Extras: Season 2, Episode 2

David Bowie (15 Jan. 2007)

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The first episode of Andy's sitcom, "When the Whistle Blows" is getting harsh reviews but draws respectable viewing numbers. Andy begins to get recognized on the street and in pubs.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shaun Williamson ...
Sarah Moyle ...
Jamie Chapman ...
Shaun Pye ...
Claire Adams ...
Ryozo Kohira ...
Mr. Yamaguchi
Richard Morris ...
Homeless Man
David Earl ...
Obsessive Fan
Nicola Sanderson ...


The first episode of Andy's sitcom, "When the Whistle Blows" is getting harsh reviews but draws respectable viewing numbers. Andy begins to get recognized on the street and in pubs.

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Comedy | Drama





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Obsessive Fan: Hellooooo!
Agent: Hello, mate. Alright, how's it going? Darren Lamb, Agent. Nice to meet you.
Obsessive Fan: This is my girlfriend Julie.
Barry: Hey, Julie.
Obsessive Fan: I recognize you.
Barry: Yes. Possibly.
Obsessive Fan: You did my mom's guttering, didn't you?
Barry: Maybe, yeah. Wh- where does she live?
Obsessive Fan: Amdol Corbs at the BP garage.
Agent: What's this? You didn't tell me anything about this. What's going on here? How much do you get paid for that?
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A very nice continuation of the newest struggle for Andy Millman
26 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There is a bit of a change of taste for the second episode in season 2 of Extras. Andy, dealing with his new celebrity, must live through scathing reviews and the sadness of success as his critically acclaimed sitcom gains popularity.

It's funny how pathetic Andy can be in both of the two different bar scenes he visits. In the local pub he shrugs the appraise he gets from authentic fans, yet Andy feels he should be valued with more demeanors. So at the more illustrious setting he is ridiculed and tormented by the entire clientele of the lounge during a breakout singing session lead by mega-celebrity David Bowie.

The episode played fair to the structure we are used to from Extras however there are signs that Maggie is still not feeling on the same level with Andy. Although they both feel the gimmick role he has on his show is a joke, Andy still goes along with it. Maggie looked pretty disgusted when they had to return to the original tavern to entertain the lot of underachievers who truly appreciate Andy's pitiable character role.

This game shouldn't go on much longer (as the title of the show suggest). I predict the staged sitcom 'When the (Wind) Whistle Blows' will be canceled in the coming episodes. Keep watching

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