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Discussion in 'RED DWARF UNIVERSE' started by TheRimmerExperience, Feb 17, 2011.
I'd second that.
Firefly was a great show, short lived, but great. It seems like they always kill off shows before their time.
Agreed. It's a shame that it seems to happen so often. Firefly was given very little chance. And whats more Joss Wheedon has since said he had a basic plan of plot lines and charactor development for the first 5 seasons. Yet we didn't even get a full length season one. Darn networks *shakes fist in an angry, yet cartoon esq style, at said networks*
Something a little different, and Canadian, I would reccomend is 'Trailer Park Boys'.
The basic plot follows Julian and Ricky - two recidivist ex-convicts and loveable rogues - who cause havoc around the trailer park where they live with their constant get-rich-quick schemes, which range from selling dope to prison guards to sell in prisons to Ricky pretending to be a Russian cop in a no-budget porn film. The cast are wonderfully funny and diverse - there's Ricky and Julian's cat loving best friend Bubbles, Ricky's demanding girlfriend and daughter Lucy and Trinity, bitter ex-cop and park supervisor Jim Lahey and his constantly shirtless assistant Randy.
The show is a mockumentary where a film crew follow Ricky and Julian around as they go about their day-to-day lives, which usually involves growing dope, evading Lahey and trying to stay out of prison. A lot of the jokes play off Ricky's stupidity and his tendancy for mixing up his words ("supply and command", "peach of cake" and "worst case Ontario" being my favourites) as well as the stupidity or incompetence of the rest of the cast. There are also other long running jokes like characters walking in on Lahey and Randy practing bizzare roleplay (like being caught in bed dressed as a bumblebee and Indiana Jones) and Julian having a glass of rum and coke in his hand no matter the situation (be it getting out of jail, stealing car radios or at the bank).
Also of note is that in a few episodes we meet an evil puppet to rival even Mister Flibble, in the form of Conky.
oi i just thought of another one, its canadian, "red green" canadian rednecks with a genius for duct tape
Cyderdelic was another British production that might be worth a go to some,
It features One of my favourite actors from FAQ about time travel (another good suggestion)
For extra win points though - it is narrated by John Peel...
These are another two really funny TV series
1. Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights
2. Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere
Pheonix nights is about a nightclub run by Peter Kay and two of the staff of the club include Max and Paddy as doormen.
Both shows are really worth a look.
Good suggestions! "Come, get yer black bin bags! Free until December!"*... Heh. (You'll need to see first episode of series 2 of Phoenix Nights to get that joke. It's a silly joke, but it tickled me.)
I really liked Max And Paddy... too. Shame they didn't do a second series. From bits and piece I've read on the internet, I was surprised that quite a few people seem to dislike it.
*Sung to the tune of Will Smith's Men in Black.
I'm currently watching the first 3 series of The Inbetweeners and really enjoying it. Each series is 6x 30 minute episodes or (20 odd minutes excluding the adverts) It is a show about 4 youths who are just entering their final years of school. They are not the most popular at school and spend all of their time trying to improve their popularity, buy alcohol or have sex with something. It can be childish and vulgar at times, but it makes me laugh....which says more about me than I care to divulge.....
+1 Yes it is funny
I'd go for Blackadder and Auf Wiedershen Pet (sp!)
The IT Crowd???
IT Crowd. It's brill!
Don't know how but I stumbled across this rather good BBC audio show from early 80's era called 'Earthsearch'
I listen to them in bed and I can't wait to hear each next episode. There's a few similarities to the Red Dwarf concept so I guess other Dwarf fans might like it too.
I downloaded it but episodes are available on YouTube
I have just watched the entire 7 series of "The Brittas Empire." Now i did watch these on TV when they were being aired, this time round though I found myself really enjoying the first 5 series , they were so well written. When it came to the last two series i found them a little disapointing. It appears that series 6 and 7 had different writers from the rest and it really shows. Also lorra not being in the cast as the person who really keeps in line was a huge miss.
Anyway my two favorite things that i Keep watching over are
Auf Wiedersehen pet
It just doesn't get any better than those two.
Big Bang theory.... Heroes.......Futurama.... and more
I just happened to see a new comedy on BBC called "White van man" I quite enjoyed it, seems promising.
As others have suggested - Firefly, Trailer Park Boys, Blackadder, and Futurama all rule. There's a quirky little sitcom called The Smoking Room that I also really liked (it's British, so perhaps a lot of people on this forum are already familiar with it).
i thought that but i only wanted to see it because Will Mellor's in it and i've liked him since i first watched Two Pints of Lager and a packet of Crisps
I've only recently discovered Spaced, which is great for cultural references, especially cinematically based ones. Also, obviously, Futurama, which is the other great science-fiction situation comedy aside from the Dwarf.