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Abstract, funny, Genius,
This review is from: Big Train : Complete BBC Series 1 & 2  [DVD] (DVD)
I remembered this series containing some of my favourite sketches of all time...
...Whilst watching the DVD, the main thing that struck me is how many of the sketches aren't actually that funny. *BUT* you still enjoy the genius behind them! The Flamenco Dancer in the Bomb Squad is one of the first sketches, I didn't laugh at it - but I couldn't help but appreciate what was being done.
The long French-cinema-style sketch about a man and a woman who fall out of love but find "something" else was too long to be laugh out loud hilarious - but it was still fab!
I find series 2 to contain more laugh out loud material, but overall, this 2 series set contains some of my favourite sketches of all time. The "Hot Cakes" sketch really creases me up, and the guys in the laboratory where Simon Pegg is looking through the Microscope at some sort of plague had me crying with laughter.
The amount of talent in this is mind-blowing. The creators of Father Ted writing, and some of the best (maybe THE best) comedians/comedy actors of the current time, performing.
For me, Simon Pegg and Kevin Eldon are perfect on screen. Eldon has such an expressive face. Between them, they can portray anyone doing anything - they aren't only great comedians, they are fantastic actors.
The rest of the cast are also top notch - and all of them are familiar having appearing in each others' work at some point before or since (Spaced, Black Books, etc).
If you want to see a sketch show which isn't just reliant on catchphrases, them stick this in yer (DVD) slot.
I will without doubt watch this again, and again, and who knows? Maybe again!
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire, UK.
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