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Man Down

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

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Dr Sanchez

  • Saturday 16th November 2013, 1:33am [Edited]
  • England
  • 408 posts
Quote: curtis patrick @ 16th November 2013, 1:27 AM GMT

The show was growing on me and I was liking it then episode 4 happened, Greg Davies is good on screen but the writing was poor, the whole restaurant meltdown was over the top and unrealstic, didn't fit in with the kind of surreal tone in past, the whole blaming God because every one was in the restaurant at the same time (what someone reading a script would say is too contrived) was a way to try and hide the massive coincidences and was obvious.

The shagging the cleaner was pointless and a bit lazy, but was offered like a big funny finale - hardly clever.


You must be talking about episode 5 because none of what you described happened in episode four.

Thanks for the spoilers.

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MCharsley

  • Saturday 16th November 2013, 1:45am
  • England
  • 116 posts

I don't really feel any different after episode 5 as I did after episode 1. Maybe a little more open to the puerility. I still think Roisin Conaty and... the uptight bloke, are shite.

Rik Mayall is ten years older than Greg Davies, how many times has that been mentioned? Let's tally it up for now.

So much wrong with it... but it's still good fun. It's just so blimmin' mad.

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curtis patrick

  • Saturday 16th November 2013, 1:48am
  • England
  • 109 posts
Quote: Dr Sanchez @ 16th November 2013, 1:33 AM GMT

You must be talking about episode 5 because none of what you described happened in episode four.

Thanks for the spoilers.


Yes 5 and don't worry nothing to spoil.

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Dr Sanchez

  • Saturday 16th November 2013, 6:49pm
  • England
  • 408 posts

I thought episode five was one of the strongest yet. There's some minor gripes but overall I find myself laughing a lot.

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Agnostik

  • Sunday 17th November 2013, 7:40am
  • St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • 181 posts

This is dire, I can't believe it's getting a second series.

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Harridan

  • Sunday 17th November 2013, 11:49am
  • England
  • 3,170 posts

Oh dear, I guess this didn't get any better, then. Very strange that it was recommissioned so quickly - perhaps we're unusual and most people loved it? Aaron raved about it, so maybe the other reviews sung its praises?

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James Cotter

  • Sunday 17th November 2013, 1:52pm
  • Exeter, Devon, England
  • 1,594 posts

Loving this mainly because of Rik! His bits just make it for me.

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G180e

  • Sunday 17th November 2013, 8:20pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,397 posts

I am really shocked that this has already been given a second series. I think it's awful, I just cannot stand it. There is nothing funny about it.

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Dr Sanchez

  • Sunday 17th November 2013, 10:08pm
  • England
  • 408 posts
Quote: G180e @ 17th November 2013, 8:20 PM GMT

I am really shocked that this has already been given a second series. I think it's awful, I just cannot stand it. There is nothing funny about it.


Heh, well, as the saying goes "opinions are like arseholes.."

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george roper

  • Monday 18th November 2013, 2:50pm [Edited]
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
  • 4,039 posts

What like everyone's got arseholes but can't be arsed to wipe it lol

Off-topic post by sootyj on Mon 18th Nov 2013, 15:35
Quote: James Cotter @ 17th November 2013, 1:52 PM GMT

Loving this mainly because of Rik! His bits just make it for me.


Hairy Cotter has returned!

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Dice

  • Tuesday 26th November 2013, 12:03am
  • United States
  • 162 posts

Not the funniest show I've ever seen, but not quite the worst. Thought episode 5 was the best of the series. Episode 6 just leaves the door open for Dan to start up with Emma in the next series. Nothing that would make me excited for a new series.

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dennispennis123

  • Wednesday 4th December 2013, 7:27am
  • United Kingdom
  • 420 posts

Nice to end to Christmas Day with this on at 10:35pm.

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newmiyamoto

  • Wednesday 4th December 2013, 4:14pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3 posts

I agree with people that the show started poorly and as a bit of a mess, I personally only stuck around because of goodwill accrued on other shows/mediums. But it definitely carved out a world and tone of its own.

A few little bits of info that no one probably cares about but I think are useful and answer questions people vaguely asked earlier in the thread (most gleaned from Greg's stand-up DVDs).

- Greg was an actual drama teacher and the show is loosely based on parts of his life (exaggerated for effect obviously).

- 'Space Mission' is the lesson that Greg gives the kids and was supposedly his one lesson plan for every class he taught and consisted of him making the whole thing up every week. Apparently the kids loved it.

- Rik Mayall is a caricature of Greg's real dad who often played wildly dangerous pranks on Greg throughout his childhood and continues to do so.