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A Buncha New Programming Hits BBC America Tonight!! COME FLY WITH ME, THE INBETWEENERS, OUTCASTS, and Ron Moore's BATTLESTAR!!



Merrick here...

...with a quick heads-up about a new programming block on BBC America. 

Tonight the network's "Ministry of Laughs" opens for business with the U.S. introduction of three new commedies:  THE INBETWEENERS and COME FLY WITH ME. 

THE INBETWEENERS (11pm Eastern) is, essentially, the anti-Nickelodeon/Disney teen show.  Almost completely devoid of anything resembling restraint or decorum, the series (which will be quite edited for U.S. consumption I should think) is raunchy, crude, rude, naughty, and vulgar.  I'm not saying this is a bad thing, and the impact of its excess should be mitigated in America by bleeps and blur-outs amd whatnot, but there are times THE INBETWEENERS feels like John Hughes meets PORKY's with a healthy injection of steroids.

Also debuting is COME FLY WITH ME (11:30pm Eastern), a mockumentary chronicling daily happenings in an enormous and bustling airport terminal (if you've ever seen the show AIRLINE, you get then idea).  But COME FLY WITH ME isn't serious, and it often pointedly skewers some of the same conceits on which AIRLINE pivots.  INterestingly, many of the often OTT character you'll see in COME FLY WITH ME are performed by two people - David Williams and Matt Lucas.  A recent press release suggests that the duo realize "over 50" characters for the show. 

The second episode (airing June 25) of COME FLY WITH ME guest stars FRIENDS' David Schwimmer as himself - he's intercepted by immigration when trying to sneak fetish porn into the U.K.  Schwimmer immediately tries to throw FRIENDS co-stars Matt LeBlanc and Courtney Cox (who are not present) undetr the bus.  The third installment of the show (broadcasting July 9) features a brief appearance by HARRY POTTER's Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), who is accosted by  an airport employee upon debarkation and handed a script.  Said employee wants Grint to get the script to Daniel Radcliffe. 

These titles succeed the already premiered GRAHAM NORTON SHOW (10pm Eastern), which itself follows the U.S. debut of OUTCASTS (9pm Eastern) - an epic Science Fiction drama from the makers of MI-5.  The network's premiere of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA  - the Ron Moore version - comes to BBCA tonight as well, its two part launch miniseries airing tonight from 5-9pm Eastern. 

It doesn't take much digging to gleen that OUTCASTS - about the trials and tribulations of human colonists on a distant-but-habitable aline world - was not particularly well received in the U.K. when it broadcast there recently.   Be that as it may, I rather appreciated the first two installments of the show and intend to checdk out the whole thing when it hits Blu-Ray here in the States shortly (it's already up for pre-order HERE). 

FInd out more about all the shows BBC America is debuting tonight at the network's website, HERE


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  • June 18, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    That airline one sounds interesting.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    A spin on Extras sort of maybe? Except more "sketch"-y?

  • June 18, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST


    by Voltan

    is awesome but completely neutered on BBC America. IMO it is not worth watching the watered-down versions. Season 3 wasn't quite as good as the first two seasons, but it's still funny.

  • June 18, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    The Inbetweeners - Saved By The Bell on crack...

    by onehandedboxing

    But in a good way... And it will be a massive shame if it is edited, because it isn't just the rudeness that's funny, sometimes the joke is the utter patheticness of the rudeness...

  • June 18, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by -Halfscan-

    Started out rather good and showed a bit of potential, then around 3rd or 4th episode just seemed to run out of steam and become predictable </p> Funny that BBCA is debuting it with BSG, since it is obviously modeled very strongly after it. </p>

  • June 18, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Re: Outcasts

    by onehandedboxing

    It was OK as far as Sci-Fi goes, but it was more Babylon Zoo than Babylon 5...

  • June 18, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Outcasts wasn't awful...

    by penhapus

    but not one of the characters had any redeeming qualities, the sci-fi element was played down in all the preamble, and it bleed viewers out the wazoo.

  • June 18, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Come Fly With Me

    by penhapus

    Is more Little Britain than Extras. When it's funny it's *very* funny... but can be a bit hit and miss. Not sure how the characters will work for an American audience...

