- Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 11:44am [Edited]
- South Yorkshire, England
- 79 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 2nd April 2019, 9:18 AM
A thought popped into my mind post viewing last night was where previous it was toe-curling to see him wriggle out of hilarious situations, with this series it was just toe-curling at how bad it was.
Hercules Grytpype Thynne, I'm starting to wonder if Steve Coogen ran off with your wife, such is your obsession with telling us how bad this series has been. Can't you just keep watching your old DVDs if you just want to see Partridge doing the same thing over and over again and the character never dveloping?
For me it's been a curate's egg of a series; good in parts but with too many bits that either didn't work or were a bit too repetitive. It's also been interesting to see the way Alan changed over the course of the six episodes from nervous and unsure in the first one to the deluded megalomaniac he turned back into come the finale.
That said, I found the last two episodes the weakest of the series, As someone else said, the fall out with his co-host (Jennie, NOT Jennifer!) seemed to come out of nowhere when, onscreen at least, they appreared to have a bit of a rapport. the African prince and translator segment seemed to go nowhere and get cut off abruptly and the phione call with the woman who'd fallen on a ledge off Kinder Scout just seemed mean-spirited and unfunny. And the last conversation about Alan being called to a meeting with Jennie and the Director General suggeasts that if there is to be a second series, it won't be another one of "This Time With Alan Patridge". Back to the Linton Travel Tavern maybe?