Rab C. Nesbitt is the best British comedy series ever....

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Rab C. Nesbitt is the best British comedy series ever....

Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:30 pm

....possibly?

Just been watching them all again and it's bloody fantastic! My arguments to back up my subject statement are as follows:

- The storylines are great, a similar theme runs throughout but there is always something fresh
- The characters are amazing, some you love, some you hate but you have to have empathy for all of them
- It's a brilliantly perfect political and social commentary of the late 80s / early 90s for not just Govan & Scotland but for the UK in general
- It has a large number of spit your drink out, laugh your b*llocks off moments

Perhaps it doesn't get the credit it deserves due to it being difficult to understand the language at times. Personally, I've not had that problem and (I will tell you this boy) I think it's genius!!
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Post by DPrinny » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:53 pm

NAR M8!!!!
Its on the list quite high thought

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Post by Roo » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:43 pm

It's the biting reality of it that sometimes makes me feel ill at ease. From time to time it transcends comedy and is just too close to what the real-life experience is for many, even today. A lot of it is quality, mind.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:18 pm

Roo wrote:It's the biting reality of it that sometimes makes me feel ill at ease. From time to time it transcends comedy and is just too close to what the real-life experience is for many, even today. A lot of it is quality, mind.
Indeed. Makes you laugh and makes you feel uneasy at the same time. Perhaps not the best recipe for a comedy but it's written so brilliantly.

Any fans should read A Stranger Here Myself: Being the Life Story and Revelations of Mister Rab C.Nesbitt of Govan and Sweet and Tender Hooligan both by Ian Pattison and cracking reads.
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Post by markopoloman » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:56 pm

I've never been able to understand the accents! It's easier to listen to Virgin Media Tech help desk in India :lol:
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Post by the_hawk » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:52 am

Haven't seen it for years, but I was obsessed with Scottish sketch shows like Naked Video and Absolutely around about that time, I remember watching it & thinking it didn't work as well stretched out to full episodes.

Maybe it's time to revisit it.

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Post by David » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:04 pm

As a Govanite myself and a former Govan high school pupil, I used to love this!!

Sadly none of his kind around in govan these days, replaced by junkies and romanians

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:34 pm

Comedy series ? Thought it was a docusoap

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Post by Negative Creep » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:52 pm

If I had to pick on I'd go for Blackadder. Constantly shifted things around to keep it fresh, razor sharp humour, great cameos and quite possible the greatest ending to any TV show ever. I would have gone fro Red Dward but series 7 and 8 were so awful they almost spoilt what came before it
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Post by jdanddiet » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:26 pm

psj3809 wrote:Comedy series ? Thought it was a docusoap
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