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1.01 "Tony" Episode Discussion

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    speedy2k5

    [1]Jan 25, 2007
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    I thought this was a great pilot episode and I think this show has great potential.

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    Domino900

    [2]Jan 25, 2007
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    I thought it was a great episode as well I can't wait till next week.
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    speedy2k5

    [3]Jan 26, 2007
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    Does anyone think it was better than Shameless?
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    Domino900

    [4]Jan 26, 2007
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    I don't really think you can base one episode on 4 series of Shameless maybe when the first series of Skins is over we can decide.
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    speedy2k5

    [5]Jan 26, 2007
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    I guess.. But I think in conparison to Shameless's first episde Skins is the better.
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    naive_amoeba

    [6]Jan 26, 2007
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    I think it was... alright. It has potential, I'm sure.

    The one thing that really made it painful for me, however, was that it felt like it's written by a 40 year old. Like, if you asked your grandmother to write a comedy drama about teenage life, and include lots of sex and drugs, this is what would happen.

    It's just their use of slang that makes it cringing for me. The way they use "spliff" as a verb, and as a generic term for weed. Examples: "Let's go and spliff" or "We'll get her spliffed up" or "I'm going to buy some spliff" etc. It made me wince every time I heard it.

    But there were some funny moments. The bloke in the brothel was quite funny, and the portrayal of the middle-class rich kids was also quite good. I liked Sid, and I liked Cassie. Tony, however, was an utter prick in my eyes. He's meant to be this good looking, suave, debonair character who oozes charisma. Unfortunately, though, he just seemed like a w***er. Also, he has a bit of an odd face that looks like he's continuously frowning. Many of the characters, at least at this point, seem to be basic archetypes, and this makes it remain quite wooden and linear. Plus, Nicholas Hoult can't act for s**t.

    From the previews, I thought it was going to be reaaaaaally raunchy and scandalous, like shameless to a degree. The actual show was quite tame though.

    But still, I'll be watching it next week. I've heard in reviews that it gets significantly better as it goes along.


    Edit/ Oh, and Tony's dad is awesome
    Edited on 01/26/2007 6:58am
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    speedy2k5

    [7]Jan 26, 2007
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    I heard that it improves with time too! I agree with you about Tony's dad and I hope we get to see much more of him! First time I've seen Harry Enfield on TV in a while.
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    Adicted_87

    [8]Jan 27, 2007
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    I thought it was a pretty good pilot episode. I never really watched shameless so i can't compare but this show just seems a lot more interesting to me.
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    Shana868

    [9]Jan 29, 2007
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    naive_amoeba wrote:
    I think it was... alright. It has potential, I'm sure.

    The one thing that really made it painful for me, however, was that it felt like it's written by a 40 year old. Like, if you asked your grandmother to write a comedy drama about teenage life, and include lots of sex and drugs, this is what would happen.

    It's just their use of slang that makes it cringing for me. The way they use "spliff" as a verb, and as a generic term for weed. Examples: "Let's go and spliff" or "We'll get her spliffed up" or "I'm going to buy some spliff" etc. It made me wince every time I heard it.

    But there were some funny moments. The bloke in the brothel was quite funny, and the portrayal of the middle-class rich kids was also quite good. I liked Sid, and I liked Cassie. Tony, however, was an utter prick in my eyes. He's meant to be this good looking, suave, debonair character who oozes charisma. Unfortunately, though, he just seemed like a w***er. Also, he has a bit of an odd face that looks like he's continuously frowning. Many of the characters, at least at this point, seem to be basic archetypes, and this makes it remain quite wooden and linear. Plus, Nicholas Hoult can't act for s**t.

    From the previews, I thought it was going to be reaaaaaally raunchy and scandalous, like shameless to a degree. The actual show was quite tame though.

    But still, I'll be watching it next week. I've heard in reviews that it gets significantly better as it goes along.


    Edit/ Oh, and Tony's dad is awesome


    I agree with a lot of that. Their use of the word 'Spliff' made me cringe every time! Personally I thought the beginning was really slow and trying a bit too hard to impress us but it got better as it went on. The posh kids' party was very realistic, but like you said, this episode was nowhere near as 'hardcore' as I'd come to expect from the adverts.
    The characters all remain largely one-dimensional stereotypes. Sid got better as the episode went on.
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    speedy2k5

    [10]Jan 29, 2007
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    I think the beginning was slow too. He spent about 15 minutes on the phone and it was quite annoying.
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    Shana868

    [11]Jan 29, 2007
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    speedy2k5 wrote:
    I think the beginning was slow too. He spent about 15 minutes on the phone and it was quite annoying.


    Yep, that's the bit I didn't like.
    And may I ask, am I personally living in the darkages or do the majority of teenagers still not have 'put on hold' capacity on their mobile phones? Cause, these kids are supposed to be the ones who go to the 'bogstandard comprehensive'
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    speedy2k5

    [12]Jan 29, 2007
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    Shana868 wrote:
    speedy2k5 wrote:
    I think the beginning was slow too. He spent about 15 minutes on the phone and it was quite annoying.


    Yep, that's the bit I didn't like.
    And may I ask, am I personally living in the darkages or do the majority of teenagers still not have 'put on hold' capacity on their mobile phones? Cause, these kids are supposed to be the ones who go to the 'bogstandard comprehensive'

    Good question!
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    tvfan332

    [13]Jan 30, 2007
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    I watched it on Sunday, (E4 catch up, second chance Sunday or something) and I personally didn't like it, they uesd the word 'Spliff' like 80 times, I did like Cassie and Sid though.
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    speedy2k5

    [14]Jan 30, 2007
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    I agree they used Spliff a bit excessively.
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    javjamoll84

    [15]Feb 4, 2007
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    I didnt really notice the "Spliff" usage in the show.

    But was good episode.
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    speedy2k5

    [16]Feb 5, 2007
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    Second was better but it was a fair pilot.
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    javjamoll84

    [17]Feb 5, 2007
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    speedy2k5 wrote:
    Second was better but it was a fair pilot.


    Pretty true but most get better in the rest of the first season then go down hill 2 onward and some manage to climb back up in the in the 3rd.
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    speedy2k5

    [18]Feb 5, 2007
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    I don't know.. Charmed was good for four seasons. Shameless is still good in its fourth season...
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    javjamoll84

    [19]Feb 5, 2007
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    ive never seen shameless, is it supossed to be good?

    its always on but never manage to watch it.

    Charmed is always good
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    speedy2k5

    [20]Feb 5, 2007
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    Shameless is cool. It's similar to Skins it's fantastic!

    Charmed is cool, yah!
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