  • June 18, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Inbetweeners & Come Fly With Me both worth it....

    by Jarek their original unedited form. Also check out: Ideal, Psychoville, Peep Show, Friday Night Dinner, Man Stroke Woman.... the list goes on.

  • June 18, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Secret Code?

    by Captain

    The proliferation of spelling errors in almost every single sentence of this post makes me wonder if you are sending a secret message.

  • June 18, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    after the dr who christmas special with matt smith

    by emeraldboy

    Come fly with me was the most watched show on the bbc. and i agree it is hit and miss. i just hope the second series is good because the ratings for the first series were massive. inbetweeners. i dont watch as e4 is rubbish station. i thnk come fly with me is more serious than little britain.

  • June 18, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    they way in which walliams and lucas destroy

    by emeraldboy

    or maybe skewer the racism of the airline industry is something to behold. it will be edited though. including one scene which involves a chinese guy and a character saying, here at the airline we are always looking to give lost chinese property back to china. think the guy had even had a sign around his neck saying lost chinese property. the point of the whole series is the racist way britain deports foreigners. but the best scene in the whole series was the thick guy played by lucas who wants to work on the airline but is working in airport burger bar. that was one of the funniest things i saw On british tv in years.

  • June 18, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    by emeraldboy

    here is the link called tommy gets a promotion....

  • June 18, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Inbetweeners is hilarious

    by MrJJonz

    Be stupid to edit out the rudeness as it will mean most of the humour is lost. It is crude but great fun with it. Outcasts was just awful. Really clunky dialogue with some awful delivery. If you like Little Britain then Come Fly with Me is probably for you. Personally, not keen on either of them.

  • June 18, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    When she sees you drinking that she'll be frothing at the gash

    by DirkD13"

    Inbetweeners isn't particularly clever but it sure as shit makes up for it in funny. Edited it just would not work, the whole point is they're filthy minded horny teenagers so the language is reflected fairly accurately. Shit, I'm 32 and me and my pals often still talk like that.

  • June 18, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Oh and Will's mum is smoking hot

    by DirkD13"

    Ben Miller's a lucky bastard.

  • June 18, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    They should just do an American Channel 4 instead of BBC America

    by DirkD13"

    Then it wouldn't be edited as Channel 4 has big fucking balls and that's why they make a lot of good tv. May I also recommend to my American friends who may enjoy UK comedy, the works of Charlie Brooker (Screenwipe, Gameswipe, Newswipe, Nathan Barley, Dead Set, How TV Ruined Your Life, The 10 O'clock Show, You Have Been Watching), trust me you will not be disappointed.

  • June 18, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by -Halfscan-

    You mean Primeval.. pretty sure it is, I know it had a it's 5th series end recently and no news on a s6 yet.

  • June 18, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Where's the new Primeval?

    by epic quibble

  • June 18, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST


    by epic quibble

    stoopid no preview function.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Inbetweeners is very funny, but I don't get the review above.

    by V'Shael

    Porkys and Nickolodeon? What? It's 3 kids and the new "loser" kid, learning how to be friends and get laid.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Come Fly With Me - It's like Little Britain.

    by V'Shael

    The same two guys who did most of the character work in that show, do the same here. They invent and inhabit weird characters who work in an airport, and essentially do a series of linked sketches. I think it's hit or miss.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I'm confused.

    by taking_up_space

    The Inbetweeners isn't new. The first two series have already been on BBC America. I remember watching both on BBC America On Demand more than a year ago. Why are we calling it a premiere tonight? Unless it's the premiere of Series Three?

  • June 18, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Inbetweeners to American audience?

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    I'd be interested to know if it even has the same impact across the pond. The Inbetweeners is about that middle ground in highschool that 80% of the population were probably in. Not the jocks, not the geeks, but in the middle trying to be popular and failing, yes but the important thing about this show is that the characters are not characatures at all. This was British high school for ALOT of people, myself included. Therein lies the genius of the comedy and the all too real scenarios they get themselves into.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Galactica followed by Outcasts

    by supertoyslast

    Nice choice since, as mentioned above, Outcasts was definitely modelled on Galactica. I had high hopes that this would be a British Galactica, but turned out to be more Survivors on another planet. Just don't get too attached to the familiar face.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST


    by Lenny Nero

    ...this is basically high school for a lot of Americans too, just with less schools requiring uniforms. It forms a nice companion piece with "Freaks & Geeks." (as in, the geeks half of that equation) And taking_up_space, yes, the first two seasons have already aired on BBC America, and the third season premieres tonight.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST


    by supertoyslast

    After briefly being cancelled, Primeval did indeed continue in the UK. The first part of the most recent series was broadcast on the terrestrial network ITV, with the second part currently being shown on the satellite channel Watch.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Outcasts was good near the end

