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Comedy for Morons
Member Name: eggbandit
Advantages: One liners, no thought required to watch
Disadvantages: Everything else except the few one-liners
This show could have been good, but is predictable tripe.
The "David Brent"-style captain could be made a lot better. The show is a cheesy rip-off of Red Dwarf. It is a cross between the office and Dr Who, with all the same jokes.
My biggest complaint is always the necessary happy ending. There are a few good jokes, but they are dwarfed by the huge amount of obvious one-liners that are designed for children.
This show should have poked fun at being British in a way similar to the office, where we are all made out to be losers with little hope in life. Instead there is always a happy ending and the "heroes" are always the good guys. Red Dwarf was funny because there was no such good and evil line drawn. Invariably the "heroes" always ended up in trouble, and happy endings were not guaranteed.
The people in this programme should be about losers not succeeding. We should mock our entire culture of a small island thinking it is at the centre of the universe.
Where is the sleazy Tony Blair figure, or all the management lingo of the office making a ship wholly incompetent? Where is the British tabloids, and the aristocrats of a empire destroyed? Where is the Britain that struggling to be heard and dominated by America? Where is the rich folk? The tabloids? The neds? The ethnic tensions present in the UK? The overtly politically correct culture? The programme is trying to be mainstream, programmes like this must be cutting edge.
This programme could have been good. The whole genre has been ruined by the BBC making a sort of Dr Who comedy. It didn't work, it is easy to watch garbage designed for morons.
I am sorry to anyone who liked it. I really wanted to like it, but when you look past the few one-liners the programme is crap. Don't tolerate for second best, just get yourself a copy of Red Dwarf, or the hundreds of other programmes funnier than this.
It is not a novel idea, but an idea that has always had potential.
Summary: Destroyed a good genre of TV programmes for decades....