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Armando Ianucci's new series Time Trumpet, BBC2 10pm tonight

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Hi,

Very disappointed in this show. The only amusing scene, was the final Blair/Cameron montage. Other than that, deeply unfunny! And this is the show, from the creator of "The Thick Of It"! :eek:


Pooch
 

Andy3

Banned
We thought we'd give this a try but it left us disappointed. It consisted (as do most modern comedy shows) of unfunny, unpleasant tripe held together by nifty editing. Can someone (preferably over 15 years of age) tell me what is funny about a member of the audience shouting 'Arseh*le!'?
The david Beckham bit was just revolting as was the Charlotte Church gag, which was also way too long. This isn't comedy - it's just (very poor) surrealism - almost anyone can do that.
The only high point was the final sequence, which I admired more for the work of the video editors than anything else.
Sadly, this is what passes for comedy these days. Adolescent boys may find it hilarious but I just think it's crud.:thumbsdow :thumbsdow
 

dan653

Established Member
Andy3 said:
Sadly, this is what passes for comedy these days.
If thats so where's the rest? Seems the schedules are flooded with crap like catherine tate, the friday night project, kath and kim and my hero. This is a breath of fresh air compared to those and puts to shame most other satirical shows. Granted its immature in places but i get the feeling this is a neccessary evil these days, for the benefit of less in touch exec's who wouldnt otherwise approve these programmes and so that the occasional [dare i say it] itv viewer who might be switching channels, catches it and doesnt realise that it isnt a serious political show.

Iannucci brilliant as always :smashin:
 

krish

Distinguished Member
dan653 said:
...This is a breath of fresh air compared to those and puts to shame most other satirical shows. Granted its immature in places but i get the feeling this is a neccessary evil these days, for the benefit of less in touch exec's who wouldnt otherwise approve these programmes and so that the occasional [dare i say it] itv viewer who might be switching channels, catches it and doesnt realise that it isnt a serious political show.

Iannucci brilliant as always :smashin:
Agree...
Trouble is, as ever, many of those who may be offended, don't realise that its meant to be a PARODY of the brainless nostalgia/countdown type shows we get on BBC2 and Ch4 with witless z-listers or unknown failed standups waffling on (scripted) about some TV show they were probably too young to have known (e.g. I clearly remember someone like Cat Deeley or Vernon Kay going on about The Golden Shot :rolleyes:); as well as a SATIRE/CARICATURE of 2006/7 based on commentary from our fictional future of 2031, which certainly appeals to me.

Certainly the best comedy treatment I've seen of Dave C so far. :smashin:

Reminds me very much of On The Hour / The Day Today which he co-wrote and produced for Radio 4 and BBC2 in the early 90s with Chris Morris.
 

BrianC

Established Member
I get that it was a parody (I'd be surprised if anybody was dumb enough not to spot that) but it just wasn't funny in a lot of places, particularly the interview segments.

The TV editing bits were really all that was left have been done as well or better elsewhere.
 

andytabor

Established Member
i agree about the charlotte church thing and also the david beckham bit, both not funny at all, david cameron with his wristband was very telling and funny i thought, as was the blair/cameron comparison at the end.
 

krish

Distinguished Member

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