I have been watching the new series of Reggie Perrin recently, missed the first few weeks unfortunately. But I have been laughing at it as it is actually funny and quite dark in places. Is the long wait over for a good comedy to come back on our tv screens finally over?
Martin Clunes I think was a good choice to play the lead roll (grumpy old git) and Faye Ripley plays his wife, she's just like the female version of him. The canned laughter is a big mistake as it seems to be inserted every 2 seconds at the wrong place and sounds so unreal.
I like the visual gags, especially the wrecking ball hitting his mother in law.... Long may it continue and I just hope they don't change the writers half ways through as they seemed to have him and the other characters pretty well defined at this stage.
So what will he Beeb dig up next? On the buses, Man about the house, Some mothers do ave em, Rising Damp? If it means digging up tv shows from 20 or 30 years ago and updating them and as long as it is done correctly, is it really such a bad thing?