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    I totally disagree with some other poster saying that Outcasts started good then got worse!...actually the general consensus (inc my own) was that the show started very averagely but by ep 5 things started to get really good and the final 2 eps are corkers. If the british public had have stuck with it they would have been rewarded but it just didnt start well unfortunately. If those knobs at bbc america cut the inbetweeners it will be a travesty!, it would be like cutting all the special fx out of transformers and expecting people to still dig it! The movie version is out in uk cinemas in aug and looks excellent for the trailer i've seen.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Go to say about Primeval ...

    by V'Shael

    I only started watching it in Season 4, but it's actually quite entertaining. I never went back to get anything from the first 3 seasons, but Season 4 was a perfectly fine jumping on point for me.

  • June 18, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Inbetweeners is the best show of its kind

    by taking_up_space

    I've only seen the first two series, but the show is funny as hell, the characters are interesting, and most importantly, it is better than anything American TV aims at the same demographic. You actually care about these guys and feel their pain when things go amusingly badly. Try saying that about any teen comedies on American TV since Freaks and Geeks. This show nails the whole "inbetweeners" feeling perfectly.

  • June 18, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by frozen01

    is my guilty pleasure. Really cheesy, but just good enough plots, just good enough dialog, just good enough acting to keep me coming back. and that's funny... a friend of mine just recommended Psychoville to me a couple of days ago. I've got the first episode queued up and was planning to watch it tonight

  • June 18, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    the anti-Nickelodeon/Disney teen show....

    by Daniel

    that comparrison doesnt even make sense, how about not say either of those companies in any relation to the inbetweeners and let it stand on its own and explain what its really about, the second you compare it to those, even as the anti, people will think of sitcoms with firmly places cameras and laugh tracks also, mtv cancels their version of skins and picks up a version of the inbetweeners on the same prediction, this time next year...bye bye mtv inbetweeners, wont translate, will be exact copy, which was the reason skins failed, if skins usa had of been about 8 entirely brand new characters and set in america and just been an extension of the brand the giant north american audience that watched skins uk probably would of check it out instead of not watching it at all because why would they want to see a complete toned down rehash of the beloved first season of the uk series i did watch the mtv version, which leads me to wonder what the fuck american groups protesting the show are smoking, they most likely didnt watch it, only read the premise and maybe saw some promo shots, if they have a problem with it why dont they try watching the uk version

  • June 18, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    also, primeval haters can suck it

    by Daniel

    time travel rules, watch the entire first season of that show and get your load blown over the awesome twists they have involving time travel i always did find it odd though when i got into it and doctor who then torchwood at the same time, that primeval and torchwood exist at the same time, 2 shows about rips in time and space in the uk spewing out things from past and future

  • IF they show the inbetweeners uncut I'd definitely recommend it. Series 3 is not as good but all 3 are very, very funny. Lucas and Walliams' show is just more of the same. I guess. I never got past the promos. About 15 years ago those 2 used to do these amazingly lame sketches and characters on a satillite channel computer games show. That was about their level, they really should have stayed there. The first 2 episodes of Outcasts are terrible. After that it gets better but almost pisses it all away again at the end. Unless you have a massive interest in British sci-fi I wouldn't bother. Its basically LOST taking place on BSG sets with Holby City plotting and yet somehow less interesting than that sounds.

  • June 18, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Come Fly With Me

    by Crooooooow

    When the best guest star you can get is David Schwimmer your in trouble. Come Fly With Me sucked large donkey balls. It's not funny, it's not even fun to hate. It's just sad and pathetic.

  • June 18, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Why doesn't anybody give Star Trek to Ronald D. Moore already?

    by AsimovLives

    Let somebody who actually gets it make it, for once.

