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From Classy to Silly,
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This review is from: Hotel Babylon - Series 3 [DVD] (DVD)
Hotel Babylon started out as a stylized, pacey and classy look at the goings on at a five-star hotel. With this season the writers and directors have opted to give the show a more broadly comedic twist, which falls rather flat most of the time. Comedy is really hard and dramedy is even harder because finding the right balance between the dramatic and comedic elements is so difficult. Well, enough lecturing from me - bottom line: It doesn't work. For me. I miss the classiness and (emotional) "reality" of the former seasons and I think the directors need to be a LOT sharper and rein in the performances of both leads and guest performers. Most of the time they're allowed to ham everything up in the extreme. Sharpen up, guys - the show still has great potential.