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Avenue 5

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by EddScott, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. EddScott

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    Has anyone watched Avenue 5?

    Popped up on Sky over the weekend. Has Hugh Lawrie in it.

    Can imagine it will get a shoeing but I actually thought it was a reasonable effort to have a go at space comedy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Zr3f-_Ft8
     
  2. JRS

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    It's on my list of stuff to catch up to. Looks good from the preview/trailer that I saw.
     
  3. SexyGreyFox

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    I've watched the first two, I'll stick with it
     
  4. MadMossy

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    It's OK I guess, for a comedy sitcom its average, depends on how much you like american humour.
     
  5. Andybtsn

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    Well it's Iannucci so should be good but the first ep was pretty disappointing.
     
  6. something daft already!!

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    The reviews are very poor. I'm probably not going to bother. HBO has had a few turkeys recently.
     
  7. MonkeyBasher

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    First episode I didn't laugh at all and I struggled to stay focused.
     
  8. SexyGreyFox

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    I didn't know it was supposed to be a comedy!
     
  9. MonkeyBasher

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    "science fiction comedy television series"

    I am not joking. Not one laugh. Crap characters. No actual plot that I could see.
     
  10. SexyGreyFox

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    I've seen two episodes but I just thought it was light hearted.
    There's no jokes.
     
  11. Malevolence

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    It's a strange one for sure, it's billed as a 'comedy' yet seems to lack any humour at all. Which is ******* bizarre given that it's written and directed by comedy genius Armando Iannucci and has a largely British cast, including some properly funny people.
     
  12. krooton

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    *looks up Iannucci's past work*
    Yeah, probably going to skip this now, none of his past work ever clicked with me.
     
  13. Malevolence

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    Just watched Ep.2 and the launching of the dead into space actually made me laugh, so I think I'll give it a chance.
     
  14. SexyGreyFox

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    Weirdo :)
    We scattered my Mums ashes at Fenton Cemetery on Monday and just as they're going down the wind got worse and blew them all over the place.
    We then released a balloon and it got stuck in a tree, she would have loved it.
     
  15. Malevolence

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    I know you shouldn't laugh, but stuff like that does lighten the day up. We had a similar experience when scattering my Great Uncle's remains at sea. Him being lifelong Royal Navy, served the entirety of WWII and stayed in afterwards, he wanted to be scattered at sea to be with all the mates he lost. A friend of the family took us out into the North Sea in his trawler and just as my Grandad begin to scatter the ashes an ungodly gust of wind came out of nowhere and blew them back and scattered them all over the deck. Cue my Grandad rather loudly, and partly in Anglo-Saxon, accusing his Brother of always being a stubborn sod when it came to getting into the water.
     
  16. Tony Edwards

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    Im quite liking it if Im honest.
     
  17. v0n

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    It is, by far, the worst TV show with big(ish) name actors created in this century. You can still hear the screaming of a TV exec who passed on "The Orville" and now yells at his subordinates to bring him "sci fi ship comedy thing" at all cost during the opening credits. What bet has Hugh Laurie lost to be in it we'll never know. Every single character is top level annoying. Absolutely no character to root for. No story line or plot other than people annoyingly yelling at each other (for 90 minutes by now). One stupid and physically incorrect "because gravity" mcguffin is currently milked for three episodes ad infinitum as two separate "plots". It is such a car crash you just have to watch it like a deer hypnotised by bright headlights of a fast approaching car.

    Also Joshua Gad. How is this individual still employable? Amazing.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2020
  18. JasMan101

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    Gave up after watching the first episode
     
  19. Glanza

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    It comes across as Veep in space but without the charm that Veep had, the shaky cam then zoom in that they've kept feels weird in this setting too.
     
  20. TheVoice

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    I think I've given up on this after the second episode, it isn't funny and almost all the characters are terrible.