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Nathan Barley

Comedy series which mercilessly parodies the lifestyles of young London media types

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swerytd

  • Saturday 9th January 2010, 2:21am
  • Guildford, England
  • 7,520 posts
Quote: Matthew Stott @ January 8 2010, 7:14 PM GMT


I love Friends, and I'm not ashamed of it! I can, and do as its repeated so much, watch the same episodes again and again and still enjoy it.

Agree. Given how immune I am to repeats, watching it over and over and over again, it's probably (by definition) my favourite sitcom ever, whether I want it to be or not!

Dan

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sglen

  • Saturday 9th January 2010, 4:25pm [Edited]
  • Manchester, England
  • 599 posts
Quote: swerytd @ January 8 2010, 9:21 PM GMT

Agree. Given how immune I am to repeats, watching it over and over and over again, it's probably (by definition) my favourite sitcom ever, whether I want it to be or not!

Dan

See, I've never laughed at Friends, but there is something relaxing about it isn't there? It hooks you in.

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Godot Taxis

  • Saturday 9th January 2010, 5:15pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 5,243 posts
Quote: sglen @ January 9 2010, 11:25 AM GMT

See, I've never laughed at Friends

No one believes you.

I hate the concept, the location, the characters, the production and everyone in it. But I still laugh at it.

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sglen

  • Saturday 9th January 2010, 5:44pm
  • Manchester, England
  • 599 posts
Quote: Godot Taxis @ January 9 2010, 12:15 PM GMT

No one believes you.

I hate the concept, the location, the characters, the production and everyone in it. But I still laugh at it.

Me not laughing at Friends doesn't say that much really. I'm essentially joyless and it takes a lot to make me laugh (on TV anyway). I don't either like or dislike Friends really. It's one of those things I won't switch on if it's on the TV but if it comes on the channel I'm watching I won't switch it off. I'm neither here nor there.

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MChammerite

  • Wednesday 3rd February 2010, 8:07pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 5 posts

The best comedy since Partridge.

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deian

  • Tuesday 9th February 2010, 11:28pm [Edited]
  • The State of Warminster, England
  • 80 posts

See, I've heard this but I bloody hated that Barley show. I thought it was up its own arse, pretentious and generally not funny. To me it seemed like a show that Chris Morris put out to see how far he could push his luck. Much as I like Chris Morris's work I'd take Peep Show or The IT Crowd over it any day of the week.

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Godot Taxis

  • Wednesday 10th February 2010, 5:17am
  • England
  • 5,243 posts

The problem with Morris's show is that he's almost Nathan Barley himself. Everyone in TV who isn't making the weather or the Antiques roadshow is. You can't take the rise out of Barley in a 'cool' or 'alternative' TV programme. Extra content on the Red Button after the show's finished? That's exactly what Barley would have done!

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Beelzebozo

  • Thursday 11th February 2010, 1:45am [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 228 posts

When's his 4 Lions Jihadist film coming out?

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Aaron

  • Thursday 11th February 2010, 2:49am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,092 posts

A limited release in May, I think.