From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centers on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial ... See full summary »
I'm angry at myself for a start here, after falling in love with the show "Gavin and Stacey" I, very stupidly, got very hyped for this. Needless to say, it did not satisfy my hype. Although just to make clear, I am not judging this as bad simply in comparison to "Gavin and Stacey", as a stand alone show I found this utterly unbearable.
My main gripe with this show is the fact that it seems so awkward all the time. Every single scene, it seemed like they just weren't comfortable with their parts and of course, didn't pull it off well. Add this to the fact that, at least as a comedic duo, there is no chemistry between the two lead actors, it just makes it incredibly hard for what I imagine would be a lot of people.
In my opinion, they neither got the acting right or the writing. Maybe if they had got better writers on the show, then it could have been a far better show. Although, even with the best writers, I just don't see Matthew Horne and James Corden as a suitable duo for a sketch show.
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