Sick Of It

Sick Of It. Image shows from L to R: Karl (Karl Pilkington), Ruby (Marama Corlett).

Sick Of It

Karl Pilkington stars in this Sky 1 sitcom as a middle-aged man recently ditched by his long-term girlfriend

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Will Cam

  • Sunday 7th October 2018, 10:58am
  • England
  • 7,933 posts

Anyone else enjoying this?

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Lazzard

  • Sunday 7th October 2018, 11:00am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,544 posts

Not caught it yet.
All the trailers have been quite funny.
But essentially it's just the same thing in a different format - it'll be interesting to see if & how they stick any sort of narrative in.
Or if they just don't bother.

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Will Cam

  • Sunday 7th October 2018, 7:25pm
  • England
  • 7,933 posts

There are storylines although there isn't really any discernible difference between Pilkington and his inner voice (apart from a beanie hat).

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Chappers

  • Sunday 7th October 2018, 9:36pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,639 posts

Any information or advice on what this is? Doesn't look like the BCG has anything at the top of the page.

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G180e

  • Thursday 18th October 2018, 7:29pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,310 posts

An excellent comedy drama series, better than I was expecting actually. I'd like to see a second series, but not sure whether Karl would be up for filming more episodes. I hope so.

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jsg

  • Monday 19th November 2018, 8:41pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 243 posts

Loved this. It was very sentimental, and conveyed Karl's feelings brilliantly. All laughs felt earned. I was a little concerned him playing himself would feel a bit tacky, but it didn't, and it fit the format perfectly.

Plus, Karl said on his Facebook page there's a second series. I'm excited! :)

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G180e

  • Monday 19th November 2018, 9:40pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,310 posts

Yes, he's also confirmed he's writing a second series on Facebook. Great news.

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Tommy Griff

  • Wednesday 21st November 2018, 9:52pm [Edited]
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 397 posts

What a lovely series this was.

I was wary this would be a Peep Show rip-off, but he came about it from a different angle. I like how you can physically see his inner-self rather than how Peep Show do it - nothing wrong with that, but just allowed for it to differ from each other.

A smartly written, slightly frustrating series! Which I guess is the point. Why on earth would you bother shifting an old sofa instead of turning up at your relative's funeral? Only part of the series I was a little critical on. Couldn't enjoy the comedy for that!

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Aaron

  • Sunday 8th December 2019, 12:43pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,428 posts

That's nothing - I've actually seen pirate rips of shows broadcast as clips on other TV shows in the past!

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 10th December 2019, 12:12pm
  • England
  • 3,373 posts

There's a thread on BCG somewhere in which readers are asked to name the most "naturally talented" comedians.

For my money, Karl Pilkington is right up there with the best of them.

In fact, he might be right at the top of the list given that all he has to do in order to be spectacularly funny is simply be himself - and that, surely, is the very essence of natural talent.

Sick of It is among the most enjoyable sitcoms I've ever seen.

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jsg

  • Sunday 12th January 2020, 9:04am
  • United Kingdom
  • 243 posts

Quite bleak at points, but lots of complementary sweet parts and silliness as well. Laughed a fair bit.

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G180e

  • Sunday 12th January 2020, 5:18pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,310 posts

Managed to binge watch all the second series on Friday night, I really enjoyed them. I mean, it won't have you rolling round the floor with laughter, but it is a cracking series.

I'd happily watch a third, if they were to make one.

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rrr 969

  • Wednesday 15th January 2020, 4:48pm [Edited]
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • 124 posts

G180e, same here, good sitcom - watchable, not much to choose from.