The Wrong Door: awesome

Posted by Tim Ireland at August 28, 2008

Category: Consume!

This entry was posted on
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
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I wish I’d mentioned this sooner so more of you could’ve experienced the half-hour I just enjoyed:

The Wrong Door on BBC3 is like hanging around the b3ta.com/board, but on telly. I chuckled and gasped and guffawed all the way through tonight’s episode.

It’s. Awesome.

Ben Wheatley has produced something that I would rank up there with The League of Gentlemen, and I don’t say that lightly.

(“Hey! Hey! hey! Look! … No, loooook! Look there! There! … It’s my finger! Ahahahahahahaha!”)








4 Comments

  1. Mark says

    I'd seen the sketches that the BBC had released to YouTube and was expecting better but the writing was really quite poor. Some good ideas – some good, dark themes – but there was a distinct lack of anything actually approaching funny and it needed sharper editing to trim down some of the sketches and sketch series. Must try harder.

  2. Manic says

    Maybe you only noticed the gaps because you weren't laughing during them.(Just a theory at this stage. We agree on the presence of good, dark themes.)

  3. Justin says

    I thought it was a mixed bag but when it hit the spot it was fantastic. The dinosaur boyfriend was brilliant and the Man-spider superhero whose only power was the ability to produce silk from his bottom had me crying with laughing.It's on iPlayer for anyone who missed it.http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00d618z/

  4. Manic says

    "I thought it was a mixed bag but when it hit the spot it was fantastic."Fair enough. It doesn't need to be perfect to be awesome. And it is awesome. I know that to be so, because I found myself in awe of it. The best I can normally hope for from TV is a chuckle or two from the Daily Show, but this had me in fits in places.Next week's episode is also available online, but I'm waiting for the magic of watching it on telly.:o)

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