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Re: Favorite UK Comedy
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2008, 06:00:54 PM »
I'm only on ep. 2 so far, but I'm not sure if I'll keep watching after this one.

I felt exactly the same you did.  But I persevered because a friend of mine told me to, and it all sort of...clicked and I ended up loving it.

Sean's Show was good if you like It's Garry Shandlings Show redone with and Irishman and the ghost of Samuel Beckett.

There's someone else who remembers It's Garry Shandling's Show?   :D  Needs to be on DVD - for the Gilda Radner episode if nothing else.

(yeah, it would be bittersweet but...)

They used to show Garry Shandling's Show on a comedy channel over here, and I remember loving it.  It also had the lovely Jessica Harper in it, who appeared in Suspiria and the sequel to Rocky Horror, Shock Treatment.
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Re: Favorite UK Comedy
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2008, 08:39:48 AM »
It also had the lovely Jessica Harper in it, who appeared in Suspiria and the sequel to Rocky Horror, Shock Treatment.

And her first movie was Phantom of the Paradise and she was in Pennies From Heaven (the Steve Martin version).

Beautiful singing voice.


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Re: Favorite UK Comedy
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2008, 12:55:43 PM »
Beautiful singing voice.

Indeed.  She composes and sings children's music now.

Also, one more strong recommendation for Coupling, particularly if you're a fan of bedroom farce.  Series 3's "Split" is one of the most cleverly written and directed episodes of any comedy I've ever seen.  I'm on the side of those who didn't much enjoy series 4 -- Richard Coyle just left way too big a gap -- but Steven Moffat is a fantastic writer, albeit a bit pissy of an individual.


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Re: Favorite UK Comedy
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2008, 09:27:17 AM »
I've found a new favorite as of last night....

It's called Kingdom and it's stars Stephen Fry as a good-natured lawyer in a small town named Peter Kingdom.

Besides dealing with clients (in the one last night it was a young woman with Immigration problems who has her baby snatched away from her by the scumbag father) and training a wide-eyed intern, he has a sister with emotional issues that he's brought home to live and his lawyer brother, Simon has apparently committed suicide.  As Peter tries to pick up Simon's practice as well - he starts to find out he didn't know as much about his brother as he thought.

It sounds darker than it is - Fry manages to keep things light - and I'm really looking forward to watching more of this.   :D


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Re: Favorite UK Comedy
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2008, 09:31:39 AM »
Hey it's set in Norfolk, the scope for weirdness is unimaginable, I'll have to check that out :)


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Re: Favorite UK Comedy
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Re: Favorite UK Comedy
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2008, 07:18:55 AM »
Ah yes and GLC is a good one too.
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Re: Favorite UK Comedy
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2008, 07:20:09 AM »
Ahem.  Since we're talking favorite comedies...

Such the list pimper.




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Re: Favorite UK Comedy
« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2008, 07:21:57 AM »
Ahem.  Since we're talking favorite comedies...

Such the list pimper.

I'm just looking to get scientifically accurate results!

So far, 5 lists.  I'm hoping to crack 30.

Was my list first?  Did I win the lists?