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The Thick of It - Series 4 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Rebecca Front
The Thick of It - Series 4 [DVD] DVD ~ Rebecca Front
1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I like Armando Iannucci and I've always thought this was a good show (when you look at the quality of other TV especially satire you can see why it's so celebrated) but it's not brilliant and certainly can't hold a candle to Yes Minister. One of it's main flaws is that characters and storylines are loosely based on real people and events. No one has the courage to attack them directly or the creativity to make things up. The writers always claimed (in the 00s) that the characters are composites of post-1997 governments. A drunken Chris Addison tempted fate by telling an interviewer on the eve of the election that real politics was becoming almost as bizarre as the show. Now we get a new… Read more

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