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usernamenumber
post Jan 30 2006, 07:15 PM
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This last Christmas I got a multi-region DVD player plus the Spaced 3-disk set and oh has it made me happy. I've since ordered the complete Black Books and the new Doctor Who, both of which are great. Yes, now not only can I spend all my money at amazon,com, but co.uk gets to have a hand in my wallet as well. smile.gif

Anyway, as my .co.uk shopping cart gets bigger and bigger with cool looking stuff that you can't get here in the US I need to get some opinions before I break the bank. My method so far has been to search for cast members of shows that I know I like and then work from there. Here's what I've got so far:

Big Train (sketch comedy with Pegg and Heap)
Look Around You (two seasons, with Serafaiwillneverbeabletopronouncethisawicz)
Dylan Moran Live: Monster (stand-up dvd)
Bill Bailey: Ultimate Collection Ever (cd)
15 Stories High: (Reccommended in another thread)

Do any of these stand out as must-buys? Are any of them over-rated in your opinions?

Thanks!
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post Jan 30 2006, 07:24 PM
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QUOTE (usernamenumber @ Jan 30 2006, 07:15 PM)
Do any of these stand out as must-buys? 
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All of the above.
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post Jan 30 2006, 07:31 PM
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Dylan Moran: Monster
Look Around You
and Big Train atleast
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post Jan 30 2006, 07:38 PM
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You could add these to your list with confidence:

Brass Eye (featuring Mark Heap) and The Day Today (by the same genius team) (DVDs)
Bill Bailey: Bewilderness (Live DVD)

...and then these, although not directly Spaced-related, but essential all the same:

The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer
(coming soon)
The Mighty Boosh
Peep Show


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post Jan 30 2006, 07:49 PM
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15 Storeys High is, I reckon, the best of that high quality list. Get that before the others because it's usually tricky to find and is a totally underrated gem.
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post Jan 30 2006, 08:10 PM
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QUOTE (Stella MM @ Jan 30 2006, 07:49 PM)
15 Storeys High is, I reckon, the best of that high quality list.
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Yup. Without a shadow of a doubt.

I'm really enjoying the second series of Look Around You right now (bought it today). Top show.
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post Jan 30 2006, 08:14 PM
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QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Jan 30 2006, 07:38 PM)
Brass Eye (featuring Mark Heap) and The Day Today (by the same genius team)


I've heard of Brass Eye before, but the stuff I'm reading at Amazon implies that Day Today came first. Should I get them in any particular order?


..and oh wow! They have Drop the Dead Donkey. That show played on Comedy Central here in the US when I was in high school and I adored it. *sigh* another one for the basket. Is it as good as I remember?
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post Jan 30 2006, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE (usernamenumber @ Jan 30 2006, 08:14 PM)
I've heard of Brass Eye before, but the stuff I'm reading at Amazon implies that Day Today came first. Should I get them in any particular order?
..and oh wow! They have Drop the Dead Donkey. That show played on Comedy Central here in the US when I was in high school and I adored it. *sigh* another one for the basket. Is it as good as I remember?
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The Day Today is a spot-on perfect spoof of 24 hour news channel style things, Brass Eye is more your current affairs programme thing, both are good but it makes no difference which order you watch them in. And yes, Drop The Dead Donkey is as good as it was the first time round.
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post Jan 30 2006, 11:28 PM
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QUOTE (usernamenumber @ Jan 30 2006, 08:14 PM)
Is it as good as I remember?
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Not really. Doesn't hold up for me anyway.
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post Jan 30 2006, 11:28 PM
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QUOTE (usernamenumber @ Jan 30 2006, 07:15 PM)
Big Train (sketch comedy with Pegg and Heap)
Look Around You (two seasons, with Serafaiwillneverbeabletopronouncethisawicz)
Dylan Moran Live: Monster (stand-up dvd)
Bill Bailey: Ultimate Collection Ever (cd)
15 Stories High: (Reccommended in another thread)
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Move 15 Storeys High to the top and you have the order you should buy them in, in my opinion.
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post Jan 30 2006, 11:57 PM
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My list would go:

Dylan Moran: Monster
Fifteen Storey's High
Big Train
Look Around You

And then not get the Bill Bailey CD and get his DVD's instead, which contain most of the same material plus much, much more.

Has Bewilderness been discontinued since the release of the Director's Cut in Cosmic Jam? If so then my copy is out of circulation annnnnd signed. Score biggrin.gif
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post Jan 31 2006, 09:47 AM
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QUOTE (usernamenumber @ Jan 30 2006, 08:14 PM)
I've heard of Brass Eye before, but the stuff I'm reading at Amazon implies that Day Today came first. Should I get them in any particular order?
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As NiteFall says, TDT came first, and is probably the more accessible of the two shows. Brass Eye has some more shocking moments as a result of Chris Morris' sick imagination, but to watch The Day Today is to never watch the news in the same way again. However, for purely Spaced related shows, Brass Eye features a lot of Mark Heap as - A blacked-up reporter, a drug addict on cold turkey, a criminal with one eyebrow and more.
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