Thursday, October 29, 2009

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

The BBC has reinvented television comedy yet again with Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, a sci-fi/thriller/mockumentary set in the 1980's. The video below is the first episode in the series. Watch the intro to get a feel for it and if you have 20 minutes, sit back and get ready to laugh!

Everything about this show appeals to me, the premise, the actors, the direction and special effects, even the music for the show. Like this for example:

I had that song stuck in my head for days after first hearing it. The extended remix version is pretty sweet too, check it out. If this gets you excited about british comedy again, allow me to recommend Snuff Box as a nice companion series. It also features several members of the Darkplace cast and is equally disturbing and hilarious.

1 comment:

BCR said...

at the end of that's the set for billy idol's "dancing with myself" video! haha, so ridiculously genius!