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Black Adder

I just finished watching the last series of Black Adder on the iPlayer.

Haven't seen it in years and the comedy is really spot on and overall apart from the final scene (which was touching) it didn't take its self very seriously, but at the same time was really well wrote/acted.

My question is 'Where is the top quality standard comedy these days, that doesn't rely on cheap puns and gimmicks.'

My last good quality comedy is People Just Do Nothing and before that it was The Inbetweeners. But black Adder in my opinion is still better.

Why in such an advanced age we aren't getting well thought out comedy anymore?

posted on 28/11/18

One of my favorite blackadder scenes is from the last episode in series 1. The bunch of them are riding on horses and the music and screenshots are done like a spaghetti western. It’s absolutely comedy genius

posted on 28/11/18

comment by Irishred (U2539)
posted 27 minutes ago
One of my favorite blackadder scenes is from the last episode in series 1. The bunch of them are riding on horses and the music and screenshots are done like a spaghetti western. It’s absolutely comedy genius
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only ever liked the episode from series 1 with Frank Finley as the witch-smeller persuevant...fantastic hamming up

posted on 29/11/18

comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 12 hours, 48 minutes ago
comment by Irishred (U2539)
posted 27 minutes ago
One of my favorite blackadder scenes is from the last episode in series 1. The bunch of them are riding on horses and the music and screenshots are done like a spaghetti western. It’s absolutely comedy genius
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only ever liked the episode from series 1 with Frank Finley as the witch-smeller persuevant...fantastic hamming up
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Yeah season one was a bit weak.

Season 3 was good in parts.

Season 2 and 4 are absolute gold

comment by Mattyp (U8926)

posted on 29/11/18

I remember seeing a programme where the cast where the cast and writers were talking about the first season and they said they wrote it too much like a sketch show.

And I think there is merit in that, if you watch the first season and treat it like it’s a sketch show their are some good individual scenes in there, however they couldn’t weave them together to form a good series of episodes.

The battle scene where Edmond arrives late and him and boldrick watch the battle, the scene where they are selling fake Christian artifacts, the dinner scene with the ghost of Richard III, all would work on a sketch show, but they couldn’t put it together well into the greater narrative.

posted on 29/11/18

comment by Mattyp (U8926)
posted 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
I remember seeing a programme where the cast where the cast and writers were talking about the first season and they said they wrote it too much like a sketch show.

And I think there is merit in that, if you watch the first season and treat it like it’s a sketch show their are some good individual scenes in there, however they couldn’t weave them together to form a good series of episodes.

The battle scene where Edmond arrives late and him and boldrick watch the battle, the scene where they are selling fake Christian artifacts, the dinner scene with the ghost of Richard III, all would work on a sketch show, but they couldn’t put it together well into the greater narrative.
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It makes a lot of sense now youve said that

posted on 29/11/18

How great was Lord Flasheart

RIP Rick Mayall

posted on 29/11/18

comment by 1maneontherun (U4291)
posted 39 minutes ago
How great was Lord Flasheart

RIP Rick Mayall
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Was that a canoe in his trousers...?

posted on 1/12/18

When he steals Black Adders bride

posted on 27/12/18

Yeah season one was a bit weak.

Season 3 was good in parts.

Season 2 and 4 are absolute gold
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same thinking here, Ive re watched series 4 so many times, poor George at the end when he realises he's about to die really gets to me still

posted on 27/12/18

comment by United_kaz (U9943)
posted 7 minutes ago
Yeah season one was a bit weak.

Season 3 was good in parts.

Season 2 and 4 are absolute gold
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same thinking here, Ive re watched series 4 so many times, poor George at the end when he realises he's about to die really gets to me still
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The last of the leap frogging tiddlywinkers...

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