Officially getting tired of Outnumbered

(30 Posts)
fartmeistergeneral Thu 27-Feb-14 18:17:16

Last night's episode was just a bit irritating. The way Sue kept phoning/texting/getting involved - and the scenes with Karen and the head teacher were ridiculous. The HT was horrifically patronising. I know it's a comedy and always a bit exaggerated, but I usually enjoy it and recognise aspects of our lives - this was just a bit grrr...

CharlesRyder Thu 27-Feb-14 18:24:46

I used to really like Karen, now I just want to give her a good shake and cut her fringe.

fartmeistergeneral Thu 27-Feb-14 18:27:38

Just realised there's another Outnumbered thread so posted on that.

Yes, want to give that fringe a good cut. She doesn't do much for me now that she's older. Ben is better older than younger (so annoying) and Jake has always been a bit meh. I do admire his curly quiff though.

letsgotostonehenge Thu 27-Feb-14 19:06:50

don't watch it then !!!! hmm

AtiaoftheJulii Thu 27-Feb-14 21:27:10

The "it's illegal to leave an 11 year old or a 13 year old at home by themselves" pissed me off.

JeanSeberg Thu 27-Feb-14 21:29:51

They should have left it once they grew up.

Ben is definitely the best, hopefully he will have a successful acting career ahead of him. I've seen him interviewed a couple of times too and he comes across well, very down to earth.

Floggingmolly Thu 27-Feb-14 21:31:09

Yes, it's gone off the boil alright, sadly. The last episode was ridiculous; all centred round Pete bumbling around like something from an irritating French farce.
Shame, really.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 27-Feb-14 23:22:05

We were very excited ad the cafe Ben was in was our local one!

We love it in this house, it's all the subtle humour that is so funny just as it is with teens in the house in real life.

Dh and I have many days with hurried conversations at work trying to organise thingsgrin

Floggingmolly Thu 27-Feb-14 23:24:24

Was it really in Ealing, Dame? They kept mentioning Ealing last night, I thought it was set in Wandsworth...

Twinklestein Thu 27-Feb-14 23:24:49

I actually prefer it now the children are older, I find them less annoying.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 28-Feb-14 08:21:48

It was Streatham common not Ealingsmile

Twinklestein Fri 28-Feb-14 12:29:15

Set in Ealing, filmed in Wandsworth apparently.

impty Fri 28-Feb-14 12:34:03

We've always enjoyed it. Having children the same age has helped. We used to watch it whilst the kids were in bed, now we watch it together. The kids laugh at the parents, we laugh at the kids. We all laugh at how familar the arguments are....I think its very well observed.

I went into dd2's room today and spotted a new poster on her wall.....Tyer Drew Honey!

LordPalmerston Sun 02-Mar-14 07:54:38

The wife is just a fricken old nag

LordPalmerston Sun 02-Mar-14 07:55:11

You know he's the son of porn stars? Tiger thing? Betty interesting childhood I bet

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 02-Mar-14 10:26:04

Imagine your Dad being Ben Dovergrin

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 02-Mar-14 10:31:43

The illegal to leave an 11 year old comment irritated me too. It's NOT!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 02-Mar-14 10:40:09

Dh said 'fucking hell,IS it illegal?'confused grin

Sparklingbrook Sun 02-Mar-14 10:42:58

I like it more this time around. I have a 14 year old and a 12 year old. The texting/phone thing while irritating is actually what it's like.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 02-Mar-14 14:40:44

That scene round the table when they all left Sue talking to herself is EXACTLY what it's like with teens in the housegrin

MrsBungle Sun 02-Mar-14 14:43:02

I agree. I really like the earlier series, this one is not that funny. I do like Ben, though.

WhoWasThatMaskedWoman Sun 02-Mar-14 14:43:51

It's not illegal to leave an 11 year old, but loads of people (eg on MN threads) assume it is, so unless it was a cop saying it, it's not an unrealistic thing to say.

Helpyourself Sun 02-Mar-14 14:48:10

This episode was unbearable- too true to life chez help; wer're constantly bickering about Oyster cards, phones, house keys and schedules. The one before with the Aussie au-pair/ guest was very good though.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 02-Mar-14 14:59:34

Teens aren't that funny though, not like when they were toddlers and they made you cackle every 5 mins, teens make you till your eyes and the are frustrating.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 02-Mar-14 15:49:27

Roll your eyes

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