This is a middling sort of program -- at times sarcastic, at times cloyingly sentimental, at times funny but sadly and persistently off stride. As an experiment in compiling a number of genre clichés into a single series, it almost works. But for each moment of amusement there are many, many minutes to slog through. To his credit, Lars seems upfront about the whole thing: the tell happens in the titles when, during the ponderous theme music, the lyrics simply run out and the singers are left to laboriously chuff "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 KINGDOM!!!". Maybe a countdown would have been even funnier?