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KingstonMariner
December 23, 2014, 12:24am
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Saw a couple of episodes and I was surprised how it didn't seem like "poverty voyeurism" or whatever the phrase is. You got a good chance to hear from the people themselves what their life was like and why.  I don't think it showed Grimsby in a bad light at all. If anything it showed people with problems to be worthy of sympathy/empathy and were not just a bunch of scrotes. The fisherman and his missus were a lovely couple. Rough as intercourse but basically decent warm-hearted people - typical Grimsby folk.

If I was a NEL councillor I wouldn't think it was an embarrassment for the town.


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I saw your face and heard you call my name.
Oh my friend we're older but no wiser,
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same.
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I am not from Grimsby, but my Dad was born and raised there.  I thought that the programme was sympathetic to the different characters. You grew to relate them, despite their flaws, or because of them.

The story about the family doing a sponsored walk to Louth for charity was a good example of helping others despite their own bad situation.  The programme never really "finished" this particular story.

How well would would we manage in their environment?    And how well would they do if growing up elsewhere?  And without drugs.  
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yes liked it would like a copy can any one  help utm
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The latest film to emerge from Grimsby. It's becoming the Hollywood of Low Life.

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.....01-detail/story.html


'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.  
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Personally I can't wait to see it. GY doesn't have much of a profile anyway any more - nothing particularly positive to damage really - and at least this will give the council and other bodies in the area the opportunity to get a positive message out in response. Take it on the chin, have a laugh, and show the best side.

Remember "sing when [you're] fishing" was meant as an insult and we turned it round.


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