Green Wing

I really struggle with Stephen Mangan.

If he were chocolate he’d eat himself.

Yeah I get that. Guy Secretan is a fantastic character though.

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Statham and Joanna’s relationship is incredible, the way it matures as a full-blown emotional arc out of the silly sketches at the start as the season progresses is a masterful piece of comedy writing.

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Mark Heap plays the same character in anything he’s ever in… and it’s always brilliant.

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Yeah it was great. Spot on ensemble cast, surreal flourishes, and still some story lines you kind of cared about.

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I met him once and he’s exactly the same in real life. Remains my best ever celebrity encounter.

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He used to have a flat in Bath and came into the pub I was working just before one Christmas to order some micro casks we used to sell. When he came back with his young daughter to pick them up I was there and took him to the place we kept them out the back. He then noticed that instead of labelling them ‘Mark Heap’, I’d written ‘Mr Lizard’ on the post-it. He looked all wistful and said ‘Ahhh Mr Lizard, thank you for that, everyone normally talks about Brian’. He then proceeded to try and get his daughter (aged roughly 7) to lift a micro cask and did his weird little growly voice thing saying ‘go on, lift it!’ Never saw him again after that. Made my year.

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S1 was brilliant.

Not sure I’d like to go back though.

It hasn’t aged badly at all. S2 does tend to go off the surreal deep end compared to S1 but still has its moments.

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My mum fucking LOVED it.

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I mean what I’m saying, Funkhauser, is you have the taste in comedy of a 68 year old woman :wink:

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Going to bump this to share my frankly excellent Mark Heap anecdote with the daytime set. Absolutely shameless.

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Not 100% true.

Light/lite entertainment

The first season is perfect. Hard to have a fave character, most are superb.

Guy fucking his mum in the final episode is one of the best end of season bombshells ever. Should have ended it there

talking of Mark Heap, anyone seen Friday Night Dinner?

its a lot funnier than I expected

I saw a couple and really enjoyed them, but didn’t keep up. I want to go back and watch them with the new series now out.

I watched a few episodes for the first time last week, I didn’t think it was great. Mark Heap was probably the best bit, I liked how he was too afraid to pat his own dog.

yeah I didnt even realise there was a new one so that was a nice surprise