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getdownshep Tue 11-Mar-14 20:05:37

Just seen a series called The Walshes is starting on BBC 4 at ten.
Its written by the Father Ted people so looks promisinggrin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 11-Mar-14 20:16:48

Ahh yes, I saw the previews.
Looks good grin

Davros Wed 12-Mar-14 18:35:02

Any good? I will try it on Catch Up. I usually like anything Graham Linehan does

fussychica Wed 12-Mar-14 19:07:02

After seeing the previews I think I'll be sticking to repeats of Father Ted.

ClownsLeftJokersRight Sun 23-Mar-14 20:55:33

Oh dear I'm not getting on with this. It seems to be veering dangerously towards Mrs Browns Boys too which isn't my cup of tea. I'll stick to Father Ted too I think.

Stockhausen Sun 23-Mar-14 22:17:38

It was reviewed by Kevin on the Wright stuff & he slated it, so I've not watched.

Groovee Mon 24-Mar-14 17:12:32

Is it on catch up?

hollyisalovelyname Tue 25-Mar-14 21:32:05

I watched a bit of it. Crapola.
I think one if the writers of Father Ted was involved but more in an advisory capacity to the script writers rather than writing it himself.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 25-Mar-14 22:07:03

I haven't managed to see any of this.
Is it not worth catching on catch-up then?

hollyisalovelyname Wed 26-Mar-14 18:40:39

As I said, to me it was crapola- but i'd like to hear your view on it

ClownsLeftJokersRight Wed 26-Mar-14 20:02:19

I think it's very weak and stilted. And the character of their son (name escapes me) seems to be based on a poor impersonation of Dougal from Father Tedconfused. The daughter - the sensible one exasperated by her mad family - hasn't that all been done before??

getdownshep Thu 27-Mar-14 14:57:43

Sorry I recommended this. After watching the first one, oh dearsad what a disappointment.

somedizzywhore1804 Mon 31-Mar-14 14:10:34

Now I feel like a loser- was looking for a thread on this to say how much I liked it. I just watched all three episodes on I player and really liked it!

<slinks off to hide in corner, alone>

BreconBeBuggered Mon 31-Mar-14 14:43:42

I'll sit with you, dizzy. I liked it too, though it felt more like an introduction to characters than an actual series.

somedizzywhore1804 Mon 31-Mar-14 14:52:47

Ah thanks Brecon! Yes, I agree was disappointed that it was only three episodes. Would definitely like to see more. I really like the father character- very well observed.

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