Thursday, June 30, 2011

1586 - Episodes: season one

Holy shit did I love this series, and I'm so damned happy that it's been renewed for a second season.  This is an insider show, and those are tough, but this one is pretty unique.  It's about a British couple with a hit series in the UK, hired to adapt it for American television, and the process involved in doing so, and how their series about a witty headmaster at a boy's school eventually ends up being about a hockey coach starring the guy that played Joey on Friends.  And yes, Matt LeBlanc plays himself, or at least a wonderfully over-the-top-charming-asshole version of himself. 
What makes this show so wonderful is how grounded Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig are against characters like Matt LeBlanc and the wonderfully hilarious Kathleen Rose Perkins (fucking LOVE her in this). 
Because this is a first season I won't give any spoilers, but if you haven't heard of this show do yourself a favour and check it out.  The first season is only seven episodes and there isn't a single one that isn't fantastic.  This season features one of the best man-on-man fights in the history of television and one of the best season ending cliff hangers.  I for one can't wait to see what they do with this show when it returns.
Episodes - Season 1 - 2-DVD Set ( Episodes ) ( Episodes - Season One ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2.4 Import - United Kingdom ]

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