The Royle Family (1998) - Comedy

Hohum Score

13

Watchable

A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

IMDB: 8.1
Director:
Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston
Length: 45 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 6 out of 38 found boring (15.78%)

One-line Reviews (16)

For example, I enjoyed spotting the fact that in an early episode father Jim Royle buys a pair of cheap jeans from a dodgy mate and then spends the rest of the series wearing them with the cuffs turned up, as they are far too long.

At the time, the Royle Family was revolutionary in its 'video diary' style, its celebration of ordinary uneventful lives, and its ability both to be streetwise and to embrace emotion.

It is hypnotic, memserizing, fascinating.

the others are as exciting as backdrop.

Meet the Royles, a family of couch potatoes whose mundane existence is ruled by endless hours in front of the television.

I was wondering one day why I was paying so much for digital cable, when all it gave me was twice as many pointless channels as regular cable.

You'll pick up on the unspoken tension between the family in any given scene, and your heart will tangibly ache for this fictional clan in their mundane struggles.

Well worth watching .

Anyone who thinks this show is boring is really missing the subtlety of it.

, this is proper comedy, just naturally funny and very enjoyable to watch.

was the main quote by Ricky Tomlinson who played Jim Royle, head of the Royle family in this enjoyable comedy about a Liverpool family.

A beautiful, stunning scene between Sue Johnston (Barbara Royle) and Liz Smith (her Mum) with a good long shot at the end of that scene, just watching the two together whilst music from the radio is playing.

All in all they're a very dull family and while I DO appreciate a bit of reality TV....

Thoroughly enjoyable and well reccomended.

This programme was SO BORING I eventually had to take a break and sit outside and watch the grass growing to wake me up.

Perhaps life in UK is so depressingly drab, rainy and dreary that these people seem exciting......