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This Time with Alan Partridge
« on: February 25, 2019, 23:12:21 PM »
First one of six tonight.


Thoughts?  Didn’t seem to start off that promisingly, but from the brilliant gag where he thought he was talking over the phone line to a texter it got better.  Seems like it’ll take a while to bed in and it’s probably unlikely to be considered on a par with Knowing Me... and I’m Alan Partridge;  I’ve got a feeling repeat viewings may peel away some of the more subtle jokes such was the pace of the script.



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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 19:15:31 PM »
I only watched the first 15 minutes. I didn't much like it unfortunately.


I loved the books, loved the first sitcom format series and quite liked the second. The chat show format was brilliant. I liked Mid Morning Matters.


But 'This Time' seemed really cold and staged. There's a new dismal charmlessness about Alan which I found quite off-putting. Interestingly I had the same experience tuning into Dave Lee Travis on some local station a few years ago.

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 08:02:38 AM »
My recorder decided to not record the first episode so need to find it on iPlayer - number 2 recorded last night OK I think.


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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 11:31:58 AM »
Second one a bit hit and miss again.  Where it did hit I was guffawing, and generally the more subtle jokes seem to work much better than the more "obvious" gags.

Overall, though, for me it certainly doesn't have the relentless hit-rate of the...yes, earlier, funnier stuff.
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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 14:49:19 PM »
2 episodes in for me, wont be going for 3.
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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 23:08:15 PM »
I'm really enjoying it. Alan is Alan, making his audience uncomfortable since the mid nineties.


The star for me is his side-kick on the sofa. Encapsulates the afternoon t  presenter to a tee
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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 09:48:23 AM »
Umm

He is aping "The one show" and "BBC breakfast show" and he is doing it brilliantly, somehow though I can not watch it.

I really enjoyed Warren with Martin Clunes in though.

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 10:39:16 AM »
I genuinely think its impossible to top the series when he was holed up in the Travel Tavern. Absolute genius.

This new series just seems forced to me
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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 11:13:55 AM »
Yeah, the Linford Travel Tavern series was golden age Partridge. I didn't think Ep1 of 'This Time' really worked, but Ep2 I enjoyed a lot more. Will stick around for another week.
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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 11:40:48 AM »
Agree that its hit and miss, but there have been some laugh out loud moments that make the more "painful" parts watchable....

Sticking around for more (but have to be in the right mood)
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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 15:24:38 PM »
Agree that its hit and miss, but there have been some laugh out loud moments that make the more "painful" parts watchable....

Sticking around for more (but have to be in the right mood)


Very much agree.  The third seemed the weakest of the lot so far.  Such was the genius of the early radio shows, The Day Today, Knowing Me Knowing You and I'm Alan Partridge (as Jonners mentioned) they might have a bit of an albatross effect on this show, as it's nowhere near in the same league.


There is subtle, clever stuff for sure, and repeat viewings may reap rewards, but rightly or wrongly do I also sense some industry in-jokery going on..?  Dunno - suffice to say it's getting by with a fair bit of goodwill.
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