Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Day Today

Smell the Movies
Smell the TV

Transmitted:January 1994 - February 1994
Country of origin:UK
Genre:Satire, Politically charged, Cult classic
Starring:Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front, David Schneider
No. of seasons:1

Searing satirical attack on television news, this is both hilarious and terrifying in equal measure.
The comedy comes through the grotesque parodies of various styles of news broadcasting, from straight headline news, sports news and on to the opposite extreme of entertainment news, MTV style.
The horror comes from the realisation that this is only a step or two from reality.
Chris Morris is in most, if not all of the sequences, as a bewildering array of caricatures, ably assisted by usual associate Steve Coogan (Knowing Me Knowing You, I'm Alan Partridge) in an early outing for his iconic Alan Partridge character.
This is one of those TV shows that actually manages to change the way you think. Once you've seen this, you'll never watch the news in the same light again. It was also responsible for a huge amount of complaints to the BBC from viewers who somehow managed to believe that it was the real news!
Seriously, people that dumb should be sterilised.
Vicious and barbed, this is a must watch for all.

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