Page 1 of [VIDEO] The Outlaws
Stephen Merchants new show, pure genius so far, 1st 2 episodes on iplayer
Saw the first ep. Thought it was pretty good. Writing is quite sharp - which you might expect from someone like Steven Merchant. They've always got to be a bit careful that they don't go a bit Grange Hill with British made stuff.
1/2 way through first one, though, hmm, it's ok, I may as well stick with it, glad I did, really enjoyed the 2nd half of it :) I guess that's the good/bad thing of internet, if i had watched it just on strength of tv guide, I probably would have given up to watch one of the other billion things on my to watch list which are so easily accessible, but as my esteemed forum mates had thumbs upped it, it got benefit of doubt :)
3rd episode, fabulous stuff, such well rounded characters that you care about, hilarious and heart breaking, real Ted Lasso class writing from Merchant and the angry black womans arrest in the 1st couple of minutes fantastic and really looking forward to next one.
On a side note, would love to have been a fly on the wall as Merchant pitched this to Walken, could be a series in itself :)
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We're watching it and it's OK, not loving it as much as you mbilko..
It veers dangerously close to (or passes maybe...) farce/caper at times but there's certainly something about the characters that is endearing.
Walken, though, it fantastic in it - totally steals every scene he is in.
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I am three episodes in now, and it's all just a bit meh really for me. I am finding the characters very one dimensional and unoriginal. Which would be okay if the funny was funnier.
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lol, I just watched 3rd episode and was about to say I'm really enjoying it now, I like the switching between between silly sit-com and gritty drama :)
Im loving it totally, upto episode 5 now and all the characters are damaged but believable and I think well written and rounded, still learning more about them with another big star added to an already top cast, definitely WWAW
Just finished the last episode (6) and it was fantastic :) best episode and for me the series got stronger as it went on, few genuine LOL moments and so happy I found this