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A comedy that is actually funny - How rare is that ? !,
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This review is from: The Thick of It - Complete First Series [DVD]  (DVD)
Quite simply laugh out loud funny throughout.
I'm not a fan of political satire at all as I have zero interest in politics and politicians. Rory Bremner and co leave me cold. This series however is hilarious and satirises the media as much as it does politicians and highlights the odd situation that we find ourselves in where the MPs and civil servants are working constantly to win the hearts and minds of the broadcast media and couldn't give two hoots about the public.
'It's funny because it's true' but it's also funny because it's just plain funny. Malcom Tucker is a work of genius, and I cannot watch 'Trawlermen' anymore without expecting Peter Capaldi / Malcom Tucker to threaten to 'maim everyone of them' if they don't catch more shrimp !
The whole cast are superb though..... my favourite line is from 'Hugh Abbot', and is so relevant despite being a couple of years old now, about to lose his job as the media have picked up on his second home ownership 'I didn't rape anyone, I just own a flat !!!'