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I'm completely mystified!
on 31 March 2010
This is not a bad little show; the voice acting is particularly enjoyable. However, it's not really that funny. It's mildly amusing at best, so it becomes more and more frustrating to hear the audience seemingly erupt with laughter at every vague attempt at humour. I keep wondering whether the audience are relatives, or paid, or just coerced by a couple of big men with sticks. And then, when it has become practically unbearable to continue listening to the enforced guffaws, I wander in here and find nothing but majestic five-star reviews. Take my word for it, it really isn't that good. At least now I understand the "Bleak" part of the title!
There is of course the possibility that I am devoid of a sense of humour (in need of a humorectomy, if you will), but I love comedy - particularly British comedies and can easily declare this is not in the same class as, say, the Goon Show, Hancock's Half Hour, Man About The House, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Father Ted, Spaced, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, etc.
There you go; there's my credentials up there. A list of comedies across radio and TV, and across the decades. Yes, I could've listed a million more but what would be the point? I know my stuff. This isn't as good as the other reviewers would have you believe. Just call me the Professor of Comedy and take my word for it.