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Lazarus and the Gimp
29-09-2010, 18:37:04
Best TV serial I've seen in years. Tremendous naturalistic acting, sympathetic direction. Total brilliance.

Nills Lagerbaak
30-09-2010, 08:02:23
Only seen the first episode but was very disappointed, especially after the brilliance of the film. Felt like I'd seen it all before; the style, the gags the story line. Felt kind of like a bad Grange Hill from the early years.

I should add though that I am told it gets better...

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-09-2010, 17:48:40
It certainly does. The first episode is the comic relief before the storm.

Walrus Feeder
30-09-2010, 23:43:09
Thought it was all very impressive, with episodes 2 & 3 being the best. Saw the original film a year or so ago and liked other Shane Meadows stuff like A Room For Romeo Brass and particularly Dead Mans Shoes.
Great characters and mixed a lot of themes and emotions in a compelling but bleak 80's northern landscape. It was filmed around Sheffield as recognised teh Park Hill Estate which which in one of teh Arctic Monkeys videos and which coincidently also featured the actor Stephen Graham. Expect the box set will be out for Christmas!