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AIBU re Miranda?

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CocacolaMum Wed 13-Nov-13 15:16:44

I was watching her on TV today talking about her maracattack fitness dvd. found here

Clearly she did this for a laugh (ish I am sure the money helped) but I am actually thinking that of all the dvds THIS is the one I am most likely to want to put on and join in with BECAUSE it was done as a bit of fun. AIBU to buy this dvd and lose 5stone and then be all fabulous (and probably meet Miranda who will want to be my best friend?)


SauceForTheGander Thu 14-Nov-13 19:03:34

I like the person Miranda. She seems really nice. But her series was not funny. The same thing happened week in week out. DH was howling with laughter wiping away the tears while I looked at him like this hmm

Same goes for Sarah Millican. Her original stand up routine had funny bits. Her chat show is getting awkward.

phantomnamechanger Thu 14-Nov-13 18:56:19

Miranda is very funny and very clever, she comes across as natural and doing what she loves, there is nothing wrong with a bit of gentle harmless mainly clean humour. I love her looks and asides to camera inspired by the wonderful Eric Morecambe. Excellent casting of Stevie and Mum too. Such fun!

UsedToBeNDP Thu 14-Nov-13 18:31:30

Sorry, Davis

UsedToBeNDP Thu 14-Nov-13 18:31:09

Julia Davies is a genius, GetOrf

GetOrfGetStuffed Thu 14-Nov-13 11:35:44

I find it exasperating that safe, middle of the road gentle comedy like Miranda gets a prime time spot and is lauded as some kind of saviour by the bbc, yet Julia Davis who is genuinely an innovative comedian was shunted to BBC2 after years of successful comedy, and her last series for the BBC was cancelled.

CuChullain Thu 14-Nov-13 09:02:22

Never found her funny, ever, but I have never been a fan of that slap-stick style of humour either. She is seen as 'safe' by BBC execs so will be rolled out again and again.

BeckAndCall Thu 14-Nov-13 06:31:18

She is, what I call, hilarious.

Love her shows ( but cringe at about 20%) and I really like her as a person when she's interviewed - the kind of person you'd just want to be friends with in real life.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Thu 14-Nov-13 06:28:15

she is awful. And has a show becsuse she is another Footlights alumni.(soggy chips anyone? )

midnightinmoscow Thu 14-Nov-13 06:06:36

She makes me want to put my head down the toilet and flush it repeatedly n

love Miranda. Especially in Call The Midwife.

applecrumbleandcream Thu 14-Nov-13 00:41:26

She's brilliant. So funny and a fantastic writer and actress nerr !! grin

GetOrfGetStuffed Thu 14-Nov-13 00:22:29

I am 6 feet tall and a clumsy tool but I find her dismally unfunny. It is really old fashioned BBC comedy and I just don't get it. People love her though. I find her slightly more tolerable than the awfully arch Sarah Millican.

I just think Miranda is oh lawks, I just fell over.

And then I cringe to death.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Thu 14-Nov-13 00:13:24

Not going to get the DVD but I love her. Luckily so do the people I work with, my DH and my DSs.

Uncle Bryn from G&S is based on a real person - told by a close and reliable source.

Snowbility Wed 13-Nov-13 23:40:26

The book is pretty awful but my 10 year olds love her and giggle while they she'll do.

BringMeTea Wed 13-Nov-13 23:31:10

Nope. Don't get it. And the book. My God. I did finish it. I kept waiting for it to become serious or sincere or sensible. It is a very odd mishmash of autobiography and Jackie meets Mallory Towers. I cannot fathom what the publishers were aiming for. My DP's 11 year old niece 'read' it. Clearly not aimed at her yet written in a child like style. Weird. And not in a good way.

Ludoole Wed 13-Nov-13 23:26:00

I think Miranda is brilliant.
I so want to dress up as Wheres Wally? and hide in a shopping complex! grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Wed 13-Nov-13 23:03:57

Oh I'm so tall and clumsy and look like bloke

That's just spiteful.

I like her a lot, my kids like her, and I know lots of other people (yes, in real life) who like her too.

Sue me <shrugs>

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 13-Nov-13 22:57:54

mama balls! I do like Blackadder. However it was all Mr Bean when I was a kid, hated it. It's always my first point of reference with Rowan Atkinson.

mamapants Wed 13-Nov-13 19:52:12

I agree with alis list except for Bryn from Gavin and Stacey and Rowan Atkinson, who doesn't love Blackadder?!

mamapants Wed 13-Nov-13 19:49:17

Am only 5ft1 and I love her too teasel
I think she's the opposite of trying too hard though, she doesn't take herself seriously and its all just a bit daft. Sometimes its too silly and misses but in general she's funny and very likeable.

loveliesbleeding1 Wed 13-Nov-13 19:45:51

I do like miranda, but to be honest I watch for gary.That's what I thought everyone was doingblush

hermioneweasley Wed 13-Nov-13 19:44:01

I think she's brilliant. DW doesn't get it at all!

teaselweasel Wed 13-Nov-13 19:43:13

Asked mother if she'd like the new Miranda DVD for Xmas. She's v excited and can't wait to get her maracas out.

dementedma Wed 13-Nov-13 19:43:08

I think shes very funny

teaselweasel Wed 13-Nov-13 19:39:07

I think it helps to be 5ft 11 and built like an ox to really get Miranda. Me an my mum know exactly where she's coming from..

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