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The best British comedy in years.,
This review is from: This is Jinsy [DVD] (DVD)
The songwriting skills of Neil Innes at his best, the intelligent madness of Spike Milligan and an inventiveness that defies description, these are just a few of the elements that make This is Jinsy the best British comedy for many years. Justin Chubb and Chris Bran are to be congratulated on an original character based comedy that has joined sit-com to sketch-show with a joyful confidence and utter success under the superb direction of Matt Lipsey. The series is supported by a sureal design team led by Nic Pallace the captures an entire world of insane parallel development.
The highlights are almost too numerous to mention, but gold stars have to go to the entirely too beleivable civil service banter and by-play between the two main protagonists that occassionaly riffs on Yes, Minister for the niceties of political structure formalities; Harry Hill as the sadistic Dominatrix punishment manager; The Jinsy Singers for some entirely too complex harmonies; Alice Lowe as the darkly frustrated yet interestingly sensual Tessellator engineer; the narcoleptic historian; David Hatton as the Weather Monk Tracee Henge, surely Spike Milligan on top Goon Show gibberish form reincarnated; songs you find yourself humming three weeks later; Simon Callow, Kevin Eldon, Jane Horrocks, Nigel Planer, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Catherine Tate, David Tennant and Don Warrington playing completely off the wall in guest roles.
It all makes a kind of mad sense, suspension of disbelief is entrely too easy, not to mention enjoyable as you immerse yourself in a very different normality. You can't help but laugh all the way through, each episode has gem moments, but the overall absurdity is a giggle form start to finish. Bravo, more please.
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Initial post: 24 Feb 2014 17:52:19 GMT
Tracee Henge also reminded me of Stanley Unwin; I think Ogden's Nut Gone Flake must have been big with Justin Chubb and Chris Bran!
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