Black Books

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  1. Rimbaud82

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    Anybody like this show? Always been one of my favourite comedies (along with Peep Show and Father Ted), but I started rewatching it again last night. Really underrated comedy...I'd forgot how good it was. I've been watching the american show, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia lately too and I reckon americans who like that but who don't know black books would like it as well. Though obviously the comedy is a little different since one is american and the other is British/Irish.

    It's set in a bookshop, and it's largely about the owner Bernard who is a misanthropic, self-centred, cynical Irishman who spends most of time drinking and smoking and the stuff that happens around that.









     
  2. Pliny Pete

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    I thought this was gonna be about Donald Goines
     
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    Who's that Pliny?
     
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    I have the DVDs. Should have gotten more seasons.
     
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    Hes a writer from the 70's that wrote books about ghetto life(pimps, drugs, gangs etc)
    Basically gangsta rap in book form
    Used to read em in jail
     
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    I watched this years ago and loved it, great shout out.
     
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    watched all seasons
     
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    Good man, wish there were more.
     
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    Ha, I just received Black Books from Amazon.

    When I was a kid I remember watching an episode once randomly on TV and that line stayed with me forever :

    - You know, in Tibet, if they want something, do you know what they do? They give something away.

    - They do, do they? That must be why they're such a dominant global power.

    So after 25 years of remembering that awesome line form times to times I just decided to buy it.

    Didn't know that the bookkeeper character is Irish, that's awesome.

    Maybe I'll page you for some British comedy suggestions when I am done with this show.
     
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    Red Dwarf
    Fawlty Towers
    Blackadder
    Mr Don & Mr George
    Filthy Rich & Catflap
    The Young Ones
    Bottom
    Peep Show
    The Office
    Extras
    Absolutely
    Big Train
    Peep Show
    The Mighty Boosh
    Spaced
    I'm Alan Partridge
    The League of Gentlemen
    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
    The Toast of London
    Murder in Successville
    Brass Eye
    Father Ted
    The IT crowd

    Your life will be better if you watch all of those.
     
  12. europe1

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    Yeah it's pretty funny. Remember being a bit frustrated though that although taking place in a book shop very little of the episodes, stories or jokes seemed to be about books. :D
     
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    Love it.

    Much like Father Ted, it creates its own little world that is completely ridiculous but entirely believable.
     
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    The Thick of It
    Spaced
     
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    BAM Back in the saddle again

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    for Game of Thrones fans, in the beginning of this clip you'll see a young Lord Royce.

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    Gazwald Syphilitic Bestie

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    Spaced is on there. I've not watched the thick of it tbh, might have to check it out.
     
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    Thanks alot. I assume that it is in the same vein, i.e. dry humour and cynicism ?
     
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    lol mostly yes. Even great British slapstick comedies like Bottom have moments of intelligent humour that go largely unoticed by its target audience. Blackadder is dryest of the dry humour. Rowan Atkinson at his brilliant best.
     
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    Spaced is fucking awesome. There are a lot of nerdy reference, the characters, the stories and the humor are top notch.

    Black Books is cool too. Damn there are a lot of these British comedies that I still haven't watched.
     
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    If you still haven't watched Red Dwarf, blackadder of Fawlty Towers, my advice is start today.
     

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