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This continues to be a weak series. The tasks have been pretty poor, the solutions neither witty nor that inventive and the chemistry just isn't there between the 5. All seems rather tired. Still better than most things on TV but way below the normal Taskmaster levels. 

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I think they should branch out a bit more with the casting, which is still primarily comedians. The Christmas Special last year was really good, and most of the contestants for that were much more varied.

 

I’ve said it before in here but if I was an A-List movie star, I’d do two vanity projects for free - a series of Taskmaster, and ‘murderer of the week’ on Midsomer.

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I did wonder if Peter Crouch would appear at some point after he and Alex worked together on the BBC Euros late night show over the summer.

 

Comedians are obviously a good fit for their spontaneity, but think there are plenty of good options beyond the world of comedy without things scraping the barrel. Just need people who don’t take things too seriously, and don’t mind being made to look daft.

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Not been feeling this series at all. I thought I'd enjoy Victoria being on it, but she doesn't appear to be half as intelligent as I imagined she would be. I hate Alan Davis with a passion. I've no idea who the American girl is. Guz is really irritating. Why does he talk with that weird fake accent that 12 year old white boys use when they think they are some kind of black gangster rapper? But sound more like an idiotic Ali G. It makes him sound like a bell end.

 

 Morgana was the only one I liked. Didn't have a clue who she was, but she amused me. 

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23 minutes ago, SteveH said:

Not been feeling this series at all. I thought I'd enjoy Victoria being on it, but she doesn't appear to be half as intelligent as I imagined she would be. I hate Alan Davis with a passion. I've no idea who the American girl is. Guz is really irritating. Why does he talk with that weird fake accent that 12 year old white boys use when they think they are some kind of black gangster rapper? But sound more like an idiotic Ali G. It makes him sound like a bell end.

 

 Morgana was the only one I liked. Didn't have a clue who she was, but she amused me. 

I disagree with much of this, but that's fine. However, if you liked Morgana then maybe check out Vic and Bob's magnificent House of Fools. It's ace, supremely silly, and she's so much fun in it (small part, but absolute scene-stealer much of the time).

 

 

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3 hours ago, SteveH said:

Not been feeling this series at all. I thought I'd enjoy Victoria being on it, but she doesn't appear to be half as intelligent as I imagined she would be. I hate Alan Davis with a passion. I've no idea who the American girl is. Guz is really irritating. Why does he talk with that weird fake accent that 12 year old white boys use when they think they are some kind of black gangster rapper? But sound more like an idiotic Ali G. It makes him sound like a bell end.

 

 Morgana was the only one I liked. Didn't have a clue who she was, but she amused me. 

Also, and this probably won't help for obvious reasons, but here's Morgana on Alan Davis As Yet Untitlted. It starts rather slowly, but is well worth a watch. As I've got older I feel a kinship with certain people, and she's definitely one of them. I reckon she'd be so much fun to hang around with.

 

 

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On 14/11/2021 at 15:07, Fry Crayola said:

I fear bland, mainly. There's plenty of funny people who'd be a good fit, and I think the New Year special did well on that front by getting good personalities in, particularly Rylan Clark-Neal and Nicola Coughlan. 


I’m hoping there’s some random Hollywood fans of the show, like how Jon Hamm and Paul Rudd ended up on Travel Man.

 

Greg: “Welcome this series guests, Eddie Izzard, Matt Berry, Dawn French, Julia Stevenson and, for some reason we can’t even begin to understand, Vince Vaughn.”

 

Although, thinking of Travel Man, Richard Ayoade would be good value. Reckon he’d start off thinking (and acting like) the show was beneath him, but like the football game with Frank Skinner in Zurich, he’d get super competitive within three tasks.

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10 hours ago, MarkN said:

Also, and this probably won't help for obvious reasons, but here's Morgana on Alan Davis As Yet Untitlted. It starts rather slowly, but is well worth a watch. As I've got older I feel a kinship with certain people, and she's definitely one of them. I reckon she'd be so much fun to hang around with.

 

 

 

Morgana was good fun on Travel Man, as well. Worth a look.

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When they read the task I felt sure there would be a second part or something as I was certain I had downed a pint with my mouth open. I then started to question everything, had I imagined it? Was it possible? Was something wrong with me? I didn't think to just pick up my glass and try. Victoria's inability to drink was truly baffling though.

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I was more confused why no-one just chugged it *normally* and then argue the point that, if the liquid was passing through the mouth, it couldn't have been closed.

 

I almost think that's what they were hoiping for so they could have it debated in the studio.

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The drink task was from here :D (10 minute mark in case it doesn't auto-start there) 

 

Spoiler

 

 

Guz's chocolate button task was from NMJ as well, sort of.

 

That last episode was really good, the tasks were just low complexity opportunities for the cast to be funny. It's such a shame the rest of the series wasn't like that.

 

Next series lineup has been announced, and according to replies they've got the studio audience back:

 

Spoiler

 

 

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Can't say I'm over enthusiastic about the line up for the next season. Ardal O'Hanlon is the only one I've heard of and while he was clearly great in father ted, he's never struck me as particularly funny in anything else I've seen him in. Having two ex-strictly contestants doesn't fill me with glee, I fucking despise that show. 

 

Then again I've been pleasantly surprised by loads of people I'd never heard of in previous seasons so I'll do my best to reserve judgement. I thought this year's would be a cracker and all but the last two episodes were pretty much duds so shows what I know.

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On 01/12/2021 at 18:00, Papaya Dance said:

Can't say I'm over enthusiastic about the line up for the next season. Ardal O'Hanlon is the only one I've heard of and while he was clearly great in father ted, he's never struck me as particularly funny in anything else I've seen him in. Having two ex-strictly contestants doesn't fill me with glee, I fucking despise that show. 

 

Then again I've been pleasantly surprised by loads of people I'd never heard of in previous seasons so I'll do my best to reserve judgement. I thought this year's would be a cracker and all but the last two episodes were pretty much duds so shows what I know.

Sophie Duker is a regular on Frankie Boyle's New World Order, which I think is my favourite bit of TV right now (almost entirely because Frankie has hit the spot he always needed to be in - he's just so very good here - the monologues at the end are often sublime). But I fancy her something rotten so am a lousy judge, but she's got lots of sass.. Chris Ramsey I know mainly from a sit-com called Hebburn. It was OK. I think he'll be fun. Bridget Christie - I'm aware of her for being daft. I couldn't name a thing she's done, unless I've caught her on Live At The Apollo at some point, but she sounds like a good one. Judi Love is the only one I have nothing for. Ardal should fit the grumpy old man slot well.

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