This Is Jinsy - Pilot

This Is Jinsy. Image shows from L to R: Trince (Geoffrey McGivern), Maven (Justin Chubb), Sporall (Chris Bran), Soosan Noop (Alice Lowe). Copyright: The Welded Tandem Picture Company.

This Is Jinsy

Surreal comedy set on a fictional island inhabited by a range of oddball characters. Created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb

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sootyj

  • Monday 1st March 2010, 9:43pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

What a load of bum.

This is errant whimsy with no counterpoint to catch the eye.

Like an Aldi version of Boosh or Reeves and Mortimer.

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chipolata

  • Monday 1st March 2010, 10:13pm
  • England
  • 30,081 posts

I wasn't impressed either. I don't think it was terrible, and there was certainly a lot of invention in it, but there were no laughs at all. It reminded me of the sort of Radio 4 sitcom you hear at eleven o'clock on a Tuesday night.

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zooo

  • Monday 1st March 2010, 10:21pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,195 posts

I really liked the song sung by the man-lady on the rock. (repeated over the credits - very catchy.)

And there were a couple of really good visuals. But in general, didn't love it. I don't really like shows where the entire set is CGI, makes me feel a bit cold inside.

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chipolata

  • Monday 1st March 2010, 10:27pm
  • England
  • 30,081 posts
Quote: zooo @ March 1 2010, 10:21 PM GMT

I don't really like shows where the entire set is CGI, makes me feel a bit cold inside.

No, they do feel a bit sterile.

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sootyj

  • Monday 1st March 2010, 10:31pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

Well it takes about 200 million dollars to make CGI at all convincing.

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chipolata

  • Monday 1st March 2010, 10:38pm
  • England
  • 30,081 posts

But with comedy you can have ramshackle sets that don't look convincing. Although I do like the idea of a 200 million dollar sitcom.

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sootyj

  • Monday 1st March 2010, 10:40pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

Avatar and Son?

Jurrasic Park on the Buses?

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Monday 1st March 2010, 10:42pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,257 posts

But the BBC prefer the idea of a 200 dollar sitcom at the present time.

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Aaron

  • Monday 1st March 2010, 11:14pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,708 posts

I've just read that one of the few good TV presenters, Kristian Digby, has died. That's funnier than This Is Jinsy.

I'll be very surprised if it's not commissioned.

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sootyj

  • Tuesday 2nd March 2010, 6:57am
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

The death of a beloved TV star? They'd never get a full series.

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john lucas 101

  • Tuesday 2nd March 2010, 9:53am
  • England
  • 7,098 posts

I forgot all about this. I was too busy falling asleep to the first part of Beeb One's Five Days.

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chipolata

  • Tuesday 2nd March 2010, 10:05am
  • England
  • 30,081 posts

I was surprised to see Christopher "Auf Weidersehn, Pet" Fairbank in it.

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Matthew Stott

  • Tuesday 2nd March 2010, 10:06am
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts

I was going to watch this, but my girlfriend insisted on watching 'Married, Single, Other' on ITV. It was not good.

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Ian Wolf

  • Tuesday 2nd March 2010, 10:53am
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 2,837 posts

Just watched it on the iPlayer.

I think what everyone has said so far is about right. Not that funny (I think the CGI was the real let-down), although I did like the song that zooo mentioned.

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Deferenz

  • Wednesday 3rd March 2010, 12:04am
  • West Sussex, England
  • 778 posts

That was awful. It made Lab Rats look like Fawlty Towers. I wanted to get in to it but it gave me nothing. No likable characters, huge overuse of cgi and zero laughs. I'm trying to think of a positive but there isn't one.