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Big School - anyone watched it?

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cafenoir Fri 16-Aug-13 21:41:59

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

NadiaWadia Tue 03-Sep-13 04:23:09

I agree Pixel, I think it is improving. It still could do better, but I have kept watching for the sake of the brilliant cast, and laughed quite a few times at the latest ep.

Pixel Sun 01-Sep-13 00:10:40

Ok, have come to confess it's growing on me blush.

This week I did enjoy the hiding in the car during the 'drugs deal' and arguing over whose school was worst, laughed at "If it's about the trampoline I've no idea how it got on ebay", and also the 'dirty dancing' bit where Mr Church and Miss Postern discussed whether to do 'the lift' and she didn't want to tell him her weight so said she had a lot in her pockets (I intend to steal that line at a future date).

Guess there's no hope for

fussychica Thu 29-Aug-13 19:07:05

They could just show Please Sir! again. At least that seemed fresh & funny at the time.

FannyMcNally Sun 25-Aug-13 14:36:51

Bloody awful. The staff room looked like it was from the 70s sitcom 'Please Sir!' with the same stereotypical characters to match. Won't be watching again.

MissWimpyDimple Sat 24-Aug-13 13:00:04

Yep thought it too. Trying to persevere but it's baaaaad.

littlecrick Sat 24-Aug-13 10:01:19

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JakeBullet Sat 24-Aug-13 09:53:13

Glenister is fab in it....the one saving grace.

Thing is that even Only Fools and Horses got mediocre ratings etc for the first two seasons.

I think that this has got potential to be very long as Glenister stays. grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 24-Aug-13 08:05:34

Even Gleinster couldn't save it for me. Switched over this week.

NadiaWadia Sat 24-Aug-13 05:36:04

Well it was mildly amusing. Very, very mildly. Maybe it will get better.

But what I can't understand is why you often get brilliant actors like Frances de la Tour, Catherine Tate, etc. agreeing to appear in distinctly average stuff like this, and the TV companies agreeing to commission it. The quality of the actors and the quality of the writing do not match up.

Another example is that crime drama Field of Blood(?) set in 80s Scotland that was on a couple of weeks ago. I saw David Morrissey was in it, so thought it must be good, but had to give up watching halfway through the 1st episode.

Surely there are some suitably brilliant writers out there?

TheSkiingGardener Sat 24-Aug-13 00:14:02

Absolutely dire. Bbc comedy only seem to have one format, which is immature grown ups doing things badly with lots of gurning. Pathetic

BackforGood Sat 24-Aug-13 00:02:38

I caught it by accident tonight, doing a bit of channel hopping, but switched over after about 5mins - really dire.

Ellenora5 Fri 23-Aug-13 23:57:27

Well it wasn't any funnier tonight, so I'm done with that now.

fussychica Tue 20-Aug-13 18:44:14

Yet another unfunny British comedy - Big Bang/Parks & Recreation/New Girl/Frasier it ain't.

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

It got absolutely slated in today's Times.

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'

PurpleKittyKnitting Sun 18-Aug-13 13:05:53

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!

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

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

In life, as well as on tv. smile

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.

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

Switched off after 10 minutes as was dire.

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

Agree Velvet - awful programme!!

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.

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

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

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 idea why!)

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

I'm surprised. It had terrific reviews

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.

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