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Old 08-02-2014, 10:22   #1
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Inside Room 9 (Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith)

Anyone else catch this on BBC2 this week? A new anthology comedy show from the former League of Gentlemen. I rather enjoyed, not really laugh out loud but both amusing and sinister.

Most of the action this week took place inside a wardrobe and the rest inside the same room and it had a real Tales of the Unexpected feel to it.

Terrific cast too, including Tim Key, Annie Reid and Timothy West.

Different story each week, definitely worth a look.
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Old 08-02-2014, 20:38   #2
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Yeah this was absolutely fantastic. Proper one act play type affair. Brilliantly written and acted and it all built up slowly but surely to a great conclusion.

I can't wait for the next one as I've heard it's even better. Fab loose concept for a show too.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:19   #3
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Didn't find it funny so was unimpressed, Loved Psychoville though so will stick with it, twist at end wasn't bad.
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Old 10-02-2014, 13:22   #4
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I've just watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems a bit strange at first, but once the little bits of family history and personalities started appearing it really springs into life.

And as for Ophelia Lovibond as Rachel
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Old 12-02-2014, 22:36   #5
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A total masterpiece this week. Brilliant stuff.
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Old 12-02-2014, 22:44   #6
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Really enjoyed the first one, the second though is probably the best 30 mins of tv I've seen in ages.
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Old 13-02-2014, 09:54   #7
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I loved this week's and was caught totally unawares by the ending.

Another series has already been commissioned, which is great.
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This weeks was truly excellent. Great stuff.
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This is a nice oddity. I second the comments about the actress who played Rachel in the first episode. Holy moly..
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Yesterday's one was even better than last week's

The whole dog sequence was genius
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Isn't it frustrating when you watch a television programme and nobody you know has watched it. Nobody to discuss it with. I thought last nights episode was the best tele I have seen in ages.
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Just watched it. I liked ep1 but the second episode was genius. We are truly living in an age of brilliant TV.
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It's Inside No 9 btw.
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Personally I enjoyed the first episode more than the second, I thought it was a great half hour of TV, whereas the second just seemed like a cross between The Plank and Rififi.
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Old 18-02-2014, 00:34   #15
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It's Inside No 9 btw.
So it is!

Great use of Rachmaninoff this week, along with All By Myself which is based on it.

After 2 episodes, this is now a show I'll be looking forward to each week
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Brilliantly written and acted TV. It's been incredibly slick and very funny. Great stuff. Does anyone think there is some cynical BBC influence on aspects of the writing to sell it abroad, though?

In the first ep, the father mentioned "hide and go seek" which is clearly an Americanism and nobody calls it that in the UK (not even the upper middle classes I'd warrant), or am I just getting old?
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Outstanding tonight - Shearsmith is genuinely an excellent actor. Thought the premise and script were really strong.

Probably a damming view of the way we watch tv now, but this is one of the only programmes that makes me put my phone away and focus my full attention on the screen.

Loved it.
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kevinsm - totally agree, I thought the last five minutes of tonight's episode were genuinely moving.
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This week's was definitely food for thought.

I was trying to work out
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In the first ep, the father mentioned "hide and go seek" which is clearly an Americanism and nobody calls it that in the UK (not even the upper middle classes I'd warrant), or am I just getting old?
I can't speak for the UK but in Ireland it's always been known as "hide and go seek" (which I believe is a different game to Sardines).

Haven't watched ep 3 yet but the first two were pretty good.
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