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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost, 13 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Chickens [DVD] (DVD)
Chickens had poor reviews throughout its recent run but the setting, writing and performance are all very fresh.

It is a brave choice of situation, and if it does fail (and even that is not certain, I found it at least as funny as The Inbetweeners) it is in a certain lack of "heart". The problem seems to me that all the central characters are hateful, and it is difficult to feel much sympathy with them, or critically, to identify.

There are glimpses though of something much more interesting. In the last episode the soldiers return from the Front and are (strikingly) fully in period. They don't use the ironic interjections and flat sarcasm of the "chickens" and of course you see suddenly that the chickens are "us", which is to say that they are ambassadors of our (debased?) modern sensibility. Yes, I could identify with that. Something similar also happens with the episode about corporal punishment at the school.

Nevertheless, there is much to enjoy, including Barry Humphries, and of course there are very few situation comedies that have established themselves after a single series. With this, Hunderby, and much more traditional fare such as Trollied, all credit to Sky and their commissioners.
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