The Royle Family

(17 Posts)
Agggghast Sat 16-Aug-14 00:23:47

Watching The Royle Family on TV, it is the final episode when Nana dies. AIBU to think this is probably the best example of how families really interact/show love ever shown on TV.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 16-Aug-14 00:24:55

Its a beautiful episode.

What is awful is that it isnt the final episode and they went on to make at least two more Christmas Specials which were heinous.

It should have been the finale.

Nancyclancy Sat 16-Aug-14 00:29:09

I'm watching it too, I love it. They are a true family.

Agggghast Sat 16-Aug-14 00:32:56

Beautifully written, perfectly acted, just raw, realistic emotion.

PenisesAreNotPink Sat 16-Aug-14 00:34:22

It has some touching moments but they are awful workshy, useless, losers. Not to mention how much of a pig Jim is to his lovely wife.

yellowtaxi Sat 16-Aug-14 00:37:46

Agreed :-) What I love about the Royle Family is how 'natural' it feels- it is almost as if you genuinely have put the camera into a real family's living room for half an hour. DP hates it as he says there are no jokes in it but that is why it is so good imo- it doesn't need obvious jokes to be funny. The scene when Barbara is curling Nana's hair always makes me laugh with "Don't do it so curly this time Barbara, last time I looked just like Jeremy Clarkson" and then cry minutes later when she is saying thank you that she never had to go into a home sad Such a shame the show changed direction after this- the most recent special in particular was dreadful and barely recognizable as the same show as the original series.

Agggghast Sat 16-Aug-14 00:39:50

Yes I had fortunately forgotten about that terrible sofa and turkey episode!

Wetthemogwai Sat 16-Aug-14 00:41:31

I loved the turkey episode!

'Cuppa soup with a twist...it's in a bowl!'

Agggghast Sat 16-Aug-14 00:43:59

But not on the same level as ' The Queen of Sheba' .

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Sat 16-Aug-14 00:46:13

I loved that episode. I sobbed so much.

Wetthemogwai Sat 16-Aug-14 00:54:40

Oh not even close! But still very funny even with a completely different tone

I HATED the caravan episode and the last Xmas episode. Absolute rubbish and I was so disappointed sad

It should be left alone now, so we can revel in the brilliant early episodes

Whiskwarrior Sat 16-Aug-14 01:02:11

I had to stop watching The Royale Family after Denise had baby David. I felt really uncomfortable at the way they were all so lazily neglectful of him.

I tried it again another time, when Nana was living with them and they'd just left her catheter bag to fill right up. That made me cry and not in a good way.

It's a shame because I thought it was fantastic up until then. My youngest brother is still Anthony!

Andallmyhopeisgone Sat 16-Aug-14 01:09:32

Oh I used to love this, it was hilarious! Not seen that episode, I didn't even realise there were more episodes after the Denise giving birth one shock

Bettercallsaul1 Sat 16-Aug-14 01:39:51

Yes, I got very emotional over The Queen of Sheba too - it's very affecting when a comedy suddenly turns heartbreaking. Another example is the very last scene of Blackadder, where all the characters go "over the top" to certain death, and instead of the usual music playing the series out, the screen fills with poppies.

dancestomyowntune Sat 16-Aug-14 09:13:46

i agree the "Queen of Sheba" episode was heartbreaking. and the final blackadder. both get me every time.

SlowRedCar Sat 16-Aug-14 09:18:05

Delboy after Rodney's wedding reception finished. Empty hall, guests all leaving for home, bar staff collecting glasses. Delboy takes and holds the little bride & groom thing from the top of the cake. Chokes me up every time.

BlueThursday Sat 16-Aug-14 09:26:12

Queen of Sheba is just perfect I love it despite knowing I'll be sobbing.

Agree the later specials are awful it's like they have completely changed character.

Another good moment in Only Fools is before Rodney gets married when Del has been beaten up so that Rodney can have the money he was promised.

Kind of puts all the things Del had done to one side.

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