Sunday, 16 April 2017

Don't Feel Sorry for Loverboy


When Peter Kay's Car Share was first broadcast in 2015 I said at the time how superbly written it was. Kay has got pedigree, and not just as a standup or regular on chat show sofas; both Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere were crafted in such a way that, like all good writing, there wasn't a word too many or a word too few. Every line mattered.

In Car Share Kay has interwoven an eighties and nineties soundtrack via the Forever FM constantly playing in Kay's little Fiat: yes, a lot of the selections are cheesy, but every track is hand picked. And there for a reason. Take a look at the 101 songs that spanned both series and, if you know the show (and only loved it half as much as I did), then you'd see a thread that is every bit as tight the dialogue between John and Kayleigh.

7 comments:

  1. Yes been really enjoying the latest set of 4 episodes. Would be half the show it is without all those carefully chosen (often cheesy) songs.

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    1. Where else would I Won't Let You Down by PhD sound so at home?

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  2. We recorded Ep 1 of this latest series and only watched it back last night - such a joy. You're so right - superbly crafted and every line mattered - plus the music, yes, integral and adds something really special. What seems on the surface to be a natural, gentle pace is so perfectly gripping that it's still over too soon.

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    1. Make the most of it: he only made four this time.

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  3. I think it's brilliant, Mrs CC thinks it's rubbish!

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  4. Sorry Mrs CC, I'm with your hubby.

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