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I Got Triple-Jacked Over a Steeple Hammer,
This review is from: Brass Eye [DVD]  (DVD)
Brass Eye was and is the pinnacle in `mock' comedy.
Probably Chris Morris' crowning glory, Brass Eye sends up the news, current affairs shows and the media in general and how we react (depend) upon it. In fact it takes a justifiable stab at anything and everyone, and serves up better than anything else a sideways look at how hilariously stupid we all are.
The show lampoons celebrities, sports personalities, MPs and the general public in regards to political subjects such as Animals, Drugs, Science et al. and the infamous Paedophilia episode was at one point the most complained about TV show ever.
This is not for the faint-hearted: If you're the type that gets offended because the media implies that you should be, then steer well clear of this. If however you are a real person and you have become increasingly bewildered at how ludicrous we have all become because we are too afraid/lame/politically muted from saying what is actually going on in this world, then brass Eye is the friend you're never allowed to say you have.
17 years after its release it is perhaps even more relevant than it ever was. Brass Eye is so far-ahead of its time and so unflinchingly satirical it's exponentially obscene. The mocking of, for example, the news' graphics and presenter's ego trip riddles - thought of as satire in Brass Eye - are actually common place now. The show actually becomes more relevant and funnier as time goes on.
I can only summarise by saying I recommend this show to anyone with a brain and a funny bone. It is actually beyond review, to be honest. An entity all of its own and the best way to appreciate this show is simply to admire it.
`Classic' doesn't even come close. This is a way of life.
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Initial post: 31 Jan 2014 16:06:35 GMT
I think the amount of complaints about the Brass Eye paedophilia episode have been equalled or surpassed by those on Big Big Train's fan website when Sky Arts 1 ran the 'Discovering Genesis' documentary! Only in this case the complaints were because it was so badly made.
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