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on 2 April 2013
This program is not only hilarious but also a quite clever take on modern society. With the likes TOWIE and Made In Chelsea the subject matter or the rise of the idiots has never been more apt. Julian Barrat is brilliant in it as is Dan Clark. The skeptical and pessimistic outlook on modern society is typical of Charlie Brooker. Anyone who liked How Not To Live Your Life starring Dan Clark and Black Mirror written by Charlie Brooker will I'm sure appreciate this program. Occasionally the low budget of the show shines through but to me that just adds to its charm. I've always believed that this program was a bit ahead of it's time (a cliche i know) as most people who claim to be sitcom connoisseurs that i have spoken to have never seen this. All in all worth a watch you will not be dissapointed.
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on 26 February 2017
One of the best dvds i have purchased and one of the best shows i have ever watched. A great combination of chris morris and charlie brooker bring a fantastic portrayal of what the modern age hipsters are like and dumbing down our world. Very funny
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on 6 July 2013
Charlie Brooker is good; combine Brooker with Chris Morris and you have something special. Nathan Barley highlights all that is wrong with the shallow, vacuous, hype-ridden nonsense that is so much of popular culture. The satire is targeted with skill and aplom, the targets well chosen and comprehensively attacked. It is, simply, genius.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 14 February 2013
The duo of writers can be relied upon to see through a glass darkly and see everything backwards. This perspective is essential to those of us who can not believe the cretinous aspects of modern culture and why it is tolerated, let alone celebrated. If the phrase "the rise of the idiot" does not engender sardonic disgust then you should not watch this series.
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on 23 August 2015
Probably a LOT more relevant now than when it was first released, a satirical look at digital media, and a parody of Shoreditch/Dalston stereotypes
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on 17 December 2016
By turns cringe-making and laugh-out-loud funny, this was a series very much in tune with its (somewhat narrow) zeitgeist, and ahead of its time.
Docked one star due to the sheer unpleasantness of almost all the characters. This rather brutal sitcom is an acquired taste and not for the easily offended.
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on 12 April 2018
As advertised
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on 23 May 2017
Lovely job!
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on 31 December 2010
One of the great new modern pleasures is taking a (calculated) gamble on a CD or DVD and having it pay off. This was one such occasion for me.

Despite the hip names attached to it this show somehow got little mention on its TV release but is now finding a fanbase on DVD.

With Chris Morris now in the world of movies a second series will now never happen but this is a fine testament to how good he could be on the small screen. Add Charlie Brooker, Nicholas Holt and Julian Barrett to the mix and the result was almost inevitably funny.

Buy it.
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on 15 August 2016
It was good. Not as funny as first time I saw it but it was good to reminisce.
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