History Series / GrandmasHouse

9th Mar '16 1:13:29 PM Hossmeister
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Grandma's House (2010-12) is a [[BritCom British]] DomCom following Simon Amstell AsHimself, fresh from quitting his job as host of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' and [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife desperately seeking a new purpose in life]]. Retreating to the bosom of his family and their get-togethers in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin his grandma's house]], he finds they are less than sympathetic when he tells them he's leaving behind fame and fortune. In turn he struggles to deal with his mother Tanya's impending marriage to a rich but deathly dull man, his sex-obsessed cousin Adam, and his death-obsessed grandfather. The first series ran from August to September 2010, and a second series is ran from April to May 2012.

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Grandma's House (2010-12) is a [[BritCom British]] DomCom following Simon Amstell AsHimself, fresh from quitting his job as host of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' and [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife desperately seeking a new purpose in life]]. Retreating to the bosom of his family and their get-togethers in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin his grandma's house]], he finds they are less than sympathetic when he tells them he's leaving behind fame and fortune. In turn he struggles to deal with his mother Tanya's impending marriage to a rich but deathly dull man, his sex-obsessed cousin Adam, and his death-obsessed grandfather. The first series ran from August to September 2010, and a second series is ran from April to May 2012.



* DeadpanSnarker: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] by Simon. He's very popular as the host of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' for his cruel wit and snappy comebacks... but being praised for meanness just depresses him (learning that a guest attempted suicide after the show makes him feel worse, even if it is almost certainly a publicity stunt), and [[TheSnarkKnight he can't turn it off when talking to his family]], which doesn't endear him to anyone.

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* DeadpanSnarker: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] by Simon. He's very popular as the host of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' for his cruel wit and snappy comebacks... but being praised for meanness just depresses him (learning that a guest attempted suicide after the show makes him feel worse, even if it is almost certainly a publicity stunt), and [[TheSnarkKnight he can't turn it off when talking to his family]], which doesn't endear him to anyone.
9th Mar '16 1:09:43 PM Hossmeister
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28th Jan '15 2:19:34 PM StFan
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-->'''Tanya:''' How can you lie to your mother? You came from my womb!
-->'''Simon:''' Yes, but...I live in Hampstead now.

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-->'''Tanya:''' ->'''Tanya:''' How can you lie to your mother? You came from my womb!
-->'''Simon:'''
womb!\\
'''Simon:'''
Yes, but...but... I live in Hampstead now.



* {{Self-Deprecation}}: In the second series, Simon is going to start acting in a play. The other characters routinely warn him that he can't act.

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* {{Self-Deprecation}}: SelfDeprecation: In the second series, Simon is going to start acting in a play. The other characters routinely warn him that he can't act.
1st Jan '15 8:34:16 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Amstell himself looks uncannily like a young MichaelCera, who he's ten years older than.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Amstell himself looks uncannily like a young MichaelCera, Creator/MichaelCera, who he's ten years older than.
24th Aug '14 4:30:53 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ActorAllusion: Ben Theodore apparently won a Laurence Olivier Award for his performance in an angsty stage production. As did [[SpringAwakening Iwan Rheon]], the actor who played him. Although the character otherwise seems to be a fairly straightforward {{expy}} of BenWhishaw.
** Speaking of Whishaw, in series two Simon gets cast as Ariel in Ben Theodore's production of ''Theatre/TheTempest''. The same role Whishaw played in the recent film.



* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Geoffrey Hutchings, who played Simon's grandpa, died after the filming for series 1 finished. In series 2, his empty armchair remains in the living room [[spoiler:until it gets set alight by Simon's disgruntled conquest]] and it's heavily implied that his grandma's constant cheeriness and obsession with minutia is a way of dealing with the grief.
20th Sep '13 1:20:53 PM fruitstripegum
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Grandma's House (2010-) is a [[BritCom British]] DomCom following Simon Amstell AsHimself, fresh from quitting his job as host of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' and [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife desperately seeking a new purpose in life]]. Retreating to the bosom of his family and their get-togethers in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin his grandma's house]], he finds they are less than sympathetic when he tells them he's leaving behind fame and fortune. In turn he struggles to deal with his mother Tanya's impending marriage to a rich but deathly dull man, his sex-obsessed cousin Adam, and his death-obsessed grandfather. The first series ran from August to September 2010, and a second series is ran from April to May 2012.

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Grandma's House (2010-) (2010-12) is a [[BritCom British]] DomCom following Simon Amstell AsHimself, fresh from quitting his job as host of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' and [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife desperately seeking a new purpose in life]]. Retreating to the bosom of his family and their get-togethers in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin his grandma's house]], he finds they are less than sympathetic when he tells them he's leaving behind fame and fortune. In turn he struggles to deal with his mother Tanya's impending marriage to a rich but deathly dull man, his sex-obsessed cousin Adam, and his death-obsessed grandfather. The first series ran from August to September 2010, and a second series is ran from April to May 2012.
28th Aug '13 5:57:41 AM DorisWildthyme
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Amstell himself looks uncannily like a young MichaelCera, who he's ten years older than.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Amstell himself looks uncannily like a young MichaelCera, who he's ten years older than.
1st Aug '13 8:38:11 PM Willbyr
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1st Aug '13 4:02:40 AM Willbyr
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* FreudianExcuse: Rather than just admit to her fiance that her son doesn't like him, Tanya claims that Simon's antagonistic behaviour is because his father abused him [[hottip:*: [[PokeThePoodle with a cheese-grater]]. HilarityEnsues when Simon's dad then turns up.

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* FreudianExcuse: Rather than just admit to her fiance that her son doesn't like him, Tanya claims that Simon's antagonistic behaviour is because his father abused him [[hottip:*: [[PokeThePoodle him[[note]][[PokeThePoodle with a cheese-grater]].cheese-grater]][[/note]]. HilarityEnsues when Simon's dad then turns up.
5th Jun '13 9:10:24 PM nlpnt
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Amstell himself looks uncannily like a young MichaelCera, who he's ten years older than.
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