Sunday, November 19, 2017

Snuff Box (2006) TV series

Creators: Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher

Director: Michael Cumming

Writers: Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher

Composer: Matt Berry

Starring: Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher, Terry Wade, Alan Ford, Nick Lucas, Lene Godfrey, Sarah Merry, Richard Ayoade

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A deviously inventive comedy.

Plot: Two hangmen (Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher) compete for women, money and happiness, venturing deeper in the ocean of depravity than any friends should in a whiskey-fuelled, cross-cultural friendship.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Recently I've been watching more TV shows that didn't last past the first season (or two).  This is a shitty coincidence but I started watching SNUFF BOX and I finished the 6 episode run over a couple of nights.  The show creators and stars Berry and Fulcher put together this absurd sketch comedy show.  I'm not sure if they wanted the series to continue or if this set of six was all they had but it's very, very funny.  Like all sketch comedy shows, some jokes land and some don't.  But hopefully you like the actors and that can go a long way, getting you through the rough patches.  The first two episodes were very solid.  From there it got a little sketchy (sorry about the pun) as some of the bits were great and some weren't but the great thing about shows like this is if you don't like it just wait five minutes for the next bit.  Hell, it's got the wonderful Alan Ford as a foul-mouthed priest for fuck's sake!  Music plays a big role in the show and I really dig the main theme that gets used a lot.  It reminds me a lot of a song the British psychedelic band Temples had on their debut record.  The show tried a lot of different things and even the recurring bits were altered enough to keep them entertaining even though you knew the punchline.  Both of these guys came from THE MIGHTY BOOSH (2004), a show I've known about for years and I keep meaning to get to.  After seeing these guys in SNUFF BOX and having 3 hours to get to know their work, I'm definitely ready for more. 

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