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    Posted: February 04 2014 at 04:03
One more vote for Peep Show, that show is just too good
But I like the IT Crowd allot too.
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Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Been getting into Spaced lately.  Extras was my favourite.  Loved Saxondale, so I've been meaning to watch

Funny you should mention Saxondale, I just finished the last episode last night on Netflix. Man that is one highly under-rated sitcom! That last season was brilliant, and I had to keep rewinding many scenes over and over again, they had me in stitches. Knock-down hilarious stuff.


It's a terrific show., and that was such a good esiode.  What hooked me immediately when I saw it on TV the first time was hearing Focus.  Cause of it's music angle, it's one of those shows that i would think would be highly popular at a site like this.

I'm going to try to look into all the shows on this list.

Definitely; he's always mentioning Genesis, Floyd, etc. Yes, Focus's music features in some of the shows, as does Jethro Tull.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2014 at 21:08
Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Been getting into Spaced lately.  Extras was my favourite.  Loved Saxondale, so I've been meaning to watch

Funny you should mention Saxondale, I just finished the last episode last night on Netflix. Man that is one highly under-rated sitcom! That last season was brilliant, and I had to keep rewinding many scenes over and over again, they had me in stitches. Knock-down hilarious stuff.


It's a terrific show., and that was such a good esiode.  What hooked me immediately when I saw it on TV the first time was hearing Focus.  Cause of it's music angle, it's one of those shows that i would think would be highly popular at a site like this.

I'm going to try to look into all the shows on this list.
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I don't know any of these Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2014 at 19:23
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Been getting into Spaced lately.  Extras was my favourite.  Loved Saxondale, so I've been meaning to watch

Funny you should mention Saxondale, I just finished the last episode last night on Netflix. Man that is one highly under-rated sitcom! That last season was brilliant, and I had to keep rewinding many scenes over and over again, they had me in stitches. Knock-down hilarious stuff.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2014 at 19:02
Been getting into Spaced lately.  Extras was my favourite.  Loved Saxondale, so I've been meaning to watch
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I just don't watch sitcoms. I used to back when Step by Step and Full House was on, but I was a small kid and had no clue of taste and refinement - something that was extremely lacking in both of these shows.
Come to think of it, I may have caught a few episodes of The Peep Show (I was waiting for the comedy shows that were due afterwards). I guess it was ok, but then again I don't remember anything from it - except for the humour that veered towards the current thirst for 'embarrassing moments'. Ever since 'Meet the Parents' came out, this has been a staple diet of television. Now though it has been transferred onto the reality programs....  
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Someone recommended I watch Black Books, but until now I'd forgotten the name.  Thanks to this poll for reminding me..
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Love so many of these, but Peep Show and Black Books are the favourites. Spaced, The Thick of It, Alan Partridge, Saxondale...not too keen on The Office oddly enough (I like Extras, so perhaps I should just give The Office more time)  and never liked The IT Crowd.

Good thing it's limited to sitcoms. With British sketch shows included my hovercraft would overflow with eels.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ClemofNazareth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2013 at 07:41
British humor is sometimes mystifying to me, as the biggest laughs often seem to come from pratfalls, slapstick and cheese.  That said, Monty Python's Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life are classics that can only be referred to in hushed, reverent tones.
 
IT Crowd was hilarious IMHO, about the only British comedy I've been able to watch since The Young Ones.
 
Anyone make it through the entire The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret?  The only example of British+American+Canadian sitcom I can think of.  "My name is Todd" gave me a spit-take that took five minutes to wipe off the TV screen... LOL
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2013 at 06:58
Black Books, Father Ted, Green Wing, Alan Partridge...?

How's a guy to decide?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2013 at 22:54
Spaced. Edgar Wright + Simon Pegg + Nick Frost = fun.

Black Books is quite amusing as well.

The IT Crowd started off excellent, but after the first five episodes it decreased a lot.
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I like Black Books.
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Originally posted by JJLehto JJLehto wrote:

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The very worst!  :p
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Originally posted by JJLehto in June JJLehto in June wrote:

Peep Show

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Peep Show, one of the greatest TV shows I've seen!
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Father Ted was so good!
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