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If it's your sort of show you'll love it!,
This review is from: 15 Storeys High : Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 [DVD] (DVD)I own the first series of Fifteen Storeys High on DVD and have seen all of series 2, it is one of my favourite comedies and I am greatly dismayed by the BBC (allegedly) not allowing Sean Lock to make a third series (or another different show for that matter), for he is a great talent and I can't imagine why he doesn't have a larger TV/Radio presence on the BBC.
I can understand if some people may not enjoy this show, but they can not deny the quality of the writing and the unique, quite dark feel that Sean Lock has produced.
This show is the complete antithesis of the Little Britain/Catherine Tate-style of comedy that relies on repetition. These shows leave you knowing what is coming up and boring you, unless the writers actually develop the characters or have enough characters, which helps keep them fresher for longer(the Fast Show).
I personally rate this show 5 out of 5, but it is really a cult masterpiece that some will love, some will not get and others will hate and if you have an "alternative" sense of humour like me and don't like Little Britain, Catherine Tate or Two Pints of Lager you will probably like this, a show which has it's own identity, an individual quality and some great laughs from one of Britain's premiere stand-ups.
To give you an idea of what comedies I like, so you can see how likely it is you will enjoy Fifteen Storeys High, my favourite shows are the Mighty Boosh, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Alan Partridge, the Office and QI: Quite Interesting and anything involving Jeremy Hardy, Mark Steel and the late, great Lind Smith R.I.P.
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Initial post: 8 Jun 2009 13:35:41 BDT
Mr. D. Deepak Bhachu says:
i like all of them too!
you must like Arrested Development too? If not..check it out!!
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 12:59:48 GMT
Richard Branson says:
Alan Partridge eh? Ordered! Love that style of comedy too :)
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 17:43:52 BDT
Miss Wells says:
Thanks, that's a really useful review, concise and to the point and, brilliantly, you tell me what other things you like! I'm with you all the way. Well done!
Posted on 20 May 2013 03:04:15 BDT
Craig H says:
Anybody know where I can get some Blue Rat?
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