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Little Britain: The Complete Second Series
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Little Britain ~ Series 2
Little Britain: The Complete Second Series furthers David Williams and Matt Lucas's often-inspired, wickedly funny explorations of life in the British Isles. The six episodes found in this two-disc set hammer mercilessly and usually hilariously on a handful of recurring sketch ideas, with the occasional one-off experiment thrown in for good measure. Among the best bits is a running "Fat Fighters" storyline, in which Lucas (who, along with Williams, plays women perhaps better than any other British comedian in television history) portrays the horribly demoralizing leader of a weight-loss franchise, ridiculing her clients, sabotaging their relationships, and broadly hinting that one woman who won a lottery should share her earnings. Williams is at the center of a pair of savagely satiric storylines (with chapters in each episode), one in which he plays a flamboyantly gay, very uncivil servant assisting Britain's prime minister (Anthony Head), and a more shocking narrative of an upper-class, groom-to-be whose poor fiancee watches him demand "bitty" from his mother--"bitty" being code for breastfeeding. Meanwhile, Lucas is wonderful as a young homosexual who insists he's the only gay in his small town in the English countryside, despite much evidence (including the presence of a gay vicar and his leather-clad lover) to the contrary. There's much more, and all snarkily narrated by actor Tom Baker, known to many as the fourth incarnation of Dr. Who. Williams and Lucas's commentary track for each episode is a kick, too. --Tom Keogh
Little Britain is the reigning king of UK comedy. Its quirky, off-kilter characters have quickly become British national treasures, garnering numerous accolades, including three BAFTAs (UK equivalent to Emmys) and double gold at the prestigious Rose d'Or of Lucerne (Europe's highest comedy award). With the second season comes a host of new characters as well as returning favorites. Unconvincing transvestite Emily Howard has a new friend, Vicky Pollard is still butchering the English language; and an assortment of new oddities are on exhibit, including Bubbles De Vere, Carol "Computer Says No" Beer and and Harvey Pincher, who has an unusually strong attraction to his mother. transvestite. Then there's Andy, sitting all day in his wheelchair painstakingly looked after by Lou, who has no idea his friend can walk. Little Britain presents the breathtaking debris of modern life in all its glory.
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I dare you to watch all the LB shows and NOT laugh. If you don't laugh, you need therapy and should probably just wander off and live in the woods by yourself.
All the best characters from season one return and many more are introduced. The writing seems sharper and the actors melt into their roles so well that SNL actors should take note.
Claims that the series is "too repetitive" I cannot believe. Recurring characters are sketch show staples and you stick with what works while introducing new characters. Something this show does superbly. Without viewer favorites returning, a required familiarity would be lost. The Fat Fighters sketches alone are worth the price of admission.
This series is raunchy and that is on exhibit in season two. It definitely delivers in the laughs but if stuff like nude fat suits and projectile vomit aren't your bag, then you may not take to some of the sketches.
The DVD options are great from the bonus footage to the character playlists. So no negatives there. If I can think of a flaw, I have to say that the British allusions and "name-dropping" will be lost on most Americans (like me) but not enough to really bother you.