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Old August 28 2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Touch of Cloth

Anyone seen this?

I can't decide if it's brilliant or the dumbest piece of shit I've ever seen. Uber-pun intensive, almost in a Police Academy way, kind of drowns out whatever message there was imo ("cop shows suck" mainly I suppose).

Kind of entertaining, but not really that funny. On the other hand maybe that was intentional also, poking fun at comedy by pretending to be funny while being a kind of shit comedy?

Maybe too many layers there for my simple mind to understand or I'm overthinking it.
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Old August 28 2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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I recorded the first part and watched it last night and am doing the same with the second part tonight.

It's a bit too over the top in my opinion but I got that just from the trailer. Having seen the first episode just confirms it.
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Old August 28 2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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I haven't seen part 2 yet but I did enjoy part 1. I think they were going for an Airplane/ Naked Gun vibe of throwing as many jokes as possible at the viewer, so that if one joke bombs, don't worry, there'll be another along in a minute.

A lot of the visual jokes were the best - especially the ones about the photos of Piers Morgan.
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Old August 29 2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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I really enjoyed seeing this. It definitely had an Airplane vibe to it, as the silliness just kept coming thick and fast.
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Old August 29 2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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I just started watching the first episode and getting a very Airplane! vibe from it. I'm loving how silly it is.
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Old August 29 2012, 10:17 PM   #6
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I don't have Sky, but I've seen the trailers on other channels, and this looks great fun. I assume it'll end up repeated on a regular Freeview channel eventually.

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Old August 29 2012, 10:31 PM   #7
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The first part was much better than the second.
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Old August 30 2012, 10:04 AM   #8
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I confused myself by catching a repeat on Sky 2 that had both parts together, so I thought there would be more next week! I did read that they were making two more two-parters though.

Sky's comedy output seems to have dramtically improved over the last 12 months.
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Old August 30 2012, 10:34 AM   #9
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Awful.
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Old August 30 2012, 10:40 AM   #10
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I confused myself by catching a repeat on Sky 2 that had both parts together, so I thought there would be more next week! I did read that they were making two more two-parters though.

Sky's comedy output seems to have dramtically improved over the last 12 months.
They already picked up a second series but I don't know how many are in this series.
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Old October 19 2012, 07:49 PM   #11
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I really enjoyed the first 2 parter and it looks like they're continuing the same style with the second one.



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Old October 22 2012, 02:14 AM   #12
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Sorry miss read the title, thought it was 'touching cloth'
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Old October 22 2012, 04:43 AM   #13
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Never heard of this show, but that trailer looks OK
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Old October 22 2012, 07:09 AM   #14
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Loved it -and police procedurals have not been the same ever since I saw Cloth
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Old October 22 2012, 07:15 AM   #15
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Sorry miss read the title, thought it was 'touching cloth'
Of couse that (and A Touch of Frost) are what it's playing on.

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Never heard of this show, but that trailer looks OK
It's Charlie Brooker's show for Sky One. They've done 1 two parter apparently there's this, one more then a feature length one in the works, so far.
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