Posts Tagged ‘Come Fly With Me’

Come Fly With Me – Update

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I have stopped watching CFWM. I sat through the 4th episode last week and was so uninspired I didn’t even think about blogging it. If it improves again, please let me know, but for now, this panda is out.

Review – Come Fly With Me (S01Ep03)

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Penny on the look out for people travelling above their class.

This week:
We meet three new characters, a baggage handler father and son team, and Great British Air’s First Class Cabin Crew member, Penny. Precious doesn’t work and praises the Lord, that ugly married couple have a bad holiday, Tommy gets promoted and nothing really funny happens.

Pluses:
The baggage handlers made me smile.
Tommy’s three stars and his training the new guy (same joke though).
Fearghal’s Italian meal.
Penny.
Rupert Grints. (sic)

Minuses:
Same jokes as the past few weeks.
Melody and Keeley didn’t really gel this week.
Customs joke has been done to death.
Lack of interest in most of the characters.
Same old same old.

A person I follow on The Twitters said it was a brilliant episode, yet I found it lack luster yet again. Either they aren’t taking the jokes far enough or I am just not recognising the jokes. I really hope it steps up this week, as it is in a downward helix at the moment.

#oneandahalfpandastellingthesamejokes

Review – Come Fly With Me (S01Ep02)

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

I was personally picked by Omar for FlyLo Hotties. #shudder

This week:
The Queen comes to the aeroport. David Schwimmer gets caught in customs. Precious praises the Lord. Pirates. Gay experiences and a wing falls off.

Pluses:
We meet some more of the characters.
Tommy learning to work in fast food so he can become a pilot.
Luggage limits.
Fergahl.
Flylo.co.uk.com.net.org.com.com
Melody and Keeely arc.

Minuses:
Just not as funny this week.
Too over the top.
I still don’t like Omar and it just took his segment too far.
Same jokes different tag line.

This week just didn’t really gel for me. I had no laugh out loud moments like I did last week – which was a real shame as I really wanted to love it and laugh myself silly. Disappointing.

#twosadpandas

Review – Come Fly With Me (S01Ep01)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Looks like someone has been getting lessons from the TSA.

Synopsis:
This is the new show by Matt Lucas and David Walliams – the brilliant minds and performers who brought us Little Britain. Using an aeroport, they introduce a wide variety of characters and we follow them through their day, a la Airport UK.

This week:
We get to meet the cast of characters.
Loved the stereotyping – so wrong yet so right.
Pussy Wagon!
Dog popsicle.
Martin Clune (very funny to me as we were talking about a guy who looks like Martin Clune while walking back from the NYE Fireworks last night).
Checkin chicks.
Fergahl.
Precious.
Pat downs.

Minuses:
Was a little slow to get going.
I didn’t like the character Omar – but I think it is a take on the guy who started EasyJet.

I can see this being a show that quickly becomes a part of our lives in the same way Little Britain brought us so many lines and characters. This episode didn’t see us meet all the characters just yet, so there is more new ones to come, but I already have my favourites. Just like in Little Britain, some characters have their own arcs that they will be playing out. The one character I really wished they had of done is the guy who looks after the pets/animals in the Airport UK show. I think that would have been a hoot.

#fourpandastravellingonOurLadyAirline

PS. Not sure who will be releasing this in Australia – but my guess would be SBS or ABC.