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dingit Mon 02-Sep-13 08:21:53

Anyone else looking forward to this tonight? I love Martin Clunes in this! Even DH likes it ( but still pretends not to!)

missbopeep Tue 03-Sep-13 13:43:05

It was dire. I watched some of the earlier series and can't believe how it's gone downhill.

Doc Martin has turned into mr Bean with his gurning and silly antics.

It's not even believable any more. Complete tosh.

Clawdy Tue 03-Sep-13 14:15:02

It was a bit silly and over the top but I felt the heart of it is hopefully still there. Nice to see virtually all the original cast back. And Port Isaac looked beautiful as ever.

What missbopeep said.

Shame really, I used to love Doc Martin.

waikikamookau Tue 03-Sep-13 15:10:15

I never saw the first series, I saw the previous one, twice, although I did used to watch it with the previous receptionist from the IT crowd, she is really good.
should I buy the box set?

MaryMotherOfCheeses Tue 03-Sep-13 22:06:45

What a pile of cringeable crap.

Just watched half of it now, couldn't bear to watch the rest.

Have enjoyed previous series but won't be watching this one.

I just Do Not Get why she would marry him. They don't get on. There is no moment where they make each other happy.

And prancing around the woods "ooh won't it be funny with her in a wedding dress"...

No. It wasn't.

missbopeep Wed 04-Sep-13 07:18:08

I agree.

It was so bad it was an insult to anyone with half a brain cell who thought that the antics were funny.

Wooden, cliched characters, dire script (with Clunes as I said before as Mr Bean- all grimaces and no dialogue) predictable plot, beyond believable storyline. God, who writes this crap for prime time TV?

It's as if it were written by a Year 4 child- no, hang on, a year 4 child could do better.

dingit Wed 04-Sep-13 09:05:28

Something tells me this will be the last series. They have run out of ideas!

wintera Wed 04-Sep-13 09:47:02

To be honest I was really surprised it came back for a new series. Really thought it was finished after the last series. They should have just done a one off special were they got married, put a bit more effort into it, and left it at that. It would have been a good way to finish it. Its just dragging on now.

wintera Wed 04-Sep-13 09:48:26

Waikiki - the first few series are definitely much better.

DesperateHousewife21 Fri 06-Sep-13 12:47:19

I used to love this too but thought this series was odd.
Louisa's character went all weird in the woods with her mocking him when they came across that horse.

As if you'd leave a cottage in the middle of nowhere in the night they could have just opened the doors and windows.

I preferred the scenes with the baby and Al coming round. I like Al...also that new electrician wink

FruOla Tue 10-Sep-13 08:47:06

So, do we think the new electrician is going to somehow become the nanny/childminder? And are Al and Morwena going to get together?

The scene with the baby monitor was so obviously going to happen!

I love PC Penhale too blush

wintera Wed 11-Sep-13 14:22:06

Bit better this week but still not up to old standards. I don't think their marriage will last either. Al will probably end up with Morwenna, just because he always ends up with the receptionist!

FruOla Wed 11-Sep-13 15:17:17

Agreed, wintera, there are only so many story lines before it gets silly. Remember Monarch Of The Glen, it was great in the early days but then it got ridiculous?

JustBecauseICan Wed 11-Sep-13 15:25:26

I think they need to go back to the doc-patient stories rather than the frankly ludicrous Louisa-Doc story.

(did anyone else notice the school seems to have 25 kids and about 11 teachers?)

(and Louisa is so flaky there is no way she would be head)

Kikithecat Wed 02-Oct-13 14:56:28

Glad to see a few of you lusting after PC Penhale. Makes me feel better about fancying Barry Barry off Waterloo Road.

FruOla Wed 02-Oct-13 16:06:49

Well, Kikithecat, PC Penhale surpassed himself this week didn't he?! I still like him though, even though he's slightly bonkers - in an 'ever so' nice kind of way grin

Kikithecat Sat 05-Oct-13 10:33:27

He definitely needs a good woman to look after him. Not me though. <wanders back to Waterloo Road>.

CMP69 Sun 06-Oct-13 15:52:29

Very very disappointed sad angry

susiedaisy Mon 14-Oct-13 19:22:51

I'm enjoying it but think that the Doc and Louisa have a very strange marriage!

carabos Mon 14-Oct-13 20:18:46

Has anyone else noticed that all the female characters wear masses and masses of make up? They're made up like oscar winners all the time and the clothes seem really out if place too.

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 21:50:54

it isnt looking for for louisa is it shock

Kikithecat Wed 23-Oct-13 09:02:38

So what did we think of the end of Doc Martin? I thought it was quite touching and realistically uncertain (unlike the rest of the series which was farcical - though I was still glued to it).
Would have like a schmaltzy ending really though!

mrsjay Wed 23-Oct-13 09:07:16

I liked the ending and bless MArtin and his tear his mothers appearance then stealing the clock was a bit pointless showed her greed though, I feel sorry for him a little bit it isn't his fault he is the way he is, I actually hate the policeman in it he is just rubbish I know it is meant to be comedy but good god he is so annoying

Kikithecat Wed 23-Oct-13 09:09:58

Oh I forgot about Penhale (how couldI??). No he's only annoying because nobody's nice to him! He just needs a good friend and a wife and he'd soon turn normal. Trust me I'm a psychiatrist (and Miss Tishall is a brain surgeon).

FruOla Wed 23-Oct-13 09:19:16

Wasn't PC Penhale going to get married a couple of series back? But she jilted him before the wedding?

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