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Last updated: aug 06, 2021
RIP Rik Mayall
Rest in peace Rik. You are sorely missed.
One of my all-time favorites.
The 80s was a tumultuous time for Britain; but at least it paved way for this television classic. Each episode is basically contained havoc, as the anarchic characters are let loose in an Absurdist world. The MTV origins of the show are quite clear in the constant references to musical culture and regular appearances of contemporary bands.
One of the funniest show ever!!!
The Young Ones is a batshit insane and anarchic comedy with a few unfortunate flaws that make it a little more dull than it should be at times. The show is at its best when it follows Rick, Vyvyan and Neil's slapstick sharehouse antics cut between surreal non sequitur skits, but unfortunately the other two regulars don't fit very well into this format in my opinion. Mike acting as the de facto leader/cool guy/ladies man/straight man is just played too normal for my tastes, it's like he belongs in some other tacky sitcom of the time, perhaps something less punk. That being said, in the second season he is depicted a little more stupid and desperate and a little less Fonzie in order to fit in with the other characters. My biggest issue is Alexei Sayle, who steals the spotlight every episode for uninterrupted nonsense standup that feels totally improvised and extremely unfunny. I wouldn't mind his inclusion if it were lessened but it feels a bit like a clash of egos prevented him from remaining a side character. I much prefer the cutaway gags featuring guest stars to fill this kind of role. In essence, I feel like the episodes drag on a bit long at over 30 minutes, and frankly I think if the 10 minutes that Sayle and Ryan take up were cut from each episode it would be a nearly flawless show. I don't mean to rag on it too much, Young Ones does hold a special place in my heart and still brings me a lot of laughs. A lot of praise has been sung for this show and I definitely agree with it. I like it, and I appreciate its Monty Python-style legacy for British sitcoms. It's just a shame to remember that there's always at least one point in each episode where I get bored.
While we celebrated the Pride month just now, why not talk about some awesome TV shows focused on LGBT characters. What if you want to learn about the people at large but you realize that there is no diversity in your close social circles. That’s when a good TV series can enlighten you with the ideas and realities. It can also save you from awkward moments in the real life by providing the right insights.
Like I mentioned before, during these times, you have to be able to relax and is there a better way than sitting back and binging on a really good series? I don’t think so! We’ve already covered some series that are available on Netflix, but what about other services? Well, now we’re going to see what Hulu has to offer.
Lately, I’ve been re-watching a lot of tv shows I used to watch growing up. Even though it makes perfect sense, I was really surprised how different was my point of view now, than it was ten or fifteen years ago. Suddenly, my favorite characters aren’t the favorites anymore. Besides, I’ve forgotten tons of what was happening, that’s why I had so much fun re-watching everything. I highly suggest you do the same thing!
I am Sophie and this is my website.
A little about me 👋 I am a marketing student in Paris. I love spending afternoons with friends in a cafe or a park.
But more than anything else, I love watching (.. binging…) series on my computer on rainy Sundays or any sunny day for that matter 🙈
I must have watched hundreds of shows by now, from romance to science-fiction series. Often I like to go back to a show I enjoyed. But I don’t feel like watching it all over again…
I created this website so myself and others could find the best episodes of our favourite shows. As of today, I have about 1,000 shows on the website with votes and rating coming from fans.
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