Asylum (TV series) Reviews
Description:TV channel: Paramount Comedy Channel / Actors: Adam Bloom, Simon Pegg, Norman Lovett, Paul Morocco, Norman Lovett / ... more
Asylum (TV series) ... Director: Edgar Wright / Asylum was a British comedy series shown on Paramount Comedy Channel in 1996. Set in a mental asylum, it lasted for only one series of six episodes. Surreal black comedy about an assortment of odd characters trapped in an asylum, in a quiet English countryside. It is run by staff whose sanity is decidedly suspect, as proved by their admission of the local pizza-delivery boy for trumped-up reasons. As the patients try bizarre escapes, we are left wondering whether the whole thing is a massive experiment, or just a cruel hoax.
Newest Review: ... appears to be his strange little sidekick, who doesn't speak but plays the guitar. Jessica Stevenson plays Jessica (you're beginning to see that the characters are just named after their actors), a woman who at first appears to be the sanest of them all, but is actually paranoid and convinced that she is being pursued by the government. Stevenson also plays one of the staff, a sex-mad Irish ... more
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by - written on 16/04/08 (Very useful, 221 readings)
As any Spaced fan will probably know, Asylum is significant for being the project which brought together the makers of that show. Aired on the Paramount Comedy channel in 1996, it was directed by Edgar Wright, co-written by him and David "I'm a lady!" Walliams, and starred Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, as well as Julian Barratt, now famous for The Mighty Boosh. Set in a mental institution, we are introduced to its owner, Dr Lovett (played by Norman Lovett) who is somehow both sinister and friendly. When one of the staff orders a pizza, the delivery boy (played by a baby-faced Simon Pegg) turns up, only to find that they're not letting him out ... Read the complete review