  • June 18, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Why give us shows which are cancelled?

    by taking_up_space

    Why give us yet another show, Outcasts, which didn't even make it past Series One in the UK? Get us hooked on another show which will never properly end. No thanks, I'll skip.

  • June 18, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Outcasts was a great idea, but the writing was awful

    by ahdvd

    The writers just had stupid characters who did the most increadibly stupid things and had the most awful dialogue, not once did the writers put themselves into the situation and ask 'what would i do' because i guarantee they would have said and done things differently.

  • June 18, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    U.K T.V is a pile of shit.

    by blackflowerX

    OUTCASTS = Total Shite.(Don't waste your time . It wanted to be Lost , but was nothing but a wannabe Solaris soaked in a bucket of low budget looking BBC fail. (The title of the show doesn't even make sense ).<BR><BR> MI-5(Or SPOOKS as its known here in the U.K)= The highest abortion of cuntasticness.First season was o.k when Lisa Faulkner got her head and arm fried in a vat of hot oil down the local B.N.P fish'n' Chip shop , but that was 10 fucking years ago FFS! Its been shite since...<BR><BR> COME FLY WITH ME = Utter Shite.(The same jokes by the same two gay/bi twats, over and over again). <BR><BR> THE INBETWEENERS= Boring as fuck. Nothing on the amazing MISFITS (although their both totally different shows , but still...)<BR><BR> DOCTOR WHO= Was good but is now beyond stupid , and shite. Raped up the arse by Moffat.(THE most disappointing bastard to ever breathe)<BR><BR> TORCHWOOD= "Sci Fi for grown up's" Which is code for pretentious ,self indulgent WANK. With Welsh people (Which is only an issue because they endlessly bollock on about being fucking Welsh every fuckin' second, like we don't know)....<BR><BR> SURVIVORS= Utterly pointless plot holed Wankfest, with seriously bad actors, that spent two seasons going fuck all NOWHERE.<BR><BR> PRIMEVIL= Cheesy as fuck .If your aged over 12 and actually enjoy this cak, you should kill yourself now you sad bastards.<BR><BR> Its hard to belive that years ago the U.K used to make stuff like "THREADS" or "EDGE OF DARKNESS" , "THE PRISONER" and "THE AVENGERS" . <BR><BR> If America can make amazing T.V Why the fuck can't the U.K?

  • Welcome to the wonderful world of American "family" protest groups. We all knew that was going to happen the second the show was announced. And no, they didn't watch a second of the show, I guarantee that. They never do.

  • June 18, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST


    by frozen01

    Harsh. I like Primeval BECAUSE it's cheesy as fuck. It's light-hearted entertainment and they don't take themselves seriously but they do come up with something a bit different now and again. Misfits is okay. It's good, but not that great. I like a good number of the characters but they rely on the raunchy too much. They seem to throw it in for no reason whatsoever. I was enjoying, though, when they begin discovering other people with "superpowers" and what those powers were. And there have been consistently more good episodes, IMO, since Moffat took over than during RTD's reign. Not a big fan of Torchwood myself, either. I do like Being Human and Skins though. Starting to get into Psychoville, too, albeit slowly. And which American TV shows do you think are amazing? The only ones I can think of are long since off the air. (And I can tell you, we are our own hinderance. A show like Psychoville, and many other Brit offerings, would never have gotten a green light here. it would be considered too risky. MTV only did Skins cuz they thought it would be edgy and bring in the teenage crowd.)

  • June 18, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST


    by Candy ass monkey suit

    Give the inbetweeners a chance. Its no coincidence that the show was picking up a whopping 3 million viewers during the 3rd series ( a huge amount for e4) it's that good man, it's gained such popularity through word of mouth over the years, i was a sceptic too but after watching series 1 on dvd i was hooked!i don't know how can you write off a show just coz you don't like the station? it's actually also shown on C4 as well, Misfits is excellent and thats on e4 too!

  • June 18, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by Candy ass monkey suit

    A fan of 90210 and Gossip Girl then?

  • June 18, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by taking_up_space

    Great UK shows . . . The Office The IT Crowd Monty Python Fawlty Towers Peep Show Black Adder Did you ever see the miniseries Jekyll? That was incredible.

