Mixed feelings myself on the last couple of offerings (Christmas Specials) ... could have passed on the "Carrot Crush" episode and wasn't that keen on last Chrimbo's run...
BUT!! ... the more I watch them, the better they get (even if being outside the Royle Household, was a little foreign).
I do agree though, Dave's "CAMP DIMNESS" seemed hard to take seriously, as he clearly had more marbles in S1-S3. Joe's sudden dialogue injection also seemed very unrealistic, based on previous viewing too! ... mind you, Denise is as dim and irritating as always, so fool marks for that effort.
On reflection, ya gorra still love the Royles!!!!!!!!
All the best,
P.S. Anyone seen my Golden Egg Cup?