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Posted by biscuit (U14743676) on Monday, 1st October 2012
I only knew there had been a row about the writing of the series when I tried to find out who wrote tonight's episode. It was so bad as to be untrue, an excruciatingly 'funny' section with a dog and a bath would have been deemed poor at a school panto. A plot line so unbelievable that it had to have lots of reaction shots at the denouement to show the characters listening had not fallen asleep. Truly, deeply abysmal, I know now why actors are quitting the show. It's complete rubbish. A subplot about footballing kids had all the hallmarks of a back of the envelope scrawl after a long lunch piece of writing. What has gone wrong with BBC drama?
Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
I hope the makers of Coronation Street took note as the dog and the bath storyline seems similar to Schmeichel jumping in the bath.
The loads of reaction shots - wouldn't a screen freeze on a laugh have sufficed (as parodied in 'Police Squad!'?)
Posted by bobB (U15297868) on Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
I could not agree more, how do these programmes get to screen, someone along the line must know they are rubbish. A case of take the moneyand run or just a lack of creative minds? This used to be such a good programme, what went wrong?
Posted by Peta - Ex-BBC host (U24) on Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
there's already a discussion about New Tricks, so please join in the existing discussion, here
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