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Caught up with this last night.  It's fucking great telly. Just as good as Mr In-between but the literal opposite of it. 

 

Me and the better half have discovered we love Roy Kent cos that's how we generally are with most people. 

 

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On 19/03/2022 at 00:41, Spacehost said:

Roy Kent is the best character on TV. I want him to turn up in Better Call Saul. I want him to show up floating about in The Expanse. Just give us more Roy Kent.


Also Bridgerton, turning up at the country house.

And Severance, dropping down the lift.

and Only Murders in the Building, owning an apartment…

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Late to the game, match, practice, play-offs with this one but fuck me its fantastic. I'm about 8 episodes into season 2 and while I do understand the general disappointment with Season 2 its still as good if not better than anything else like it at the moment. Roy Fucking Kent needs his own show, movie, talk show, clothing line, everything. The character and Brett Goldstein playing him are as important for me now as Johnny Lawrence in Cobra Kai. His relationships with people, specifically his niece Phoebe and then how things develop with Keeley are outstanding.

 

Then there is Nate. I completely get what they are doing with him but its the only arc in the entire show that doesn't feel as perfectly measured as everything else. The dark moments sometimes land with a crushing sadness and its hard to feel sorry for him now. Like when...

 

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Beard has that great moment appearing in his office telling him to stop being a cunt and then after what felt like an excellent heart felt apology he goes worse than ever bullying the weakest person he can find and doing so where nobody can see him. Its taken him to a place where its hard justify his actions any longer and he has become a really evil little man. Maybe that was always there and that's the point of it, but in a show surrounded by uplifting moments, love and self-awareness it feels like Nate has been taken beyond even this shows powers of redemption.

 

I hope I'm wrong and it all comes together because everything else is just beautiful. Ted lasso is life.... and death.... and sometimes Ted Lasso is just Ted Lasso :) 

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22 hours ago, MardiganX said:

Late to the game, match, practice, play-offs with this one but fuck me its fantastic. I'm about 8 episodes into season 2 and while I do understand the general disappointment with Season 2 its still as good if not better than anything else like it at the moment. Roy Fucking Kent needs his own show, movie, talk show, clothing line, everything. The character and Brett Goldstein playing him are as important for me now as Johnny Lawrence in Cobra Kai. His relationships with people, specifically his niece Phoebe and then how things develop with Keeley are outstanding.

 

Then there is Nate. I completely get what they are doing with him but its the only arc in the entire show that doesn't feel as perfectly measured as everything else. The dark moments sometimes land with a crushing sadness and its hard to feel sorry for him now. Like when...

 

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Beard has that great moment appearing in his office telling him to stop being a cunt and then after what felt like an excellent heart felt apology he goes worse than ever bullying the weakest person he can find and doing so where nobody can see him. Its taken him to a place where its hard justify his actions any longer and he has become a really evil little man. Maybe that was always there and that's the point of it, but in a show surrounded by uplifting moments, love and self-awareness it feels like Nate has been taken beyond even this shows powers of redemption.

 

I hope I'm wrong and it all comes together because everything else is just beautiful. Ted lasso is life.... and death.... and sometimes Ted Lasso is just Ted Lasso :) 

 

See I think, that a show this positive and good means that when

 

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They inevitably redeem Nate, it'll work. Yes he's irredeemable, but thats for us the viewers, and the show will show us the value of being better. The show's been great at showing where Nate's rotten core comes from, and it'll work him through it. I've no doubt.  Look at Keeley's ex, whathisface, he's come so far. 

 

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Another couple done last night but I'm going to have to watch 'Beards night out' again as was falling asleep during it and that was not fair to the great man! But a particular moment in an earlier episode absolutely slayed me. Like proper bubbling....

 

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When Roy hugs Jamie after he punches his Dad. Its handled perfectly and just felt so earned and real. This season is definitely a lot more about the relationships and the things all these characters are struggling with rather than the humour being front and centre, but its always excellent.

 

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On 20/04/2022 at 10:26, MardiganX said:

Another couple done last night but I'm going to have to watch 'Beards night out' again as was falling asleep during it and that was not fair to the great man! But a particular moment in an earlier episode absolutely slayed me. Like proper bubbling....

 

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When Roy hugs Jamie after he punches his Dad. Its handled perfectly and just felt so earned and real. This season is definitely a lot more about the relationships and the things all these characters are struggling with rather than the humour being front and centre, but its always excellent.

 

 

I imagine watching Beard's night out whilst falling asleep would be akin to having some kind of mad acid dream

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On 20/04/2022 at 09:43, Gotters said:

Brett Goldstein has made it big, he's on Sesame St, of course the letter of the day kiddywinks is 'F' (for fairness, not fuuuuuuuuck).

 

 


If you replace the word “fair” with fuck it almost works…especially when Cookie Monster goes “me not just Cookie Monster, me also fuck monster”. 

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On 19/03/2022 at 00:41, Spacehost said:

Roy Kent is the best character on TV. I want him to turn up in Better Call Saul. I want him to show up floating about in The Expanse. Just give us more Roy Kent.

 

On 27/03/2022 at 16:03, footle said:


Also Bridgerton, turning up at the country house.

And Severance, dropping down the lift.

and Only Murders in the Building, owning an apartment…


Roy Kent in the (cross-thread spoiler)

 

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MCU!!!

 

We’ve just binged both seasons. We were only about three eps in when we went to see Thor L&T, and I was like, “Heh - looks like the guy from that football thing we’re watching.”  

 

My mind was yet further blown when I realised it was the same guy whose film podcast I’d listened to a few times. 


 

 

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On 25/04/2022 at 09:19, Doctor Shark said:


If you replace the word “fair” with fuck it almost works…especially when Cookie Monster goes “me not just Cookie Monster, me also fuck monster”. 

Yes yes, we all know the Cookie Monster is an absolute sex machine.

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Season 1 of this was decent, but season 2 is fucking woeful. Incredibly irritating viewing if you are at all into football, live in London, and/or are British. The sort of comedy an American would write if they had spent half a year studying here once in their early twenties. Amazed it has won Emmys.

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Just watched both seasons over a few days after getting Apple TV with my PS5. It’s fucking brilliant and while I think there’s a lot more sentimentality in season 2 the payoffs are far better. Yes, it has that hallmark American view of Britain and yes the show transitions quite a bit in season 2, but it’s still the best thing I’ve seen on TV for ages and I can’t stand footy. Roll on Season 3.

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Just finished it and loved it!  I did think 

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Nate's character went a bit too far at points when it's mainly a sentimental comedy drama, but now they've got a "villain" for Ted to come up against I suppose.

Roll on season 3.

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Six episodes into this and my feelings about it see-saw what seems like every five minutes. Sometimes I really enjoy it, sometimes I find it touching and heartwarming, other times I find it unbearably twee, pat and silly. It's a strange one.

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Finished this last night, really enjoyed it. A tad twee snd sentimental in places but it’s decently written with lots of chemistry amongst the characters. Pretty feel good and uplifting.


The games seem very secondary to me and they aren’t done that well, but they’re there to move the drama and story along. 
 

Looking forward to the next series.

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The acting has been sporadically shit and it's been full of cringeworthy moments from day one. Series 1 was overall well-written and genuinely funny though, series 2 was a total mess and introduced a couple of hugely annoying characters. I'm amazed it's still sweeping awards shows. 

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