Two young men - boring Mark and aspiring musician Jeremy - share a flat in London. They have not much in common... apart from the unusual talent for putting themselves in embarrassing situation. And when I say embarrassing I don’t mean our every day embarrassing - when they screw up it is always a big time!
One of the explanations behind the theory that American government hides the fact that aliens have landed on our planet is that people are not ready for the information that there are other life forms in the universe so mass panic would just burst and put the whole into planet. Of course the explanation is completely bogus - there are no things that would put the WHOLE planet into chaos or standstill. Need a proof? Take Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully as a guide book.
Since 1980s the comedy series started to look for new themes, one of which was of course the new generation of... unique young people known as the nerds. The revolution started with computers led to such shows as Dweebs, IT Crowd or lately Silicon Valley and Big Bang Theory. Lab Rats, similiar in concept and atmosphere was showing a different world - the world of scientists working on ground-breaking experiments... Well, working anyway.
The first solo project of comedians Robert Webb and David Mitchell, The Mitchell and Webb Situation, which they wrote themselves and played most of the parts, was more or less a failure. It showed their style, it showed their potential, but failed miserably on the content - most of the sketches seemed under-developed or simply unfinished. Fortunately they moved to the radio to work on their next project, which save their careers.
British comedy series had sometimes quite strange concepts - Only When I Laugh was taking place pretty much in a single room throughout 4 series, Last of the Summer Wine was about elderly people looking for something interesting to do throughout 20 series, Red Dwarf was taking place after human kind ceased to exist throughout 10 series... Benidorm was another completely surprising idea - group of Britons spend their all inclusive holiday in hotel sitting next to pool or in karaoke bar. How can you stretch such idea to 10 series? Obviously you can...
Simon Nye created quite few sitcoms throughout his career, from great Men Behaving Badly, through unusual Is It Legal? to a lost chance with Hardware. The one thing they all had in common was that... they were completely different. How Do You Want Me? produced in 1998 and 1999 is hardly similar to any other of his sitcoms, but unfortunately in this case it wasnâ€™t a good thing.
In early 1960s all American TV comedies were more or less all the same - either variety shows with stars or basic sitcoms about married couples. Only very few people were trying to do something completely different, one of such examples was program called Fractured Flickers that did not made much impact, but was innovative enough to influence other people.
Have you ever wondered how many sitcoms are produced every year? About a hounded. Not all of them get a full season, some of them donâ€™t get beyond the pilot episode, some of them materialize for only few weeks and disappear in the archives of TV. Have you ever wondered how many characters would it take to fill all those sitcoms? Five.
While Nick Frost is mostly remembered from his projects created together with Simon Pegg (Spaced, Big Train, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, The Worldâ€™s End) and Matt King is mostly remembered from his part as Super Hans in Peep Show, not many people know that they created together a radio comedy show, entitled The Sofa of Time, that had many of the usual contributors of Frost and Pegg projects and a lot of style of their other works.
Sterling Archer has a lot of flaws - he drinks too much, he is a womanizer, he is irresponsible, immature and canâ€™t be trusted. What a pity that fate of whole world could be in his hands. Him and the rest of the ISIS (International Secret Intelligence Service) crew - push-over accountant Cyril, short-tempered Lana, oversexed Cheryl, unstable Pam, Mallory with shady deals and doctor Krieger, who is not a real doctor.
Comedy Series Blog - we search all the interesting (and sometimes not that interesting) comedy series from around the world. Some of them might be slightly better than the others, but in comedy there are no strict rules - sometimes less funny series, but made with skillful touch could be a hit. On the other hand there are series that try too hard to be funny and lose on the plots and characters building.
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