Sunday, October 22, 2006
BBC Four, everyone's favourite slob snob network, has excelled itself of late with Jack Dee's new comedy Lead Balloon. It is dead funny, so it is. Like some brilliant cross between Curb Your Enthusiasm and a middle aged One Foot In The Grave, it is an absolute treat. Jack Dee is fantastic, but the rest of the cast are just perfect. My favourites are his daughter and her boyfriend, both refreshing takes on the money grabbing teenager stereotype. This is why I like the programme so much, and why I think it will go on to be huge. There's nothing desperately new here, but it's just so wonderfully well written and performed that it rises above other lame sitcoms like the golden condor in the opening titles to the Mysterious Cities Of Gold. It really is that good.
And look! You can watch all the episodes online! Right now! Go on, click here. You won't be missing anything from me in the meantime. I've got my feet up on the desk eating Jaffa Cakes watching pumas on Planet Earth. I'm set for the evening.
Get in on the ground floor, my friends, before it hits BBC Two and you lose the smug bastard 'I saw it first' factor.
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