Do you fear change?

BBC are also currently running series 4 of Coupling. This has a similar effect to my Second album syndrome theory. Coupling have lost the best character Jeff, played by Richard Coyle & have replaced him with a similar personality called Oliver. Now I actually think that Richard Mylan does a good job of filling the … Continue reading “Do you fear change?”

BBC are also currently running series 4 of Coupling. This has a similar effect to my Second album syndrome theory. Coupling have lost the best character Jeff, played by Richard Coyle & have replaced him with a similar personality called Oliver.


Now I actually think that Richard Mylan does a good job of filling the void. For me it’s just never going to be as good. But maybe, someone introduced to the show now would accept these characters as a whole & enjoy the show just as much as I always did. And then to watch an episode from the previous series this person may feel like I do now – “…where’s the character gone that I like?”

Now admittedly, series 4 certainly isn’t as good as previous showings & some of it is even quite lame. But that’s not my point.

A similar things happened in Cheers. Originally the lovable dumbass was played by Coach. But when I started to watch the show after Nicholas Colasanto had passed away in 1985, the thicko slot was replaced by the now Hollywood big shot Woody Harrelson. So now when I see the early shows I never feel it’s quite as good as with Woody.
Imagine Friends if Chandler left after series 5. We’d all be saying “… oh it’s not as good as when Chandler was in it”.

So, is this just me or is it never as good as the first time?

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  1. It’s hard to remember how good the first series was as some motherf***er’s got my series one videos…

    ;-P

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