Detectorists: BBC4 10pm.

Detectorists: BBC4 10pm.

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joema

2,323 posts

124 months

Friday 17th October 2014
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I agree. A few gentle laughs seem to be working well. Looking forward to next weeks after the explosion

ALawson

6,895 posts

196 months

Friday 17th October 2014
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It's ok for passing the time on the ipad on the train, no chance of laughing out loud I am afraid.

probably chalk

594 posts

137 months

Saturday 18th October 2014
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ALawson said:
It's ok for passing the time on the ipad on the train, no chance of laughing out loud I am afraid.
I don't think this one is about laughing out loud. It's gentle, well observed character comedy and very well made, written and acted. I'm not sure I've laughed out loud during any of the three episodes so far but I'm enjoying it more than anything I've seen in a long time, except possibly True Detective.

ecsrobin

10,004 posts

110 months

Saturday 18th October 2014
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probably chalk said:
ALawson said:
It's ok for passing the time on the ipad on the train, no chance of laughing out loud I am afraid.
I don't think this one is about laughing out loud. It's gentle, well observed character comedy and very well made, written and acted. I'm not sure I've laughed out loud during any of the three episodes so far but I'm enjoying it more than anything I've seen in a long time, except possibly True Detective.
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ALawson

6,895 posts

196 months

Saturday 18th October 2014
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True Detective was very good. Did you not cringe during the button presentation!

ecsrobin

10,004 posts

110 months

Saturday 18th October 2014
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ALawson said:
True Detective was very good. Did you not cringe during the button presentation!
The button scene reminded me of most clubs, I've recently moved and was part of a pub club/photography group where I was living, went to a local camera club Monday night and it was like the button scene just lots of people showing me photos of birds and flowers I was falling asleep so escaped at half time 1hr40 into it!!!

You could also relate it to meeting a VW enthusiast they will bore you to death with how amazing VW's are biggrin

MrOnTheRopes

1,014 posts

191 months

Sunday 19th October 2014
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/ opens eye with fingers - "Wow, that's lemony!"

This show is great (so I guess it'll be all over soon, like a US show that's been cancelled)

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I love that crazy music that Sheila (button man's wife) was listening to in episode#3 biggrin I want a copy!

Tony2or4

1,283 posts

110 months

Sunday 19th October 2014
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ecsrobin said:
You could also relate it to meeting a VW enthusiast they will bore you to death with how amazing VW's are biggrin
You're not wrong! I was in a local VW club late 70s/early 80s, whose members (including me) all swore we'd never drive anything except Beetles, which were the best cars ever made (we kept telling ourselves, and anyone else who would listen).smile

By the way I'm really enjoying my Mazda, thank you.drivingbiggrin

The VW club meetings tended to be just like the buttons talk. We'd get 'guest speakers' in (ie some member's next door neighbour) to give us talks on subjects totally unrelated to Volkswagens. Like the guy who showed us his massive collection of slides on mumming and pace egging (google it if you want to - but you really won't want to). Gawd, never been so boredsleep.




Edited by Tony2or4 on Sunday 19th October 09:26

vixen1700

11,376 posts

215 months

Sunday 19th October 2014
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Just caught up with three episodes and really enjoying this. smile

Steamer

11,119 posts

158 months

Sunday 19th October 2014
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MrOnTheRopes said:
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Arrrr - so thats what it was! hehe

probably chalk

594 posts

137 months

Monday 20th October 2014
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ALawson said:
True Detective was very good. Did you not cringe during the button presentation!
Oh yeah but if you're going to do something (metal detecting, motor racing, line-dancing, whatever) then take it seriously. That's partly why I think the programme works so well, it's not mocking anyone.

Chris Type R

4,400 posts

194 months

Monday 20th October 2014
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Caught up on the first 3 episodes tonight. A couple of chuckles during episode 3. Series linked.

Shilvers

442 posts

152 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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Yep, this is growing on me as well. It's getting better by the episode. Keep it up.

OldandGrumpy

2,681 posts

186 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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I think this is a brilliant programme. They had me from the "Jim Fixed it for Me" medallion. Genius!

ecsrobin

10,004 posts

110 months

Thursday 23rd October 2014
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Another good episode. The pub scene had me laughing away.

Chris Type R

4,400 posts

194 months

Friday 24th October 2014
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Not dark enough having the club president survive relatively unscathed.

Randy Winkman

6,986 posts

134 months

Friday 24th October 2014
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Yes - I've just watched last night's and I really like it now.

ecsrobin

10,004 posts

110 months

Thursday 30th October 2014
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The farmer should have his own programme. Had me in stitches at the end!!!

MrOnTheRopes

1,014 posts

191 months

Friday 31st October 2014
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"This is like the worst ever episode of Scooby Doo!"

ecsrobin said:
The farmer should have his own programme. Had me in stitches at the end!!!
He's ace biggrin

"Keep an eye-out for the dogs will you while I'm gone!"


Morningside

23,223 posts

174 months

Tuesday 4th November 2014
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Loving it. Reminds me so much of an amateur radio club hehe Hated it to start with but now warming to it although I suppose its a one off.

Amazed that they used the "C" word.