Britain, the home of seemingly polite people, confusing health & safety laws, crappy food, big breasted women, beautiful countryside, inefficient infrastructure and fantastic entertainment. I mean, if Brits don’t know how to make a good TV program or put together a kick ass music group, then nobody does. BBC alone has done more Nobel prize level documentaries than Jean Claude Van Damme has done splits (oh by the way, did you see his new ad with Volvo Trucks).
Here are few new and newish TV series from Britain that make you giggle a bit. Won’t be useful for you if you don’t understand what Russell Brand or Steve Fry says, there won’t be any words involved in these series such as: “Oh my goood, Like umm like, I was like, oh my god like, Awesome, cronout” etc.
Is a sit com which focuses on Steven Toast, a middle-aged actor who has a chequered past and spends more time dealing with his problems off stage rather than actually performing on it. The show stars Matt Berry, who is one of the funniest British actors and is mainly known by his role as Reynholm in the cult show; IT Crowd.
The first episode is brilliance in all of its glory. The trailer below does NOT make it any justice, just take my word for it and watch the first episode of this marvel.
Hold on, wait a minute! James Corden did it again! This time its fucking brilliant! Actually you could count this series as part of our legendary Mindfuck list, as its so fucking amazeballs! What you got here is: Humour, great plot, suspense, underlying issues, conflicts that make you sit on the edge of your seat, great acting and even better villains. It has the lot mate!
The Wrong Mans is about two guys, Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne who find their boring existence being turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity.
Based in a supermarket, Trollied is about bunch of weird and weirder characters who work and visit the supermarket. The characters are wackier than a sperm whale. This show is for those who just want to watch something easy, light hearted and with no plot what-so-ever.
You won’t believe what you’re watching, thats what you’ll be thinking about when watching this hilarious show, which is all real by the way. An Idiot Abroad is about Karl Pilkington, who is bit special and is sent to explore the World and its wonders by his two mates, Ricky Gervais (The Office) and Stephen Merchant. Karl has never travelled beyond Britain before and he prefers it that way. His ideology is extremely entertaining and will make sense sometimes, but what it will definitely do is to make you laugh like you never thought it was possible. Hilarious stuff!
Ok, if you aint British, or lived on that Island, then you will need subtitles. Cos the English here is very Londoner. Phoneshop is about, you guessed it, a phone shop in a high street of London and its bonkers staff, who are just ridicilous and fucking absurd. There is lots of logic to this series and it will make you scratch your head at points, but do not be fooled young warrior, Phoneshop is absolutely insane! It is very popular in the UK, especially amongst the younger crowd.
Is about Tom Chadwick played by Chris O’dowd (known for Bridesmaid, Gullivers travels) who after losing his job and his girlfriend, and after some time of mourning like a little biatch, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. Unsure of his identity, he uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters as well as a growing sense of who he and his real family are. Cue in nutty characters, subtle plot and brilliant acting. Some of the entire episodes are so fucking hilarious that you’ll have to pause it in order to breathe. No subtitles needed with this one.