Man Down - Series 1

Man Down. Greg Davies. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Man Down

Sitcom starring Greg Davies as Dan, a teacher with crushing character flaws

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Ben

  • Monday 7th October 2013, 6:01pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 18,411 posts

New Channel 4 sitcom starting next week featuring Greg Davies in teaching job he couldn't care less for. It's co-written with Stephen Morrison, but I'm not overly familiar with his past work. Hopefully it'll be a decent vehicle for Greg Davies as I always enjoy him on panel shows and his part in The Inbetweeners was great. Not seen any trailers as of yet, so difficult to judge.

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zooo

  • Monday 7th October 2013, 6:03pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,201 posts

I've seen one trailer, and it looked really funny.
I think I saw Rik Mayall?

Oh yes, he's in the credits. D'oh.

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Ben

  • Monday 7th October 2013, 6:04pm
  • England
  • 18,411 posts

Oh so Rik Mayall and Greg Davies finally come face to face. Isn't your doppelganger supposed to kill you?!

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Charlie Boy

  • Wednesday 9th October 2013, 11:58am
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 548 posts

Trailer doesn't make me rush to watch it!

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Matthew Stott

  • Wednesday 9th October 2013, 12:04pm [Edited]
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts

Seen several good reviews for this, really looking forward to it. I believe Mayall is playing Greg Davies's Dad.

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G180e

  • Wednesday 9th October 2013, 5:48pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,386 posts

The trailer didn't seem great but I will be watching all the same, I hope it is good as I do find Greg rather funny!

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Dice

  • Wednesday 9th October 2013, 6:38pm [Edited]
  • United States
  • 162 posts

Not a lot of laughs in the trailer, but it's got Rik Mayall, so I have to watch it!

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PJKeogh

  • Friday 18th October 2013, 6:36pm
  • Blackpool, England
  • 3 posts

Just set the Series Record machine thingy. I have high hopes:)

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Ben

  • Friday 18th October 2013, 10:05pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 18,411 posts

Well I found that rather disappointing. There were a few sniggers in there for me, but the main characters were too irritating and childish to invest any care in.

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blahblah

  • Friday 18th October 2013, 10:19pm
  • sunderland, England
  • 1,130 posts

I just caught the second half of this and was okay. Nothing laugh out loud but a few chuckles

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G180e

  • Friday 18th October 2013, 10:46pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,386 posts

I have to agree, I had really high hopes but it just really failed to grab me how BCG can say this is laugh out loud is beyond me. A few sniggers, nothing outstanding and that was about it, will not be watching the rest of the series. A huge letdown!

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gb901

  • Friday 18th October 2013, 10:58pm [Edited]
  • norwich, United Kingdom
  • 401 posts

Incredibly over hyped.
Why is every underachiever, who hates his/her job in these sort of things a teacher; is he supposed to be a drama teacher?
The now familiar OTT performance by Rik Mayall - albeit sporting facial touperie ala Lionel Jeffries!
Overall it left this viewer with the feeling I'd seen it all before.

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Aaron

  • Friday 18th October 2013, 11:55pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,746 posts

Strange start to the episode. The dumping scene felt somehow out of place, and a couple of other small things bugged me too... The escalation of antics by the end of the episode had me in hysterics though.

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sootyj

  • Saturday 19th October 2013, 12:22am
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

I made it to the first 15 minutes and just didn't catch me at all.

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zooo

  • Saturday 19th October 2013, 12:28am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,201 posts

I kept thinking Roisin Conaty was calling him Dad (rather than Dan). Which confused things for a while.