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Look Around You: Season One
Review by Suzanne 7/15/10
This is a British show that spoofs old educational programming
from the 70's and 80's. I guess if you are British and familiar with those
shows, you will find this hilarious. For me, it is way too slow and deadpan. I
didn't find it funny, just boring. Oh, and people who are really into
things like math will enjoy it.
I guess other people think it's funny, like Monty Python, but I
didn't really see that comparison. Frankly, I had trouble even viewing the
extras because they were too dull.
It has one feature that is "double length" and about Calcium.
There are commentaries as well, and a few games and other features.
I'm sorry, I have to go to sleep now...just writing this review
has made me doze off!
Here is some more information about the show:
Coming up is the long-awaited July 20th DVD release of the critically
series, Look Around You: Season One. From creators Robert Popper
Show, Hot Fuzz), and Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat, Shaun of
Dead), Look Around You explores the nonsensical wonders of science as
presenters Jack Morgan (Popper) and Peter Packard (Serafinowicz)
viewers through a series of Pythonesque spoofs of educational films
70's and 80's.
First premiering on BBC America, and subsequently aired on Adult
series has been praised by Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons),
"one of the funniest shows I've ever seen," and hailed by Wired as a
"nonsensical blast from the past." In addition to the hilarity of
eight Season One episodes, the DVD includes newly recorded
Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz, Tim Kirkby, Simon Pegg, Nick
Edgar Wright, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill
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