/ Recent Britcoms please
We have all the classics Fawlty/Black Books/Partridge/Ted HIGNFY/QI/Buzzcocks etc, but it's hard to know what is coming out over there which is good.
On our last return we found "Outnumbered" and "WILTY".
So what good or great shows, released in say the last 3 years, would you say are "must buys"?
Many thanks in advance
Slightly older than 3 years, but "The Thick of It" is ESSENTIAL. Basically a very modern take on Yes, Minister, but SO MUCH better than that show. Very fast-paced, mostly improvised dialogue, incredibly sweary though so if you don't like that sort of thing, maybe avoid. It's not gratuitous though - you really can imagine that it's just like that in Whitehall.
If you like reading Private Eye, it's right up your street.
£18 for a set comprising both series and the two "specials". There was also a feature film spin-off "In The Loop" but it's a bit odd as many of the cast play slightly different versions of their Thick of It characters, with different names. That annoyed me.
one foot in the grave, rising damp, dinner ladies, phoenix nights, the smoking room, only fools and horses
Thanks mate, I have an overseas subscription to PE, so that make it a must.
I have many of the others mentioned, but thanks for your input. Really after more recent stuff if at all poss.
"Stella" any good? Benidorm? World of pub?
Seconding The thick of it! and the movie of it 'in the loop'...classic stuff.
I also rather liked the series Rev...which actually features one of the characters from in the loop i realise :)
Have you considered getting a proxyserver so that you can get iplayer abroad??
though it must be said, there's bugger all on right now :(
Kieran (also an expat)
Tom Hollander is an actor, not a character!
I have considered it, but think buying on DVD is probably the best way to go as of now. Buying second hand off Amazon, with the $Au vs quid exchange rate makes it cheap as chips
How about Luther? A cop series with Idris Elba from the Wire...a little far-fetched but very entertaining...2 series
This is Jinsy is brilliant and wierd in equal measure, definitely for Mighty Boosh fans and similar.
I really liked A Touch of Cloth which was on at the weekend, no doubt there will be a DVD out in the next couple of months.
> Slightly older than 3 years, but "The Thick of It" is ESSENTIAL. Basically a very modern take on Yes, Minister, but SO MUCH better than that show.
NO WAY! Thick of It is very good and obviously more modern but....
Not in the last 3 years but i recommend Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.
> Not in the last 3 years but i recommend Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.
It is twice as good with the commentaries on (done in character but 20 years on)
Oh right. I don't recall listening to that on my DVD. You've just given me a good excuse to go dig it out and watch it again hehehe
The bit where they get lager and crisps in from the offie to do the commentary, and put the crisp packets down in front of the microphone so you just hear a load of rustling, is genius.
> The bit where they get lager and crisps in from the offie to do the commentary
That's as in "to drink and eat whilst doing the commentary", rather than "getting the lager and the crisps to actually speak"
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