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25 Dec 09 21:52
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I'll be amazed if people didn't switch it off after 15 minutes
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Report Xyloph December 25, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
Royle Family was seriously good
Report Hove_Park_Upper_School December 25, 2009 10:38 PM GMT
I've never seen it before, but the rest of the family wanted to watch it, so I sat through it and thought it was bloody hilarious!
Report TheMadness December 25, 2009 10:38 PM GMT
It was appalling. It's tragic what has happened to that show.
Report Shay Venkuhnt December 25, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
from bad to awful
Report billy the fish December 26, 2009 1:39 AM GMT
it was class 1 of the best ever
Report blink87 December 26, 2009 7:30 AM GMT
"Never seen it before" is the key here. Whether funny or not it's not the Royle family anymore.

Dave used to be a fairly shrewd operator (own van, dj-ing etc) now he's just a bloody half-wit. Same with Denise. She was just lazy, now she's an idiot.

Dumbed down comedy.
Report blink87 December 26, 2009 7:34 AM GMT
Good to see Joe from next-door back though. :D
Report Cubanpete December 26, 2009 7:46 AM GMT
If I was still awake after 15 minutes I would've switched it off. Luckilly for me I fell asleep.
Report five leaves left December 26, 2009 8:28 AM GMT
It was slated by many, but last year was much better.
Report thurnscoe thunder December 26, 2009 10:56 AM GMT
Agree think it was absolute rubbish.

Did see a bit of the Catherine Tate one later on, dont watch her but thought it was funny
Report five leaves left December 26, 2009 11:02 AM GMT
I blame all the moaners.
Last years show was great because it slipped into farce as Fawlty Towers often did,
This year was very subdued and very average.
Report blackpood December 26, 2009 11:02 AM GMT
Sight of Jim with skid marks in his underpants while having a sh!te in caravan, was funny imo, but was fairly tame in general.
Report irchester December 26, 2009 11:52 AM GMT
royal family was awesome!
Report airbag December 26, 2009 12:17 PM GMT
thought it was great. As good as ever.
Report McNabbToOwens December 26, 2009 1:10 PM GMT
horrendous viewing bordering on embarrassing tv imo
Report shrewdbury December 26, 2009 1:18 PM GMT
Funny how this often splits opinion this show. As a fan I have to say I was a bit disappointed this year. Mind you I found all the comedy shows this year were poor - Gavin and Stacey didn't make me laugh once, and Catherine Tate's thing just seemed odd, and not at all funny. Out of the three I still prefered the Royle Family, but not saying that much.

Funny enough on the early figures RF hasn't done that bad, and could still end up winning it!
Report Mr Ed December 26, 2009 1:44 PM GMT
RF was worst ever.
G+S was pretty good
CT was superb
Report shrewdbury December 26, 2009 3:04 PM GMT
I don't get CT at all - what exactly is funny?
Report GeorgeBrush December 26, 2009 3:25 PM GMT
That character she did on X Factor was canny
Report TheMadness December 26, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
I thought last years was mediocre. You'd have thought the criticisms of it would have led to a bit more effort this year, but you felt as though you were watching a parody of The Royle Family rather than the real thing. It just doesn't seem to work very well when they're out of the living room.
Report Gary Binosh December 26, 2009 8:22 PM GMT
Thoroughly enjoyed it as always
Report Cider December 28, 2009 8:43 AM GMT
Outnumbered the best Xmas tv show; by a mile.
Report Asparagus Man December 28, 2009 8:49 AM GMT
I thought the Royle family was very funny in bits, but I agree with TM that is struggles outside of the living room. Whereas before the humour used to have a certain charm to it I did feel this time they were just picking off some pretty easy targets in terms of gags - it felt almost vindictive at times.

An hour is too long as well.
Report laughing gravy December 28, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
Last year was so dire, so unfunny and so out of tune with the narrative and character development of everything we had seen before (since when had Dave become retarded?) that I refused to watch this Christmas - and I'm a fan - every episode on DVD/box set etc.

Last year was like watching an old and valued friend being humiliated. I just wasn't going to put myself through it again this year.
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