Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Green Wing

  1. #1
    kiss my sweaty balls benzss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,455
    Credits
    40,414
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Green Wing

    How many people here have seen this absolutely brilliant comedy series?

    For those of you who are unfortunately ignorant, the show is set largely in a hospital and follows various characters in an ensemble fashion (so you have surgeons, anaesthetists, student doctors, staff liaisons etc) in a sort of sketch format... that is to say, the plot is less important than the set-piece jokes. Also, in case you were wondering, it's nothing like Scrubs, since none of the storylines really relate to medicine at all. This could just as easily be based in, I dunno, an airport.

    Anyway it has some of the funniest lines of any comedy TV series I've seen (and I've seen a lot of them) so I encourage you all to seek it out. The only downside is that, like most British sitcoms, it is very short; there are only two seasons of around 10 episodes each, but that just means the humour is very consistent and packed in.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    35
    Credits
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by benzss View Post
    the show is set largely in a hospital
    I'm sorry, I just can't stand shows that take place in hospitals. It's too cliche these days.

  3. #3
    Band simonj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Thicket of Solitude
    Posts
    9,882
    Credits
    1,615
    Trophies
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    I'm sorry, I just can't stand shows that take place in hospitals. It's too cliche these days.
    This is the opposite of cliche. Also, this sitcom predates Scrubs I think (possibly same year as first series).

    Either way, it's a very surreal series (and I mean properly so, not by making the main character a bit of a twat who says stupid things), it has a slight sketch show feel, although it's definitely a sitcom. Anyway, I feel I'm just repeating benzss now so I'll stop.

    Quote Originally Posted by benzss View Post
    The only downside is that, like most British sitcoms, it is very short; there are only two seasons of around 10 episodes each, but that just means the humour is very consistent and packed in.
    While this may be true, each episode is about 50 minutes long, and then there is an extra episode that is about 90 minutes, so there's not really any shortage of it to go around.

  4. #4
    kiss my sweaty balls benzss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,455
    Credits
    40,414
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    I'm sorry, I just can't stand shows that take place in hospitals. It's too cliche these days.
    I can assure you nothing about this series is cliche...

  5. #5
    windmills of your mind Think's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    a wheel within a wheel never ending nor beginning on an ever spinning reel
    Posts
    2,041
    Credits
    624
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Yes, this is a fantastic show; all us Brits know where it is at. LargeDuck can do a spot on Alan Statham impression. Actually terrifying. "I, I s-s-suppose you're thinking....."

  6. #6
    Band simonj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Thicket of Solitude
    Posts
    9,882
    Credits
    1,615
    Trophies
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Think View Post
    Yes, this is a fantastic show; all us Brits know where it is at. LargeDuck can do a spot on Alan Statham impression. Actually terrifying. "I, I s-s-suppose you're thinking....."
    Mark Heap is a genius though.

Similar Threads

  1. The Green Hornet
    By Mr. E in forum Entertainment Alley
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-21-2008, 06:43 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •