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Johnny English Reborn

Unbelievable, there’s a vole in MI-7. Espionage is hardly the subject for a comedy.  I have liked some of them, no question.  The original Johnny English (2003), for example, is very funny.  I even liked I Spy (2002).  But when you do comic espionage, … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part III: The Sketch Show)

Tier One – Buy It, Buy It, You Fool, Buy It Big Train (1998-2o02) This show featured Kevin Eldon, Julia Davis, Amelia Bullmore,  Mark Heap and Simon Pegg. While it lasts only two series, it is full of great material. These guys like … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part II: The SitCom Complete Guide)

Looking over Comedy.co.uk and its list of comedies can be a little daunting–perhaps more daunting for me, as someone who takes themselves to be pretty knowledgeable of the genre.  Well, I’ll see if I can’t cut through some of that for you. … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part II: The SitCom Tier 5)

This is it, bottom marks in comedy.  For the bulk of these, I’ve seen very few episodes.  You may think that’s unfair to the show, but with these, it’s got one trick in its bag and if you’re not with … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part II: The SitCom Tier 2)

Yesterday was the top tier of British SitComs.  This is Tier Two, which means these shows may not be classics, but they’re so much fun that they’re a must-see if you want to be satisfied that you’ve tried out the … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part II: The SitCom Tier 1)

So, you’ve gotten a little guidance on SitComs yesterday and now you’re ready to see my first tier of British SitComs.  You’ll see that the program heading links are to Amazon and the actors are to IMDB. For the following … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part I: Introduction)

You may be aware that I am more than a little fond of British film and television.  Like a fair number, I was raised watching PBS on the weekends.  Unlike a fair number, our house did not allow any other … Continue reading

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