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5.0 out of 5 stars A real comic gem, 15 Aug. 2008
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This review is from: QI: The B Series [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
How wonderful to see the BBC finally giving up complete season box sets. At least with QI. (Now just do the same, Auntie, with Mock The Week and I'll be your fan for life).

QI is one of my favourite comedy shows. It lacks the smugness and sometimes unpleasant undertang of meanness that comes with Paul Merton and Ian Hislop in Have I Got News For You (I enjoy HIGNFY but prefer the sight of panellists just having sheer fun with each other and obviously loving every minute that you get with QI and MTW). And watching Stephen Fry - the walking encyclopedia - expound on fascinating facts is a wonder. His sheer love of language and facts sweeps you up in his enthusiasm every time.

Alan Davies plays the patsy and foil to Fry very well and is often very amusing. He's never been my favourite comedian, but in this he shines. I love the way the panellists banter with Fry and each other, especially when they tease Fry about his upper crust manners and drive him to exasperation at times, like a frustrated schoolmaster.

I'm delighted to finally see season two arrive. Here's hoping the Beeb brings out the others, post haste!
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Initial post: 31 May 2009 14:49:14 BDT
Don't thank the Beeb - they gave up after just series A. This is released by a completely different company.

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 11:31:26 BDT
Music Time says:
You don't like the "unpleasant undertang of meanness" of HIGNFY and thus prefer MTW? Does not compute.
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