Big School - anyone watched it?

(38 Posts)
cafenoir Fri 16-Aug-13 21:41:59

Is it just me or was it seriously crap and unfunny with absolutely nothing to say?

Veneto Fri 16-Aug-13 21:43:56

No not just you. Your post has summed up my thoughts perfectly.

difficultpickle Fri 16-Aug-13 21:44:00

It really wasn't at all funny, was it? I kept waiting to laugh but nothing.

KenDoddsDadsDog Chile Fri 16-Aug-13 21:44:49

I was just perving at Gleinster. Even fit in a nylon track suit .

cafenoir Fri 16-Aug-13 22:11:58

Glad it wasn't just me. I just don't understand how anyone (over 9 years old) could have written that script and thought "Yes, totally nailed it. Excellent stuff." It shouldn't have seen the light of day.

Davros England Fri 16-Aug-13 22:36:59

We can only hope it's first episode syndrome. It's got such a good cast but I agree, lame!

SuffolkNWhat Belgium Fri 16-Aug-13 22:39:58

Teachers it ain't. Very, very unfunny.

capitola Fri 16-Aug-13 22:40:03

I watched 17 seconds before I decided it was shite.

mrswimpeydimple Fri 16-Aug-13 22:42:42

What do you expect from David Walliams? He's sooooooo overrated.

Lorelilee Fri 16-Aug-13 23:39:29

I cannot take to Catherine Tate in anything. Ever. Always comes across as SO "aren't I a comedy genius" smug.

Ellenora5 Sat 17-Aug-13 04:03:38

Complete and utter rubbish, not one bit funny, I cringed my way through it, David Walliams is not funny, Catherine Tate stopped being funny years ago, at one point I thought I was watching an outtake of Stella, big Alan and his ex....confused

ComtesseDeFrouFrou Sat 17-Aug-13 04:32:36

Rubbish.

But I feel that way about a lot of sitcoms these days. They all just seem so clunky and deliberate. I'd much rather watch something serious with the occasional flash of clever wit.

hackmum Sat 17-Aug-13 12:01:28

I laughed out loud at all the bits with Frances de la Tour in it. That woman can turn base metal into comedy gold.

But I have to admit that the rest of it was like a poor 70s sitcom, with ruder jokes. Both the David Walliams character and the Philip Glenister character gave me the creeps. I don't like Walliams at the best of times and the Glenister character wasn't just pervy, he was rather sinister.

twistedtoffee Sat 17-Aug-13 12:06:13

Apparently it picks up considerably in the next episode.

I agree last night was a bit lame. It was a mish mash of all previous school comedies - there's always a thick horny gym teacher.

mirry2 Sat 17-Aug-13 12:26:03

I'm surprised. It had terrific reviews

VelvetSpoon Sat 17-Aug-13 12:31:23

I actually thought it was pretty good.

Much better than the god-awful Mrs Brown programme that followed it, which I fail to see any humour in (Loads of people on my fb are always raving about it...no idea why!)

mrswimpeydimple Sat 17-Aug-13 13:03:59

Agree Frances de la Tour was the best bit, she was brilliant in Viscous too.

MexicanHat Sat 17-Aug-13 13:04:54

I enjoyed it enough to give it another go. Laughed a couple of times but it seriously needs to improve.

MexicanHat Sat 17-Aug-13 13:08:27

Agree Velvet - awful programme!!

Gigondas Sat 17-Aug-13 13:18:33

Switched off after 10 minutes as was dire.

LIZS Sat 17-Aug-13 19:51:14

So predictable that ds had the punchlines well in advance. Not sure how it will sustain for the rest of the series.

hackmum Sun 18-Aug-13 10:51:20

"there's always a thick horny gym teacher."

In life, as well as on tv. smile

I found it slow and forced at times, like the bit when she went to get her bag from the car, she didn't have to go through the window she could have just opened the door.

Will see what the next episode is like!

Nancy66 Sun 18-Aug-13 14:02:17

didn't do it for me at all. Very clichéd and 'see the gag coming a mile off'

cafenoir Sun 18-Aug-13 20:24:44

It got absolutely slated in today's Times.

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