I enjoyed it, although I wish it could have been a bit longer - but then I say that about most Mischief! (Apart from MGW, which I would prefer to be shorter!) I think going down the keeping it simple route this time, i.e. one set & no CGI, was a good idea. The biggest issues I had with PPGW & ACCGW was that each of them towards the end abandoned the main set & in careering around rather lost the plot.
I was expecting an introduction to Vanessa but we didn't get one. I guess that means that still I'm free to assume that she could be the same-named character that Bryony played in the MGW try-outs 18 months ago, until Mischief tell us otherwise! Being someone who takes an unenthusiastic view of the fuss over Christmas, my favourite bit may have been Henry L's drunken rant against Amazon & co. near the end! Although Henry S finally being the one to get stripped down to his boxers ran it close!
Really enjoyed it tonight. I didn’t think the Christmas Carol one they did was particularly good and the concept definitely works best on stage. However this was 30 minutes of good silly fun and I laughed out loud a number of times.
Post by theatremadness on Dec 23, 2019 22:53:25 GMT
Had such a brilliant laugh watching this tonight with my Mum. Just what we needed at this time of year after the year it’s been!! Big fan of the Mischief lot and I think their TV stuff works best in short half hour bursts like this. Excited for the rest of the series!
Did anyone else feel this wasn’t meant to be the first episode of the series? Some of the references within it seemed to speak as if there had been previous episodes.
Yes, it was clearly meant to be the final episode. The "welcome back" was the initial giveaway, but the "we've had enough complaints this series" comment really made this obvious.
Mischief did expect the series to broadcast this autumn, they even filmed different openings on at least one episode on the basis that it might have been broadcast over Halloween.
I found this episode far stronger than PPGW and ACCGW, so I'm hopeful they've found their feet with TV now. I think the main strength here is the "we are performing it to an audience" gimmick being played - as it allows them to tap into the usual stage humour of having audience reactions rather than pretend there is no audience (which I think made CCGW suffer slightly).
Finally got around to watching the 1st episode. A really funny 30 minutes of tv which I enjoyed far more than their Christmas Carol show. I’ll definitely be tuning in from the 3rd Jan for the other episodes which I hope will be just as good.
Pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this, really has me looking forward to the rest of the series. I don't think their comedy translated very well to TV in the previous two shows, but this was a huge step up in quality. Really laughed out loud several times.
(Bonus points for stripping Henry Shields to his pants. If they want to make that a regular thing, like Henry Lewis being the shouty one in everything, then I'd be fine with that.)
Between the TV series, Magic Goes Wrong in the West End and Peter Pan Goes Wrong in Chester, I'll be having a Mischief-heavy January.
I’m not sure it worked. I felt I got more out of it having seen the stage shows, whereas the family didn’t quite get it. I think it works best when you can see the audience, giving it a real stage performance feel. A live TV special could work too. But when it’s pre-recorded and in a studio (even with studio audience) the whole ‘goes wrong’ concept is harder to buy into.
I loved it and I can't wait for more to come! I insisted on showing my mum so we watched it together for a bit. At first she was like "...meh" until the snowman part, then she perked up, then got bored again.
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