Black Books - The Complete Series 2 details
|Starring:||Bill Bailey, Dylan Moran, Tamsin Greig|
|Studio:||CHANNEL 4 DVD|
Black Books - The Complete Series 2
|Run time:||2 hours 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Mar 2004|
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Slack Cooks? Lack Rooks? Black Books!By CLAMPS! from Bristol, UK , 17 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Black Books is a complete oddity on modern British TV. You have your dark, Lynchian weirdness - 'League of Gentlemen', your clever observation - 'The Office', and your utter rubbish - 'Two Pints of Lager...', but Black Books is different. Just like Father Ted, Black Books is completely pointless, yet the genius wordplay and surreal situations mark it out as something warm and special that will have you chuckling uncontrollably. I found series 2 to be slightly less well written than the first (the loss of Graham Linehan from the writing partnership the main reason for this), but still full of superb episodes and individual moments. There are maybe too many guest stars, but the interaction between the three main characters is a joy to behold. Fran gets more to do individually, while watching Bernard and Manny try to run a bookshop/coffee shop/restaurant is simply hilarious. Rent immediately. Do I look like a heron?
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Not first series qualityBy a customer from Atherstone , 11 Dec 2010Love Black Books but this series was not as good as the first. A bit slower and not as funny. Still worth a watch but seemed a little tiered
An idea losing steamBy Slurs from Scotland , 28 Feb 2010I think perhaps they should have stopped after the first season. Or tried a bit harder with this one. What a shame.
Black Books Series 2By Jabberwocky1970 (14 reviews) from Middlesbrough , 09 Sep 2009Another hilarious installment of the goings on in Black Books, thoroughly enjoyed this as i did the first installment....
MANNY!By Benners (2 reviews) from Doncaster , 12 Aug 2009A classic comedy series! Under rated, superb!
lost its wayBy moonmoth (6 reviews) from Leamington Spa , 05 May 2009I loved series 1. I just couldn't work up the same entusiasm about series 2. I didn't exspect it to be the same as series 1 (that would have become dull very quickly), but I did want it to be as clever and it just wasn't!!
I guess thats the danger with a second series of a hugely popular program, its like that tricky 2nd album, soooo easy to get wrong.