The show featured Josh Earl, Adam Richard and Ella Hooper appearing two years after the series ended on ABC1.
Without doubt there’s a lot riding on this for the public broadcaster, and it’s a tall order to replace such a beloved team in Adam, Alan and Myf.
But there were plenty of positive, if surprised, tweets last night. If there was any criticism it was largely that Josh Earl’s delivery was fast and loud (both of which I noted in my review). Fingers crossed that once he relaxes into the role so will his performance.
Even Adam Hills wished the team well:
Spicks and Specks is great so far. The rare case of an effective revival. #spicksandspecks
— Michael Byrnes (@MichaelByrnes) February 5, 2014
OK, I like the new #spicksandspecks. And I really like that I can watch the old series on ABC2.
— Saso Virag (@VS_) February 5, 2014
Good start. Given a few episodes, #spicksandspecks will be fanstastic.
— Chris Neugebauer (@chrisjrn) February 5, 2014
James Earl had big shoes to fill but I thought he didn’t do too badly #SpicksAndSpecks
— Michael Kitto (@knowledgelost) February 5, 2014
— Adam Hills (@adamhillscomedy) February 4, 2014
But there were others still clinging to their memories:
— Stephen Scott (@stephenaxlscott) February 5, 2014
The new #SpicksAndSpecks isn’t right. I’m not sure I like this. If something’s not broken, don’t fix it… And NEVER replace Adam Hills.
— Ashley Bernstein (@AshBernstein) February 5, 2014
— Matt Cannan (@mattycannan) February 5, 2014
— Wendy Davis (@wendyldavis) February 5, 2014