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The Syndicate

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SashaSashays Tue 19-Mar-13 18:52:24

Series 2 starts again tonight, I quite enjoyed the first lot so will probably tune in.

Anyone else?

I'm trying to remember how it was all left before, hope they do a 'previously' and don't just jump straight in.

BOEUF Tue 19-Mar-13 18:53:56

Ooh great, thanks for the reminder. I enjoyed it last time. Will it continue the same story, or will it be a new syndicate situation?

cocolepew Tue 19-Mar-13 18:54:03

Its a different group of people this time.

MrsJREwing Tue 19-Mar-13 18:57:05

I will be watching.

QueenOfCats Tue 19-Mar-13 19:00:24

I've been waiting for this to come on!

Loved the first series smile

SashaSashays Tue 19-Mar-13 19:10:40

Tats good, new story lines instead of trying to remember the old ones.

It clashes with 16 kids and counting sad will have to record and watch at 10:00

foxrivereight Tue 19-Mar-13 21:32:18

Who's the blonde that knocked the door and shouted that they had won ? I can't place her but know I've seen her in something before !

BOEUF Tue 19-Mar-13 21:44:52

This is brilliant grin. Love the stalking scene in the cafe.

foxrivereight Tue 19-Mar-13 21:50:16

I'm really getting into it ! I never watched the first one wish I had now !

BOEUF Tue 19-Mar-13 21:58:35

The acting is so good.

greencolorpack Tue 19-Mar-13 22:01:36

Loved this! It's a bit gritty BAFTA, a bit "cast of the Full Monty" but it was excellent. What are the chances I will remember to watch next Friday??

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 19-Mar-13 22:04:15

I love The Syndicate - had to tape it as was still at work

cocolepew Tue 19-Mar-13 22:08:08

That was great!

magentastardust Tue 19-Mar-13 22:44:26

Loved it that Denise from series 1 was in it!

Bakingnovice Tue 19-Mar-13 22:46:22

It was good. They drafted in the entire cast of fat friends apart from James corden.

BOEUF Tue 19-Mar-13 22:52:27

Did Kaye Mellor write this one again?

TheSecondComing Tue 19-Mar-13 22:53:28

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Horsemad Tue 19-Mar-13 23:07:31

Really enjoyed it!

SashaSashays Wed 20-Mar-13 00:52:53

Foxriver, the blonde was in The Bill for a while I think.

I quite enjoyed it. It wasn't as good as I hoped.

youfhearted Wed 20-Mar-13 09:40:00

no, it was a bit annoying. and what would you do if the first member who chose most of the numbers backed out, wouldn't you at least give something.
and the horrible husband of the nurse really upset me.

Horsemad Wed 20-Mar-13 10:15:19

Ah but youf, money does funny things to people!

GeorgiePorgiePudding Wed 20-Mar-13 10:20:20

I really enjoyed it and thought the acting was great, although I'm really not a fan of Alison Steadman. Also loved Denise from last year being in it, I actually love her so much.

The nurse really reminds me of my MIL with a lazy piggish husband (although FIL isn't violent) and an ungrateful, spoilt daughter.

What's the consensus on Helen, the one who left the syndicate?

My view was that if she hadn't assumed she'd get money, was congratulatory and nice to everyone, I'd have given her £100,000 and hoped the rest of the group did the same. Being the mardy, spoilt cow that she was, I think I'd take great pleasure in not giving her anything.

SashaSashays Wed 20-Mar-13 10:31:43

The Helen storyline made me find it hard to like most of the other characters, how they decided before they even had the ticket or she had said anything awful, that she wouldn't be included was awful. If they've each won £14 million I think they should have given her £500,000 each, thats £2.5 in total, if she was clever with it she could give up work on that.

I'm not sure but I remember reading about something in the paper maybe a year ago. A syndicate had won, and a woman (I think the only woman) had left 6 weeks before but had paid into it for years previously and they refused to include her but a few said they would give her some money.

DorcasDelIcatessen Wed 20-Mar-13 11:10:05

I thought the way she showed up saying "We've won!" and then searching for the ticket was very presumptious. I get the feeling she's not a nice person but has some kind of hold over the dark haired one (maybe seen her stealing pills?) which is why she was reluctant to stand up to her and tell her to naff off. The other members didn't seem particular guilt stricken either. She was certainly nasty to them which isn't the smartest thing to do if you want a share of the winnings. I'm sorry but you can't just claim you're a winner if you haven't paid in. The members have to decide and if it goes against you then tough luck. Remember last year when one lad forgot his stake that week and they all had to vote on whether he was included or not? Same thing except he was still a proper member who accidentally forgot to pay and not someone who purposely backed out months before. I once went to bingo without my mum and I won £1200 (normally we went halves on any winnings). The next time I saw her I gave her £600. She was thrilled. One time she went and won £500 and gave me nothing. I was gutted but meh. I can't tell someone to give me some of their winnings if they don't want to. It certainly made me less generous.

GeorgiePorgiePudding Wed 20-Mar-13 11:53:18

Dorcas Ooooh, I like your theory about her having hold of the dark haired nurse- could be very true.
And I agree, I think stuff will come out about her (Helen, the blond one that is) being a nasty piece of work, which is why no-one felt awful about her not getting anything. Also, yes, that was exactly my thinking that it was very presumptuous of her to start shouting 'WE won' when she knew full well that she'd left the syndicate months before. Hence why I'd take great pleasure in not giving her a penny.

New series makes me wonder what I'd spend £14 million on if my work syndicate won....

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