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This review is from: Count Arthur Strong [DVD] (DVD)
It is very easy to bash nostalgic forms of comedy, because we only get excited by the new and the brave. I actually went into watching Count Arthur Strong wanting to hate it, because it seemed old hat. By the second episode I loved it. It has a warmth missing from the modern trend of brutally realistic, horribly cynical comedy. Oh, and watch episode 5 of it set in a hospital. The variety in the types of jokes, the call backs, everything is meticulous. And the finale, I was genuinely moved. I grew up watching Porridge, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers and the such like, and I think this, with an audience, evokes many of those.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2013 07:00:26 BDT
F J. says:
Of course it evoked many of those. All Graham Linehan can do is copy his superiors like some half bright student. He's getting a bit sad, bloated, and long in the tooth to pass for a half bright student these days, tho.
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