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Flowers [Oct. 12th, 2016|10:39 am]
Tony Grist
Olivia Colman can do no wrong, but...

I'm getting tired of black comedy. It's been in the ascendent too long.  This sort of thing- botched suicide attempts, grannies dying amusingly, fun with nooses-  only works if it shocks- and by now it's old hat. The storyline where the central male character was mistaken for a paedophile seemed promising but when the punchlines came they weren't delivered bare-knuckled but with gloves on.

The production values are high, the performances are excellent, but the script doesn't break any taboos that haven't been broken many times before.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2016-10-12 10:02 am (UTC)
If one asks me about humor: It's the trivial everyday stuff that mockery's missing about. A little bit of megalomania and insanity inserted to it; it's been far too long that they only make jokes about daily politics or about stuff that's only relevant in America.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-10-12 12:37 pm (UTC)
This is a British show- very British. It's about an eccentric and not very likeable middle-class family living in the countryside- so there aren't any political or specifically America jokes.
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