4 July 2014 | alexeykorovin
It's a cartoon series with dark humor which is absolutely fun to watch. The series shows the UK (which is in most respects quite similar to other EU countries) from its dark "insider" perspective, something you would rarely see on TV or in movies. Here you will find a gay guy who struggles to find a partner, a wrongly accused murderer who spent 27 years in prison and forgot how to live a normal life, a hilarious "classically trained actor", a group of "wankers" who talk about completely useless things, then another group of idle young people who have nothing to do or talk about and end up playing Russian roulette, a suicidal father and so on. The images are frequently very violent which might turn off some people. But actually I would recommend this series to everyone except maybe small kids. Most characters who die in some of the episodes are alive again in the next episode - typical for comedies, it's more like a cycle or a snapshot of reality rather than a long story split into scenes (although some of the sub-plots do develop across episodes). The satire here is very smart, really British-level smart. E.g. I could hardly imagine such a series appearing in the US, for comparison. Some jokes here have very deep meaning and stay in your head for a long time. This show is so great that it totally deserves to be released on DVD, translated to other languages (German, Russian, Spanish etc). It's a true gem! Frankly, I am happy that in case of this series the artistic genius totally prevailed over suits, marketing and political correctness.