Thursday, 26 January 2012

People Like Us

Smell the Movies
Smell the TV

Transmitted:September 1999 - June 2001
Country of origin:UK
Genre:Mockumentary, British eccentricity, Social awkwardness
Starring:Chris Langham
No. of seasons:2

It feels a little strange writing about this series, given what has been happening in the shady world of Chris Langham these past couple of years.
I agonised about whether to ditch this show from the site, but heh, I have Nazi sympathising black metal in the metal section on the basis that I am judging the music, not the politics, so figured I should stick with this for the same reason.
Each episode is a fly on the wall documentary about a seemingly mind crushingly mundane job.
Estate Agents, Teachers, Mothers, Vicars, basically, the whole spectrum of society.
Chris Langham plays Roy Mallard, a documentary maker following their day to day lives. He tries not to get involved, really he does, but somehow winds up annoying everyone, commenting on their decisions, and generally making a bit of an arse of himself.
Subtle, sarcastic, way ahead of its time, and without a laugh track, this is cerebral comedy that went on to inspire the monumentally popular 'The Office.'

Find an episode guide here:

No comments:

Post a Comment