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A Touch of Cloth

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limitedperiodonly Mon 27-Aug-12 18:48:28

Unlike Charlie Brooker I'm not one for convoluted TV reviews, so I'm just going to say: 'It was shit, wasn't it?'

dazzlingdeborahrose Mon 27-Aug-12 19:00:50

It really was. I'm not going to bother with the rest of it.

griphook Mon 27-Aug-12 20:14:01

It was shit, wasn't it?'

Oooh are you being ironic? Hehe

TrinityRhino Mon 27-Aug-12 20:15:56

we tried it
one or two weak laughs at the beginning

but yes, shit

OddBoots Mon 27-Aug-12 20:17:22

Oh, I loved it, I have it recorded to watch again for the more subtle things.

limitedperiodonly Mon 27-Aug-12 21:11:57

I must have missed the subtle bits

OddBoots Mon 27-Aug-12 21:17:04

It had some very clever 'Airplane' stuff to it and some visual jokes in the background.

Oblomov Mon 27-Aug-12 22:01:46

Watched both 1 and 2 tonight.
Knew it was based on aeroplane, becasue had watched the show about how it was made.
Dh and I agreed to watch it again, because a bit like wallace and grommit, it needs a few viewings to pick up on all the funny bits.
saying that, I thought it was good, funny, but maybe not quite as funny as I was expecting.

cardibach Tue 28-Aug-12 14:57:43

Tried to watch on Sky+ this morning. I lasted about 10 mins before deleting it (did the same with Hunderby). It was, as you say, shit. THe level and type of humour you usually find in a poor SIxth Form Review. Not clever, not even worthy of a smile. WHat a disappointment.

limitedperiodonly Tue 28-Aug-12 15:22:26

It could have done with a stern editor before and after filming. Far too long and stuffed with feeble jokes that detracted from things that were good.

Someone should have also been on hand to tell Brooker that he's not the only one to have noticed that crime dramas are cliched. Or to think it's clever to reference other programmes for no particularly good reason except to show he watches a lot of TV.

But no one dares say, which is a shame. He's not the only precious control freak who ruins his own work because he's in love with his own jokes.

Terry Gilliam's another one.

picnicbasketcase Tue 28-Aug-12 15:52:53

I loved it. I have a very silly sense of humour grin

DuelingFanjo Tue 28-Aug-12 15:54:27

I just groaned through it, all the cloth jokes got a bit annoying.

Much prefer Bad Education.

axure Tue 28-Aug-12 16:42:01

Yes it was pretty crap, agree Bad Education is much better.

limitedperiodonly Tue 28-Aug-12 18:56:35

Bad Education? What's that? Can I still catch it?

I saw half of Hunderby and had to pause it because work has intruded.

I think it's okay. Will give it more time

Ellellie Tue 28-Aug-12 21:39:22

DP is sat next to me on the sofa pissing himself laughing...

He hasn't laughed this much since the "eggs box 360" joke at Christmas.

Let me be the first to say "Leave the bastard!"

SinisterBuggyMonth Tue 28-Aug-12 23:05:25

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lissielou Tue 28-Aug-12 23:09:15

I thought it was trying a bit too hard.

toldmywrath Fri 31-Aug-12 19:08:22

Load of pants.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 31-Aug-12 19:36:26

just started watching this - havnt read most of the comments as dont want it ruined if plot is revealed - but from the first few no one liked it sad

but so far enjoying the cheesiness grin but then again i love airplane and naked gun

Mrsjay Fri 31-Aug-12 23:05:04

we recorded the second episode I was meh the first was funnier but i did grin lots and I have a bit of a crush on john Hannah not seen him on tv for a while

LindyHemming Sat 01-Sep-12 19:21:01

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Blondeshavemorefun Sat 08-Sep-12 15:25:05

finally watched part 2 and was easy watching - ligh hearted comedy and much needed smile

FelicitywasSarca Sat 08-Sep-12 15:32:21

I like it too. It's clever, but makes you think it's not iyswim. That sort of TV is really hard to make. It's got obvious jokes, subtle jokes, surprises and bits you can predict. Love it.

Bad Education- like as well. But it's not anywhere near as clever. And is much more indulgent of jack Whitehall than cloth is of Brooker IMHO.

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