Newest Review: ... infancy stage. It was still funny but not as much as the forthcoming series. Blackadder 2 was for me when the show really took off and ... more
Member Name: Palmer89
Date: 17/06/09, updated on 17/06/09 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Atkinson, Robinson, Laurie, Elton, McInnerny, Fry, setting, story, jokes
Disadvantages: First series
As I sit here writing this review I am watching the entire series DVD, starting with the 2nd series as Edmund Blackadder bows down to the demands of Queen Elizabeth.
I must say I never liked the first series, I have watched it once and hardly laughed once, since I have never watched it again and go straight to series 2 when deciding to watch this tv show. series 2 was brilliant to me as it was the very first real blackadder series and was the start of something special.
Series 3 was set in the regal times of the late 1700's, Hugh Laurie certainly adds a brilliant aspect to this series that was missing from series 2, the stupidity of the pricne is at most time unexplainable and extremley hilarious as Blackadder gets more and more frustraited with his superior until he flips eventually, the dictionary and election episodes possibly being some of my favourite out of the entire series.
Series 4 set in WW1, as Laurie, Atkinson and Robinson are building up to the big push, going over into no mans land, this is probably my favourite series of the lot, Stephen Fry is abolutley hilarious as the general and who can ever forget the last episode as the fear comes out in Laurie and Robinson.
The 2 specials are also vey good but aren't comparable to the series, the christmas carol is brilliant as we see a good edmund turned bad by viewing his alter egos and the 21st century special, although probably the worst special, is still fairly funny.
A brilliant TV sitcome, from 2 comedy geniuses with supports from about 4 comedy geniuses and a tv show that will never age, Red Dwarf still just pips it for me though.
Summary: Brilliant british tv comedy