Upstart Crow (2016– )

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, History


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Satirical Blackadderesque sitcom about how friends, family, historical circumstances, and his arch-rival Robert Greene, who first coined the derogatory term "upstart crow", influenced William Shakespeare to write his famous plays.


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Creator:

Ben Elton

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6 January 2020 | ekudlicki
9
| Bubbly
In a time when too many television comedies have become filled with formulaic stereotypes, Upstart Crow presents a funny show that doesn't talk down to the audience. I love the insider references to past shows such as Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin and Will's constant complaints about travel from London via coach. I love the creative language and the hints of prescience that come in as well as references to ideas that get scuttled or titles that get changed. The character of Green absolutely eats up the scenery, but there are wonderful low key performances from all of the characters. I have not enjoyed a series as much since the Elizabethan era BlackAdder or perhaps Fawlty Towers.

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Release Date:

2016

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

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