’, though  :p
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  • jimbjimb Member, Super User Posts: 1,277 ✭✭✭
    To be precise: chacun à son goût   :p
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,476 ✭✭✭
    Newfy said:
    Latest 'Line of Duty' aint exactly a shining light for plot, storyline execution & continuity, credibility or dialogue coherence !
    Everything Jed Mercurio writes takes place in an alternate hyper-reality, curiously like, yet curiously unlike, the one we inhabit.

    Once you grasp that it’s Blade Runner without the CGI, sort of, you can watch it for what it is.

    Like MotherFatherSon, it’s boll*cks, but it’s exciting boll*cks  :p
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  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,476 ✭✭✭
    jimb said:
    To be precise: chacun à son goût   :p
    But that’s what I will have said, by now  :D

    To be super-precise, it ought to be ‘à chacun son goût’, but it got batted off course by Strauss  :p
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  • GoodbyeGoodbye Time out Posts: 336
    Line of duty CGI UCOs OCGs LOL.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,476 ✭✭✭
    edited 25 April 2019, 9:30AM
    Goodbye said:
    Line of duty CGI UCOs OCGs LOL.
    TLAs  B)

    Is WWW the only TLA that is longer to say than what it stands for? 
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  • NewfyNewfy Member Posts: 55
    keep applying the Oinkment chaps !

  • GoodbyeGoodbye Time out Posts: 336
    Isn't oinkment what you give to a sore pig.
  • Tim CTim C Member, Super User Posts: 528 ✭✭
    Started watching MotherFatherSon last night with the wife.
    Well we got just 48minutes into episode 1 when the "c" word came out. Not really a fan of that word and the wife abhors it. So series deleted.
    Would probably continued if it had been episode 5 or so when commited to the series but not in the first episode.
    I do get disappointed with the BBC sometimes when they want to push the boundaries of decency, don't really notice ITV doing the same.
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