The Thick Of It: The Specials (2007) – TV Review

I am reviewing ‘The Rise of the Nutters’ and ‘Spinners and Losers’ together as even though they are technically separate specials, they very much work together to tell one ‘The Thick Of It’ narrative. The first two seasons were enjoyable without ever really gripping me, but I felt really hooked by these specials, with the …

The Thick Of It Season 2 (2005) – TV Review

Returning for another three episode mini-series, the Armando Iannucci show really starts to find its footing and work out the show it wants to be, with much more focus now on Peter Capaldi’s Malcolm, who is the clear comedic stand out. The behind the scenes look at British politics mixes that very British office environment …

Breeders (2020) – TV Review

This show from Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison (from the team behind Veep) and Martin Freeman, is simply put, one of the best shows of 2020. It is genuinely laugh out loud funny, with a real dark humour and a serious is underlying drama about parenthood and personal growth, and the tone is mixed perfectly. …

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