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Stu123 Fri 02-Mar-18 21:00:06

Only just discovered it and I love it. Mandy the local hard woman (and tattoo artist) is a joy!

SashaSashays Fri 02-Mar-18 22:35:41

We love it as a family. There’s a video on YouTube of them being interviewed by Romesh Ranganathan which is also very funny.

tinkywinkyshandbag Fri 02-Mar-18 22:38:00

We love it especially because we live near where it was filmed. It's mine and dds guilty pleasure.

ColinsVeryJolly Sat 03-Mar-18 01:07:52

'I don't do small ones, I only do massive ones'

😂 love big Mandy

MockneyReject Sat 03-Mar-18 10:45:35

DS and me love it.
Big Mandy is the best character ever!

Stu123 Sat 03-Mar-18 20:11:27

Thanks, SashaSashays. I found and watched the interview.

Hoping to see more of Big Mandy and her book of tattoos in series two.


Off to get my turkey dinosaurs out of the oven.

Fustyoldcarcass Sun 04-Mar-18 17:03:59

Also loving this show.

There was a couple if Kerry's when growing up on my estate. Dressed exactly the same and liked ordering 9 year olds about and completely oblivious as to how weird it looked!

dingdongdigeridoo Mon 05-Mar-18 21:42:47

It’s so well observed. I like all the little details like Mandy’s terrible neck tattoo and wolf blanket. It’s very different from many BBC comedies and it’s nice to see something fresh.

Stu123 Tue 06-Mar-18 01:13:27

‘Kirsty’ struggling to empty that wheelbarrow; genious! grin

MadisonAvenue Tue 06-Mar-18 01:22:56

Absolutely brilliant episode today, I was in bits!

I did feel sorry for Slugs though sad

Fustyoldcarcass Tue 06-Mar-18 14:37:47

I like the fact that what really makes it are the little observations about people's character traits, the way they express their thoughts etc. I think if you've lived on an estate or in a community which is quite close knit you recognise a lot of the characters.

Also like the backstory of the two writers being frustrated at their lack of options living in a rural area and drawing success from it. Only watched the first episode of series 2, but looking forward to the rest.

Olddear Tue 06-Mar-18 16:38:40

Big Mandy 'Pure martial arts!' I love this show!

TheHobbitMum Tue 06-Mar-18 16:50:14

I live where its filmed and although I don't know them DH does (DH went to school with them), I think everyone can relate to the characters in some way which makes it very funny watching :D I love the show as its very honest & down To earth and nothing else like it on at the moment. I hope it keeps going for a long time grin

MockneyReject Sat 10-Mar-18 08:49:21

I had a mooch around the Internet, and there are a couple of great interviews with 'Kerry' and 'Kurten'.

The more I watch, the more I appreciate just how well observed it is. I grew up, not in that area, but on a newish council estate in a small town. These people exist; they really do! I know at least one Mandy, Kerry, Kurten.
Kerry's dad - what a wanker! Genuinely vile.

The model thing doesn't seem to fit, though. Charlie Cooper was a shockingly pretty male model, but seems so utterly unaffected by the experience.

Can't wait to see how it develops smile

MockneyReject Sat 10-Mar-18 08:51:20

Squirrelpatrol2174 Sat 10-Mar-18 09:25:30

I find it hilarious her mum shouting from upstairs

Stu123 Sat 10-Mar-18 22:09:31

And given Kerry’s mum is voiced by Daisy May Cooper, it’s cleverly done; it always seems like a real conversation (shouting match).

Stu123 Sat 10-Mar-18 22:19:14

Was cringing when Martin Mucklowe was relaying the mother-in-law sister-in-law story to Kurtan and the lad that baked the Victoria Sponge (and later in the episode got a “stalk on”)... given the actor that plays Martin (Paul Cooper) is Charlie Cooper’s dad. grin

MillyChantilly Tue 13-Mar-18 13:50:28

I love this show so much. Genuine belly laughs when Mand was demonstrating her numchuck skills. And the letters from Kerry's admirer grin grin

Popchyk Tue 13-Mar-18 14:04:49

I read this thread a few days ago and then watched it on the iplayer.

Really good, well-observed but not sneery at all about the characters. The format is a bit of piss-taking out of the solemn BBC documentaries (which can come off as presenting a middle-class take on working-class life, and therefore a bit patronising sometimes).

The BLT scene with the mum upstairs had me in stiches. ToMAAAAHto.

Also couldn't stop laughing at that scene with Kurtan and the wheelbarrow on the building site.

Am still laughing now.

MillyChantilly Tue 13-Mar-18 14:15:07

And Mandy's meercat collection! So happy she found a baby Oleg. grin

Stu123 Wed 14-Mar-18 20:05:17

“Vicar! Your finger’s going up my arsehole, mate.”


Theshittyendofthestick Wed 14-Mar-18 20:13:02

We 'lap it up like a thirsty mule' in our house. Hilarious!

Stu123 Thu 15-Mar-18 14:46:39

We 'lap it up like a thirsty mule' in our house. Hilarious!


MadisonAvenue Thu 15-Mar-18 15:27:25

"Vicar! Your finger's going up my arsehole, mate!"

I've been giggling about that since Monday morning.

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