  • June 18, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Re: Inbetweeners

    by -Halfscan-

    I sat down to watch the first episode a bit ago to see if I'd fancy it.. finished the entire first series (and wanting more) before finally getting up. </p> Fun stuff.

  • June 19, 2011, 5:40 a.m. CST

    lucas and walliams

    by emeraldboy

    have announced that their comedy partnership is at an end. to which barbara ellen in the observer wrote goodbye and good riddance.....

  • June 19, 2011, 5:52 a.m. CST

    here is an odd thing...

    by emeraldboy

    I found lucas's creation george dawes to be one of the funniest things on british tv in the 1990s on shooting stars. so much so that I cant stand his replacement. and I loved the way reeves and mortimer constantly put down mark and lamarr. i do find modern british comedy to be hit and miss. having said all of that. I love Miranda hart show. very very funny. i watched her show a couple of nights ago. very funny stuff.

  • June 19, 2011, 6:14 a.m. CST

    I find that monty python...

    by emeraldboy

    has dated terribly. yet the fish sketch is one of the funniest things you are ever likely to see. as is the sketch with the two old ladies and the penguin. some parts of fawlty towers i find unwatchable. but the hotel inspectors is just brilliant. series two of the it crowd is great. as is series three. but series four. i find unwatchable and think its very laboured. moss played by richard Ayodade is genius. and chris o dowd is great. but black adder remains my favourite comedy series of all time. you just have to marvel at the talent on screen. and that marvel is rowan atkinson. his genius is to bring fictional characters alive. when richard curtis first met back in the early sevenities in cambridge, he said that atkinson was very quiet. and nobody could be sure if there was something wrong with him as he wouldnt say a thing at writing sessions in footlights. he would appear and disappear. one day posters went up for the footlights review. nobody had seen atkinson for days. rumoured went about the place of a mystery act. all of atkinsons friends and other footlights people sat down to see this mystery act. atkinson came quietly on stage and sat on a chair. and when it was over he got a standing ovation. that unamed characted would later go on to become mr bean. people knew that were in company of a master performer. atkinsons performance of the headmaster at secret policeman's ball is the stuff of legend as is the mock bible reading. i love the end of the office.

  • June 19, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I'm curious about THE INBETWEENERS, i heard it's excelent

    by AsimovLives

    From what i read about it, and specially the 4 main characteers, it seems hilarious. And nobody does comedy from embaracement better then the british. Also from what i read about it, i don't think any station in USA would had the balls to make a show like that. They can show sex and harsh language in shows about adults, but not about teens. God forbid a US TV show actually portait the teens as they are, instead of the typical Disneyfied bullshit version we always get. And for the fella who complains about his own British TV shows, dude, you are complaing from a full belly. You should tahnk your lucky stars you get he shows you have, instead of lamenting. You came across as ingrateful for the good you have. It reads petulant.

  • When a british TV show is good, it's not just good, it's excelent. I mean, you guys turned a car show into the best comedy series in existence. I'm talking about TOP GEAR. In no other country in the world that would had happened. And you complain? You have it great, that's what it is! And one day i'd like to check out FATHER TED. I heard it's a riot.

  • June 19, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    The Inbetweeners is insipid

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I can't believe it is such a success here. Well, I can, actually, if you take into account that most of us have terrible taste.<P> I've no problem with something being dumb and vulgar, as long as it is funny. The writing is crap, you can see the plot creaking and one actor in particular is so fucking unlikable it's impressive(he was even worse in The Increasingly..Todd Margaret). The best thing that can be said for it is that it can on occasion be likably puerile; anything remotely risque will no doubt be cut out for US broadcast, making the whole thing pointless. <P> This is one time that a US remake would actually work, if you could keep the vulgarity; the whole 'chasing girls and trying to get your end away' - though a worldwide pastime of horny teens - feels like such an American trope that it is out of place here.

  • June 19, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy, George Dawes

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    defines the 90s for me. He was absolutely superb. 'Peanuts' and 'Baked Potato' are two highlights, but basically pick any phrase, film sketch or song and it's a winner. Anytime he corpses is comedy gold (the face shaking one, or playing Van Morrison looking up a plum tree with Dylan, DeNiro and DiCaprio)

  • June 19, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    this is weird, lots of connections here

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I've a friend who worked on Primeval, a really bright guy with great ideas and he came out of it demoralised.<P> Also, a friend of mine for some years has a brother who i've met on occasion, I knew he worked in Welsh TV on Pobol Y Cwm, but everyone here is on either that or Doctor Who. Turns out he is the lead in Misfits! I've not watched any though, it looks like one of those style over content shows that we're so good at here.

