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Outnumbered Boxing Day

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bevelino Mon 26-Dec-16 22:56:55

Just watched Outnumbered and didn't think much of it.

knorrig Mon 26-Dec-16 23:06:38

Same...not the same now the kids have grown up!

EnthusiasmIsDisturbed Mon 26-Dec-16 23:10:12

It just doesn't work in the same way as the children have got older

The first two series were brilliant

LineyReborn Mon 26-Dec-16 23:12:51

I really liked seeing how they've grown up, especially Ben and Karen who were so young and precocious back in the day. I thought it was well written. The ashes scattering was a bit odd but if you've ever done it then it actually is all a bit surreal tbh.

DubiousCredentials Mon 26-Dec-16 23:17:50

Well I enjoyed it 🤣

DodoRevival Mon 26-Dec-16 23:20:41

Ben looks so old!!

I loved it. It made me laugh a lot; job done.

TartyTart Mon 26-Dec-16 23:22:06

I thought it was pretty good though the New Zealand storyline was random in a one-off Xmas special.

LIZS Mon 26-Dec-16 23:28:19

We enjoyed it, maybe because ours are similar ages.

TolpuddleFarterOATB Mon 26-Dec-16 23:33:48

We were watching it and decided it was one of the best Outnumbereds we had seen.

Pigeonpost Mon 26-Dec-16 23:48:19

I was disappointed to be honest. Pleased to see that Karen is still top of the tree but it made me a bit sad for my own kids growing up!

Housewife2010 Tue 27-Dec-16 00:55:48

Karen stands out as so posh compared to the others.

IndigoApple Tue 27-Dec-16 08:15:21

I was disappointed, but had a feeling it wouldn't be as good with the children being older. A lot of it has always been ad libbed rather than scripted and the actors are more else conscious now they are older.

For some reason I missed seeing them in their own house! Would've rather seen their chaotic Xmas Day at home rather than Boxing Day. The story line seemed slightly odd!

It's annoyed me the Dad going on about his fitbit, just seemed a bit 'yes it's 2016 now!'.

I liked the older Karen! Didn't notice she stood out as posh but i'm Scottish so less tuned into accents.

Clawdy Tue 27-Dec-16 09:56:01

It had it's moments, but the fun has gone. It was the children who made it so funny, I miss them.

absolutelynotfabulous Tue 27-Dec-16 10:09:10

I thought it was too try-hard and desperate. I think it should be left alone now. Mind you, I've always found it irritating, and only watched because dd used to love it.

I thought it may be a tribute to David Ryall, who died IRL?

Abraiid2 Tue 27-Dec-16 10:12:10

Karen goes to a selective girls school. The boys went elsewhere, which may be why her accent is different.

AmeliaPeabody Tue 27-Dec-16 15:19:09

I think it had improved on some of the later episodes in the last series, and so enjoyed it in places. Obviously nowhere close to being as good as the earlier episodes when the children were young. The parents carry the episodes now I feel. Hugh Dennis is great as always.

absolutelynotfabulous Tue 27-Dec-16 16:38:00

Hugh Dennis is great, yes, but the mother is irritating. I loved David Ryall and Auntie Angela though....an episode involving just the immediate family is a bit much, I feel.

TheSecondOfHerName Tue 27-Dec-16 21:46:42

The children's improvisation (and the adults' reactions to it) was what made it original and funny. Now that they're older, it's just another scripted sitcom. Ben still makes me smile though.

LIZS Tue 27-Dec-16 22:45:50

It was interesting that Ben came across as the most natural as the actor has done the least acting professionally since the original series.

ppeatfruit Wed 28-Dec-16 11:46:44

Damn I missed it Maybe they'll repeat it . sad . I LOVE it, so well written and acted. I just watched the earlier ones ,repeats of course, on gold I think.

MrsSiba Wed 28-Dec-16 13:52:38

I didn't enjoy this episode at all and feel the series has run its course. Ben when younger was fun to watch but was extremely irritating. I liked Karen tho....seemed street wise and intelligent.

DesolateWaist Wed 28-Dec-16 14:39:35

I'm watching it on iplayer.

I quite liked it. Yes it's lost the unscripted thing of the original series but it wouldn't work now they are older.

What happened to Ben! Has he become a rugby player!!

AmeliaPeabody Wed 28-Dec-16 22:25:48

Yes, apparently Ben has become a rugby player.

mouldycheesefan Wed 28-Dec-16 22:30:03

The children were very one dimensional which is what spoiled it. Just not as good. Should have left it where it was.

228agreenend Wed 28-Dec-16 22:33:53

I wonder if next year's Christmas special will be New Zealand...!

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