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  • Modern Toss | Shiny Shelf
    is very patchy and sometimes veers into the terrain of Soho media scum clever funny that the comic manages to avoid That said when it does work it is very funny very watchable and often very rude One worth sticking with Line Break By Stephen Lavington Share Modern Toss Tags Channel 4 Comedy TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012

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  • Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive | Shiny Shelf
    the show What works really nicely is the structure not unlike that of Garth Merenghi s Darkplace the show progresses from beginning to end and the behind the scenes material is cut in non sequentially making full use of the contrasts between the bonhomie displayed in front of the camera and the backbiting that goes on elsewhere One particularly deft sequence sees Brydon talking to Jonathan Ross about appearing on the show cut into him flatly nixing the suggestion to the guest booker with whom he shamelessly flirts The show itself walks a line between being the rubbish that Brydon dismisses it as off camera and entertaining enough to watch in its own right David Mitchell gets some good material with which to upstage the host and a good ad lib from Dave Gorman is nicely undercut by the revelation that it was pre planned and lifted from an old stand up routine Yes Annually Retentive is another example of insular HBO style TV about TV and we re all pretty wise to celebrities desire to look like good sports by letting themselves be sent up in this sort of format But Brydon happens to be very good at it Director s Commentary A Cock and Bull Story so if you re happy to indulge this kind of thing this is as good an example of the genre as you re likely to see So if you gave this a miss because of the useless trailer try to catch one of the 37 repeats everything on BBC3 gets within the week Line Break By Eddie Robson Share Rob Brydon s Annually Retentive Tags Comedy TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X

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  • Nightingales | Shiny Shelf
    subsequent episodes I realised that they just hadn t found their feet straight away Although the first episode introduces the basic set up of three night shift security guards the humour isn t completely defined and it s got too many characters in it It s got pilot written all over it and should probably have been re written and remade as it s easily the weakest episode on here At its best Nightingales is a demonstration of how simple great comedy can be all you need is three great actors in this case Robert Lindsay David Threlfall and James Ellis and a great script by Paul Makin and the rest follows The majority of the action takes place on three sets an office the toilets and the corridor in between and there s usually only one other character for the main three to interact with It s easy to see the show as a precursor to Father Ted with clashing personalities forced to occupy a small space a distinctly surreal tone and an awareness of its own absurdity To give you an idea of just how absurd a recurring character is a werewolf and there s an episode where they all morph into pirates because that s the way the narrative happens to be going And years before Father Ted had the gall to make an episode called Speed 3 Nightingales did an episode called King Lear 2 although in truth it s more of a remake than a sequel It s hard to say why Nightingales didn t find an audience I hesitate to say it was ahead of its time as it was individual rather than startlingly original Perhaps any sitcom that continually references Pinter both in name and in style was destined to baffle a mainstream audience certainly the mix of high culture references and hilariously stupid jokes narrows the range of people likely to get it and when Makin makes a joke out of one of the characters indulging in bestiality not on screen of course the potential audience shrinks further I am however deeply grateful that Nightingales has sustained enough interest to be worthy of release Its cult can only grow from here You can buy Nightingales from Amazon Line Break By Eddie Robson Share Nightingales Tags Channel 4 Comedy DVD Nightingales Robert Lindsay TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise

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  • Robert Lindsay | Shiny Shelf
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  • Snuff Box | Shiny Shelf
    it cos I did it with a lady He does this while carrying a baby Another features Rich travelling back in time and meeting one of Berry s ancestors a legendary hangman and founder of one of London s more exclusive gentleman s club Perhaps the most astonishing moment comes with Le Poo a mock advert in which Fulcher pushes the recent fashion for distressed and fake dirty jeans to its logical conclusion Snuff Box is dirty glorious disturbing and brilliant it justifies BBC Three s existance and it might be the best thing on any television channel right now Line Break By Jim Smith Share Snuff Box Tags BBC BBC Three Comedy Matt Berry Rich Fulcher TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy

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  • Matt Berry | Shiny Shelf
    Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March

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  • Rich Fulcher | Shiny Shelf
    Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June

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  • The IT Crowd | Shiny Shelf
    really it s just that the non studio stuff has been talked about more You may recall that the title of this article implied that I would actually review The IT Crowd at some point so here goes it s really funny It must be peculiar for writer director Graham Linehan to have his new show viewed as a reaction to other new comedy shows because it s exactly what he s been doing since launching Father Ted with Arthur Matthews back in 1994 he finds three funny actors and gives them a good script This is actually all you need pick up the forthcoming Nightingales DVD to see how far you can strip it back if the actors and script are good enough Linehan did it again in 2000 with Black Books which was one of the few good shows during the aforementioned bleak period and The IT Crowd uses a similar slovernly Irish bloke oddball geekish bloke scatty woman dynamic transplanted to the IT department of an undefined company As Linehan points out there are distinct benefits to performing a sitcom in front of an audience it sharpens up the performers and gives them something to feed off It s difficult to get subtlety into performances in front of a crowd but Linehan doesn t really deal in subtlety his strengths are surrealism and overplaying obvious jokes to the point where they become funny again Sometimes it doesn t work the second episode of The IT Crowd collapses a bit at the end with characters running around maniacally to little plot or comedic purpose but most of the time it works as pure comedy with no consideration given to developing the characters are realistic people Linehan s joy in contrivance whilst one of the things I love about his work means that I don t think he will ever fully appeal to a mainstream audience Of course I could be proved wrong if nobody else likes it and it s a flop but if that s the case then we as a nation don t deserve good sitcoms Especially with emerging comedy genius Richard Ayoade in the cast Line Break By Eddie Robson Share The IT Crowd Tags Channel 4 Chris Morris Comedy Richard Ayoade TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon

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