  • June 19, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    If you want genuine hilarity, hunt down Ultimate Force

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    starring Ross Kemp. It is a beautifully retarded show about UK special forces, aimed at dingbats and people who watch Men & Motors. Too many good things about it to list, suffice it to say that even Kemp has referred to it as 'Ultimate Farce'.<P> Why hasn't Shooting Stars ever been released on DVD? A box set of that would go down nicely. <P> Psychoville is good, especially for Mr.Jelly (keeps kids quiet), but it isn't a patch on League Of Gentlemen. Jeremy Dyson from the LOG has created an amazing stage show called 'Ghost Stories' with Andy Nyman that I would recommend to anyone who gets the chance to see it.

  • June 19, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by theGoldbergV

    Top Gear might be a big sucess internationally, but domestically its a national embarassment. Well, thats not entirely true... but there are just as many Brits who hate it as love it. 3 middle aged men selling their diet-coke racism and xenophobia to middle england, not exactly our finest moment

  • The American shows I'm watching right now, that, IMO are THE dogs bollocks on crack....<BR><BR> Breaking Bad .(Just watched the last of season 2 , fuckin' amazing!).<BR><BR> Mad Men (I'm up to the end of season 3). <BR><BR> The Walking Dead <BR><BR> I was enjoying Nurse Jackie first season, but its gone as twee as fuck, its a one trick pony (Tap dancing drug interventions? ...Like WTF???!!)<BR><BR> I also loved...<BR><BR> The Sopranos(my all time favorite show ever).<BR><BR> Rubicon( Also fuckin' perfect)<BR><BR> Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles<BR><BR> Battlestar Galactica <BR><BR> Lost (apart from the last couple of seasons which sucked)<BR><BR> True Blood (I know its stupid , and tacky as fuck, but I still loved the first two seasons ,especially season two with the amazing Michelle Forbes).<BR><BR> emeraldboy Re: Matt Lucas, Totally agree , he was hilarious in Shooting Stars as George Dawes ,(like you say 'Peanuts' , 'Baked Potato' and the "Lesbians" songs were gold). I Loved "The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer" too, but like with Lucas , I've not enjoyed anything they've done for the last few years. I loved "Spaced" too, which I always forget about. <BR><BR> I watched a german film called "Cargo" the other night , it wasn't anything new , but I really enjoyed it ,theres no reason why Outcasts couldn't have been as good, and thats my point , I'm sick of watching British stuff with the same awful actors . Crap like "The Deep" or "Outcasts", that just never seem to work.<BR><BR> I'll have to check out "Sherlock" , everyone seems to love it....<BR><BR> Oh, and asimovlives , Father Ted is funny as fuck , well worth checking out ...

  • June 19, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    i wish misfits had a talkback

    by zyzy_b

  • June 20, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST


    by DirkD13"

    My friend just go here: For some free streaming episodes of Father Ted from the Channel 4 On Demand site. Enjoy!

  • June 20, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is also amazing blackflowerx

    by DirkD13"

    One of the most original, inventive and downright hilarious comedies ever made. Of course, it wasn't an immediate success and has grown into a true cult classic.

  • June 20, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Come Fly With Me

    by Christopher Bynum

    I watched an episode on Youtube. Seriously-that is one of the worst shows I've ever seen in my entire life. I don't like to be judgmental, but anyone who thinks that show is funny probably jerks off with sandpaper while watching Human Centipede.

  • June 20, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    father ted is the greatest irish sitcom of all time. the cast was irish the crew was irish, the writers were of course and the man who made it possible at channel 4 was irish. kicking bishop brennan up the arse is one the greatest pieces of comedy i have ever seen. that and the my lovely horse episode.

  • June 21, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Father Ted...

    by Rendell

    What, no love for "Speed 3"?!!! The man, the myth, the legend that is: Pat Mustard, Lothario Milkman! Genius.