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Detectorists
« on: 04 December, 2017, 08:16:39 pm »
Is no one else watching the latest series?

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #1 on: 04 December, 2017, 08:25:12 pm »
I am and it’s delightful.

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #2 on: 04 December, 2017, 08:29:42 pm »
Except for the bloody magpies.

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #3 on: 04 December, 2017, 08:38:08 pm »
Saving the third series for a nice long Christmas binge. Despite real-life detectorists being my sworn enemies, the first season is probably my favourite sitcom of the last 20 years, the second season almost as good. Even the Christmas special was good, and that's a rare trick indeed!

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #4 on: 09 December, 2017, 06:18:07 pm »
Turns out this is going to be the last series for Detectorists.

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #5 on: 09 December, 2017, 06:27:15 pm »
Turns out this is going to be the last series for Detectorists.

It always was...

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #6 on: 09 December, 2017, 07:32:25 pm »
Turns out this is going to be the last series for Detectorists.

It always was...

I hadn't heard.

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #7 on: 17 January, 2018, 11:43:37 am »
Turns out this is going to be the last series for Detectorists.

I thought it was actually supposed to end after Series 2 and the Xmas one-off, so the third series was a lovely surprise, even if it wasn't quite as good as the previous two.

A brilliant programme, gentle, funny, clever and nice. Loved it.

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #8 on: 17 January, 2018, 01:30:21 pm »
Watched Season Three last week, after re-watching the first two. Loved it.


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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #9 on: 17 January, 2018, 02:10:14 pm »
I've never watched it, but given the glowing reports above will give the first series a bash!  :thumbsup:
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #10 on: 17 January, 2018, 02:19:30 pm »
Definitely worth a go - the phrase "gentle comedy" is usually a TV euphemism for "not funny" but this is warm touching and beautifully observed. Toby Jones is outstanding

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« Reply #11 on: 17 January, 2018, 02:25:31 pm »
Definitely worth a go - the phrase "gentle comedy" is usually a TV euphemism for "not funny" but this is warm touching and beautifully observed. Toby Jones is outstanding

Everyone in it is pretty awesome, but Jones is the standout; Lance is just a great character and Jones plays the role beautifully and naturally.

And yeah, "gentle" is often bandied around as a negative, and it has been cruelly described as "Last Of The Summer Wine for Millennials", but they're just mean people, and not every comedy needs tragedy, snark or bitterness.

It's true that it isn't exactly a gag-a-minute like Father Ted or whatever, but it's just great and I don't like anyone who disagrees.

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #12 on: 17 January, 2018, 03:14:44 pm »
Definitely worth a go - the phrase "gentle comedy" is usually a TV euphemism for "not funny" but this is warm touching and beautifully observed. Toby Jones is outstanding

Everyone in it is pretty awesome, but Jones is the standout; Lance is just a great character and Jones plays the role beautifully and naturally.

And yeah, "gentle" is often bandied around as a negative, and it has been cruelly described as "Last Of The Summer Wine for Millennials", but they're just mean people, and not every comedy needs tragedy, snark or bitterness.

It's true that it isn't exactly a gag-a-minute like Father Ted or whatever, but it's just great and I don't like anyone who disagrees.

That sounds so like my favourite: 'Early Doors' a great gentle comedy.
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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« Reply #13 on: 17 January, 2018, 03:22:25 pm »
Definitely worth a go - the phrase "gentle comedy" is usually a TV euphemism for "not funny" but this is warm touching and beautifully observed. Toby Jones is outstanding

Everyone in it is pretty awesome, but Jones is the standout; Lance is just a great character and Jones plays the role beautifully and naturally.

And yeah, "gentle" is often bandied around as a negative, and it has been cruelly described as "Last Of The Summer Wine for Millennials", but they're just mean people, and not every comedy needs tragedy, snark or bitterness.

It's true that it isn't exactly a gag-a-minute like Father Ted or whatever, but it's just great and I don't like anyone who disagrees.

That sounds so like my favourite: 'Early Doors' a great gentle comedy.

Ah, yes. I enjoyed that too. Although Detectorists makes Early Doors look like "It's Only Sunny In Philadelphia"

By way of explanation, the major protaganists in "Detectorists" are a rival metal-detecting duo, and the vicious interchanges are mainly about the what name they use for their detecting club, the quality of their equipment, which pub they drink in and who has the rights to detect in which field ("This is our permission!")

It's like a bucolic version of The Wire sometimes

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Re: Detectorists
« Reply #14 on: 17 January, 2018, 03:23:53 pm »
Definitely worth a go - the phrase "gentle comedy" is usually a TV euphemism for "not funny" but this is warm touching and beautifully observed. Toby Jones is outstanding

Everyone in it is pretty awesome, but Jones is the standout; Lance is just a great character and Jones plays the role beautifully and naturally.

And yeah, "gentle" is often bandied around as a negative, and it has been cruelly described as "Last Of The Summer Wine for Millennials", but they're just mean people, and not every comedy needs tragedy, snark or bitterness.

It's true that it isn't exactly a gag-a-minute like Father Ted or whatever, but it's just great and I don't like anyone who disagrees.

That sounds so like my favourite: 'Early Doors' a great gentle comedy.

"crime won't crack itself!"  :lol: