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2.0 out of 5 stars Obscenity disguised as culture., 21 April 2013
This review is from: The Thick of It - Complete Series 1-4 [DVD] (DVD)
If this is what passes as clever, intelligent, thought provoking and politically insightful television then we are in big trouble. The show is ridden with foul mouthed expletives, dominated by a bully of the worst kind together with pathetic self serving politicians & their pathetic advisers.
While the creator seeks to make what is probably a valid point about modern day politicians & their advisors the screaming obscene rants negate any message (in any intended) about governance in Britain today. It is a classic case of massive overkill in order a attract attention.
I suspect most people in the U.K. do not need the kind of delivery this show provides to influence their opinions of Westminster politics, they lost faith & confidence in them years ago.
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Initial post: 29 Apr 2013 10:44:52 BDT
stephen says:
I think you missed the point of the show, to be honest. My wife also couldn't take the language so she didn't watch it. I am amazed that anyone would buy this without realising that this was the case, though.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2013 15:11:12 BDT
charlesowen says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2013 16:03:51 BDT
Oscar Tame says:
I will take it off your hands for the shipping cost and a few quid if interested.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2013 18:44:34 BDT
charlesowen says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2013 21:25:51 BDT
Oscar Tame says:
Hey thanks for your quick reply - be glad to pay the 5 plus full shipping cost. I am in the US so just let me know if that still works for you. I can do Paypal or send you an international money order if you wish - or any other method. You can email me direct at vinnievee1977(at)hotmail.com.

Posted on 17 Aug 2013 22:00:20 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2013 11:10:38 BDT
charlesowen says:
Thanks for your response,
Charlesowen

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2013 13:27:59 GMT
Matt Gibson says:
In my experience, people who feel the need to belittle the intelligenceof others are insecure in their own. If you fail to see the wit and fierce intelligence behind the expletives in this series then I don't know what to tell you. Ianucci is razor-sharp, the satire in The Thick Of It is not only biting but pertinent and those who dismiss it because they're uncomfortable about grown-up language, or fail to see the creative comedy in taking it to its limits, need to do some growing up themselves.

Also, I'm pretty sure that putting broad, uninventive comedy like The New Statesman in the same bracket as Yes Minister is the gravest possible heresy

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2013 13:18:43 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 20:33:30 GMT
How would someone know? "Rated: Suitable for 18 years and over" - right there beside the name of the product. Not to mention - if you hadn't seen or heard about the series in advance, why in the name of all that's holy would you buy it? If you even look it up in Wikipedia, let alone actually find out something about it, you will find out that it contains some very strong language.

And one of the points - at least one of the points you missed - is that political advisors are a foul-mouthed bunch. It's difficult to make that point without showing them being foul-mouthed. I suppose they could just add a lot of bleeps, but I do feel it would diminish the comedy somewhat...
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