Rob Grant's The Strangerers

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  1. Dismembers

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    Watched this recently. It was a Sci-Fi comedy drama in 2000 written by Rob Grant and starring Mark Williams ({Petersen) and Jack Docherty.

    It was quite good I thought, lots of familiar faces involved in addition to Mark and Jack and had a nice flow to it, good episodic TV.

    If I were to criticise I'd say it veered from slapstick comedy to serious drama too quickly, meaning both felt out of place at times, also there was quite a lot going on but we never really found out why, the show ended on a cliff hanger and no more were made.

    Anyone else seen it?
     
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    I have seen the first couple of episodes. It had interesting ideas, but I got bored with it very quickly. It's a shame, as I do like Rob Grants writing, at least in his novels, stand-alone and otherwise.
     
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    I watched it back again a few years ago and quite enjoyed it. It does feel a little disjointed at times, although in some ways I kind of like the weird feel of the pacing and..unusualness. Overall I thought it was a pretty decent show for the most part. And interesting to see our Rob (or ros?) doing some sci-fi that isn't Red Dwarf. Shame it got cancelled really.
     
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    I never even heard of it
     
  5. Dismembers

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    It's called The Strangerers and it was written by Rob Grant.

    It was shown by Sky One in 2000.

    It starred Mark Williams (Petersen) and Jack Docherty.
     
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    I have tried to watch it a few times, when it first came out I watched a few episodes but didn't get into it, over the years I've tried and tried again but have never got past 4 episodes. It is just painfully bad.
     
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