Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sheffield, South Yorks
New series of Teachers on in UK starting soon... but had it already lost its magic?
The first series of Teachers was absolutely fantastic, one of the best "sitcoms" on TV, used to plan my week round watching it it was that good/I was that sad. Six episodes, one hour long, very funny, brilliant characters and superb acting.
The second series started off great too... including the best one to date, when Brian, the PE teacher was questioning his sexuality.
Strangely enough after that episode, the show lost its shine. Suddenly it didnt matter if you missed it... suddenly you werent talking about last nights episode in the common room the next day... it was as though the writers were running out of ideas mid-series, which is unusual. Usually with sitcoms you have a good series and a bad series, you dont have a good first few episodes then weak ones towards the end. But with Teachers it dragged on, and you actually became to not so much dislike the characters, but become over-familiarised with them.
However, it's back for a third series. Andrew Lincoln is back as Simon (although in the trailer he only features once) when he went away in the second series I think that contributed to the shows' "downfall". Lincoln's a brilliant actor who is perfect for the role of Simon who is a great character and he has to feature more in it.
I hope it can go back to the standard of the first series, after seeing the trailer I'm not so convinced but then again they are trailers and you cannot take much from them usually.
It would be such a shame if what was originally unmissable television turns out to be something that fades out into the background.
Here's hoping for a good series! (And more animals in corridors!)
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