Monday, 7 July 2014

Theme Time : Beady Eye - In With The Flynns

In With The Flynns was never going to win critical acclaim or comedy awards. In fact I think my favourite review, and possibly the kindest came from Emma Sturgess in The Guardian who said "although In With The Flynns is pretty broad, it's not total crap"

Sadly and perhaps understandably the show ran for just two series between 2011 and 2012, the final second series suffering from cast changes including the departure of Craig Parkinson (first on the right in the photo above) who was largely responsible for what laughs they were to be had in the first series.

The series was an adaptation of a US sitcom entitled Grounded For Life and was set in Manchester concerning the lives of the titular Flynn family. A good natured ensemble cast included Will Mellor, Niky Wardley and Warren Clarke and, to my mind, the show was a passable and nice enough way to spend half an hour at the end of the week raising a smile more than an actual belly laugh.

In keeping with its northern setting, For Anyone the show's theme tune was provided by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye - possibly the only truly decent song they have thus far produced

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