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Darkplace is wonderful - This is not,
This review is from: Man To Man with Dean Learner [DVD]  (DVD)
I suspect there will be people out there who have watched Darkplace and found it utterly entertaining and amusing - it's frankly spot on in most departments. The bad acting, terrible props and cringetastic dialogue are comedy gold. And the series itself was new and unique and inventive.
Dean Learner on the other hand is really not that funny. Taking Dean Learner away from his genius bad acting in Darkplace and presenting him in person was a mistake.
It's a series of chat shows with Dean as Host and Matt Holness (Garth) appearing as a different guest in each show. There were moments in Darkplace where I was bent over with laughter. I don't remember laughing at this. It's not a bad idea and it could have worked but it just doesn't. It doesn't gel together, the characters are odd rather than amusing and Dean's dialogue (as a sexist playboy pretty much)is too obvious to be funny.
I don't want to take anything away from them - these guys are clearly very, very talented and I have plenty of respect for them. But personally I really can't vouch for this venture :(
It's a shame. But I hope to see more from them!
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2014 00:06:20 BDT
Gwyn Timmer says:
Totally agree, I watched the first two episodes of this when it was originally shown and was deeply disappointed after the untouchable Darkplace. Only the clips showed any promise (War of the Wasps, Merriman Wear, etc.).
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