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imtheonlyone Mon 18-Aug-14 21:43:26

Anyone watching the new series?? We watched the last series and have missed the first episode of the new one ..... Watching the second episode now but ..... Does anyone know what happened to Cuckoo and how his son has ended up living there??

Memphisbelly Mon 18-Aug-14 21:48:09

Cukoo went to the himalayas and was talking to base camp about there being goats stuck really high up on the mountain really high up, they were telling him they are mountain goats and to lesve them then you hear him fall.
It makes the papers, 2 years later his wife is going out with that man she works with and bumps into Dale, they have a spark, he runs off then her mum hits him in the car, he is looking for Cukoo, they take him back to their house to recover and he sees the dad and thinks that is his dad and says 21 years ago you were 13 and fathered a child with my 30something yo mother...I am that child, they explain he died and he has stayed.

Fairylea Mon 18-Aug-14 21:50:24

I loved the first series but I really don't like the second one sad I feel disappointed. I think Andy samberg made it really. I see the new guy and just think twilight. .... and sparkly vampires smile

Memphisbelly Mon 18-Aug-14 21:51:43

I do think that Twilight guy is awful too but I love the family, the dad makes me howl.

imtheonlyone Mon 18-Aug-14 21:58:48

Thank you Memphis - we kind of figured he was dead - but can't seem to download the first episode from iplayer!!
Cuckoo was better .... And I wasn't a fan of the throwing up bit confusedconfused

DustBunnyFarmer Mon 18-Aug-14 22:04:29

DH and I reckon Cuckoo will turn up later. His body was never found.

Jacob werewolf is a bit annoying, but deliberately so I think. His credulousness sets off the family's cynicism nicely. The exchanges between Greg Davies and the son make me laugh, especially the exchange about his parents buying him a car for uni. I hate the new Hannah though, she's all wrong for it.

Fairylea Mon 18-Aug-14 22:05:08

The dad is brilliant smile I loved him in the inbetweeners too as the teacher.

DustBunnyFarmer Mon 18-Aug-14 22:05:51

Also the sexytimes bath gone awry. DH and I were howling with laughter.

Memphisbelly Mon 18-Aug-14 22:06:55

Yes dust 'thats my son, I love him and he loves me!' As he got out the car!
Good point about the, not fimding him, I read somewhere that he is currently filming a series in the Us so couldn't commit to filming here so its possible he could turn up

escape Mon 18-Aug-14 22:20:47

i loved series one - I actually think Taylor L is great ' very' Cuckoo - but I can't get on with the new Rachel. the other girl was beautiful, had a spark.. looked like Helen Baxendale too - the new actress.. nah

AmIthatHot Mon 18-Aug-14 22:30:35

It's not until I read this thread that I realised Cuckoo was Andy Samberg from Brooklyn 911. How did I miss that

DustBunnyFarmer Mon 18-Aug-14 22:51:31

Duh (to myself). Rachel, not Hannah.

The vomfest was a bit Inbetweeners, but we still laughed.

TobyZiegler Mon 18-Aug-14 22:59:05

The new daughter and the new cuckoo (cuckoo's son) aren't very good in my opinion. I've watched both so far and I'm not enjoying it. To be honest I'm finding the daughter worse than the twilight guy.

DustBunnyFarmer Mon 18-Aug-14 23:02:32

I agree.

Madaboutthrows Tue 19-Aug-14 21:28:07

I am not watching as andy samberg is not in it anymore.

ClaraDeLaNoche Tue 19-Aug-14 21:35:55

I think it's still worth a watch given Helen Baxendale and the tall one. Except he was hardly in the last episode. I think the new daughter is quite good and I like the dullard boyfriend.

ClaraDeLaNoche Tue 19-Aug-14 21:36:55

But yes Twilight boy is no Cuckoo. His cackly laugh really irritates me.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 19-Aug-14 22:31:54

I think its meant to, Clara.

thelmachicken Wed 20-Aug-14 17:53:16

I couldn't get into the last series, but the ds's wanted to watch this one after seeing Jacob Twilight was in it (they both claim to hate Twilight as well grin). When the picture of Cuckoo was shown they both shouted,'That's Andy Samberg!'
I was confused. I have no idea who he is. The ds's were impressed though. ds1 has some very rude songs downloaded onto his iphone, which apparently are the work of Andy Samberg.
Anyway I'm enjoying this series and I think Jacob is great in it.

OneStepCloser Wed 20-Aug-14 18:03:47

Now, I didnt expect to take to the new Cuckoo but hes growing on me, it was a difficult role to fill after the original but I think hes doing OK, he does have an innocence about him and plays that well.

I agree that the new daughter isnt very good, but love Helen B, Greg D and the son, oo and the best friends.

noddyholder Wed 20-Aug-14 18:05:10

I agree thought I may not take to him or anyone new tbh but I really like it.

thelmachicken Wed 20-Aug-14 18:08:30

I didn't see the last series so have nothing really to compare it to, but I think that the daughter in this series is as good as any other character in the show. Not keen on her drippy boyfriend though.

I think that I'll go back and watch the first series after this one now I know that Andy Samberg is some kind of comedy God!

Rox19 Wed 20-Aug-14 19:48:01

I think this series is really missing the original rachel, tamla. She was so so good. The new rachel isn't pretty or funny enough to make the relationship with cuckoo son believe able?

DustBunnyFarmer Wed 20-Aug-14 19:58:13

The old Rachel had a slight hippy vibe which made the relationship with the old Cuckoo more likely/probable. The new one is too prim and straight. Let's put it this way, old Rachel would never have settled for Mr Boring like the new one.

Floop Wed 20-Aug-14 23:05:21

I really miss Tamla Kari too.

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