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 »
We started to watch this the other night and after 15 minutes, my fiancée turned to my and said "this is sh1%, I am going to sleep". Not exactly constructive criticism, but to the point and all too accurate. This was tortuously unfunny, which is sad because I really wanted to like it. The two leads are so funny and likable in Gavin and Stacey- but this is a sketch show, a totally different animal. The writing, performing and set up is different to a sitcom series, and the decision to apparently give them creative control has got to be questioned on this debacle. I have to question who was watching the sketches and nodding approval? They should have been offering advice or telling them straight "this isn't going to work, it's just not funny". If you look at recent sketch show success (and there isn't a lot) such as Little Britain, The Fast Show, Harry Enfield and chums and compare them to this, they are poles apart. New (better) writers and less "yes men" required and I fear the new film "Lesbian Vampire Killers" will be as poor. Corden and Horne's stock is currently high, but will not remain so if they keep this up. Awful.
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