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A comedy without laughs, new format idea from the BBC!
Member Name: huggy2009
Advantages: Its only 30 minutes long
Disadvantages: Not very funny, staged, weak
Miranda was a comedy shown on BBC2 on Monday evenings at 8pm, in many ways its a throwback to the old fashioned sitcoms of the seventies and the eighties in the sense that it is based around the adventures of one character, there is canned laughter and it has a quaint old worldly style to it.
I have to be honest, I am a huge fan of Not Going Out a comedy in which the star of this show Miranda Hart, plays a clumsy cleaner, I always found her performances an acquired taste and one of the weaker elements of the show, from that she has somehow got her own show and in many ways I am still torn, at times I like the old fashioned style of the piece but mostly I find it to be a weak under-developed comedy which shows the lack of real comedic talent being given a chance in favour of stuff like this.
The comedy follows Miranda as she runs a bric a brac shop, she works with her best friend Stevie (Sarah Hadland), worries about how her mum (Patricia Hodge) views her and has a crush on her friend Gary (Tom Ellis).
Overall, the show is pretty weak, the acting is fair to middling, Miranda is quirky but the material is about 20 years out of date, with this and the appalling Big Top, the BBC seems to be reverting to weak comedy over experimental new stuff, the show lacks a spark, its jokes are generally weak or repetitive and the laughter track is incredibly annoying.
This show offers about 3 laughs an episode which is less than I sometimes get watching people on the train in the evening.
I do understand why some people like this but I much prefer something a bit sparkier with darker humour and more intelligence, this is mild, easy and annoying.
Summary: A comedy without laughs, new format idea from the BBC!