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Old 27-08-2004, 22:11   #1
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"Green Wing" C4

having suffered a billion different and totally unfunny adverts that c4 has forced on practically every break, is there any hope for this show whatsoever?

it looks absolutely dire imo. isn't 9:30pm friday the usual slot for Will and Grace ? why is that slot always used for awful programming....
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Old 27-08-2004, 22:25   #2
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There was even an ad for this at the cinema when I went to see Motorcycle Diaries this evening.
No-one laughed, although I'm not sure if anyone was paying full attention.
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Old 27-08-2004, 22:34   #3
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Looks like they're trying to make a UK Scrubs equivilant (well, based in a hospital anyway).

Will give it a go, it *could* be good.
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Old 27-08-2004, 23:29   #4
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The adverts I've seen for green wing have been absolute tripe! I thought it was supposed to be another comedy sketch show, is it supposed to be based around a hospital then?
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Old 27-08-2004, 23:32   #5
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Looks like they're trying to make a UK Scrubs equivilant (well, based in a hospital anyway).

Will give it a go, it *could* be good.
I've been "Tivo'ing" and watching Scrubs every day, can't imagine it will half as good.
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Old 28-08-2004, 00:06   #6
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Got to admit, as dire as some of the ads have been, some have been funny, I'll give it a shot...looks better than NY-LON atleast
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Old 28-08-2004, 11:15   #7
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It's got some great comedy actors involved, including the lovely Mark Heap, so I'll give it a go.
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Old 28-08-2004, 11:23   #8
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Radiotimes was raving about this in the current issue, the reviewer reckons its the best comedy for yonks, its got a cracking cast so i'm looking forward to it
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Old 28-08-2004, 11:36   #9
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I've been "Tivo'ing" and watching Scrubs every day, can't imagine it will half as good.
I'm not expecting it to be at all, Scrubs is one of my favourite comedies; was just pointing out that that they might be trying to play of Scrubs' success.

And Mark Heap
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Bumping this as it's on tonight
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It looks pretty arse, but I'll give the first one a go.
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the billboard ads are enough to put me off. see them all the way to work and all they make me think of is trying too hard to be funny its not funny
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Old 03-09-2004, 20:24   #13
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I thought the ads were quite funny...

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so spot the editors who just got a new retiming plugin

ooh look we can speed stuff up

aah look we can do super slow mo

ooh look we can speed stu.....

[repeat incessantly]

I'm hoping for a few jokes soon
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i got as far as the first ad break. and i was cringing for every second up to it.

great cast;
drab and uninspired writing;
simply the worst editing i have EVER seen. EVER. and i've watched a LOT of crap in my time.

i really hope its only an hour long as a one off, because it's just dreadful tv. oh look a new season of scrubs has started, i wonder which i'll watch....
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seems absolutely terrible to me. And it lasts a whole hour
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Absolutely agree JayX with each of your points - Some great members in the cast, awful jokes and completely off-putting and awful editing.

Shame on you Channel 4
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Oh my god this is absolutely awful. I hadn't got high hopes for it anyway, but its terrible. Nothing about it is even remotely amusing,, I didn't think smack the pony was funny, but this is bad bad bad. They haven't actually altered their writing style at all, its a sitcom... where are the characters, where is the plot? Its just a series of 10 seconds skits set in a hospital.

Its even worse than TLC (the bbc2 sitcom from about 18 months back)
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Christ - Green Wing?...more like Brown Eye
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Its definately cringeworthy It doesnt flow and appears to me to be a series of badly joined sketches.
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