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improv. 80's style
on 1 June 2007
When I was younger I really enjoyed the sponteneity of the show, it was funny, fresh, energy filled - guests went from pompous (john sessions) to musical (josie lawrence) to witty (greg proops, paul merton, tony slattery) to physically comedian (ryan stiles and...well most of the american guests) and was good fun.
Nice to see it back and it is blast from the past which some will love and some will just stare at blankly and go 'huh??', with so many seasons under their belt it is interesting and refreshing to see its birth and continuation and allowed mock the week, QI, buzzcocks et all the freedom they have now. It can be daft, inventive and surprising and you find yourself guessing what will come next...
Yes it is region 1 so you need a multi-region player, games console or PC but why give it one star for that?? the dvd itself and shows were great - that is like calling an album rubbish as it is only on vinyl or all food rubbish if it isnt green and available in one place...check out the hack sites to alter your dvd player or wait for the inevitable region 2 version (or there is always u-tu be...)
Great nostalgia, great host with his sarcastic yet encouraging demeanour and certainly better than the american version - but if you didnt enjoy it back then you wont now so stay away... I would have given it 4 stars but the harsh judgment on region made me bump it up one!