BrokenTV makes it's feelings known about the teaser ad for Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive

  • 6/30/2006 11:24:00 pm
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones
  • 3 Comments

"Oh no! Another attempt to 'be' Larry Sanders!"


Good!


It tears asunder the weakness of the formulaic 'comedy' panel show format, by mercilessly lampooning it!

Bad!

Much of the show is likely to be nothing more than a formulaic 'comedy' panel show, but with sarcastic cutaways every few minutes.

Good!

Rob Brydon! He's a very much underrated comedy actor, and great at improvisation!

Bad!

The supporting cast is likely to feature the self-same mix of z-list celebs that make up your average weak comedy panel show panel. We sense the likes of Paul Ross and Colin Murray. Brr.

Good!

But: Rob Brydon! He even made an ITV comedy programme that managed to be (a) innovative, and (b) not shit! "Ooh, that's a two-shot, aaaaand... there's a three! Well done, me!"

Bad!

Stupidly, there clearly isn't going to be another series of Director's Commentary, despite it costing about 7p to make, and despite it's aforementioned non-shitness.

Good!

It'll be on BBC Three, which means one less outing for episodes of Two Pints Of Lager..., repeats of Two Pints Of Lager..., Two Pints Of Lager... Outtakes, Grown-Ups, Grown-Ups Outtakes, repeats of Grown-Ups Outtakes, Nighty Night, Nighty Night Outtakes, Titty Bang Bang Outtakes (repeat until earth explodes)

Bad!

Unless it gets EastEnders-repeat-showing audience figures, they'll be scared to show on BBC Two, meaning no-one will get to see it.

Good!

About eight seconds worth of television has compelled BrokenTV to write it's first TV-related update for about a month!

Bad!

It's a bit of a rubbish update, based as it is on about eight seconds worth of television. And why does BrokenTV keep promising to do features on things, then never deliver, naming no compelling Indian World Cup update shows in particular.

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