I think Green Wing is great. As Melll said, it is barking mad - it has been ages
since anything quite so manic graced our TV screens, aside from Garth Marenghi,
perhaps - hmmm, hospital based comedy again... do I sense a trend emerging?
Mark Heap cracks me up - the constantly baited, sexually frustrated Dr Alan
Statham is a hilarious hybrid of a repressed Basil Fawlty, Rain Man, and that
jerky bloke from the Carry On films with the glasses and flat cap who always
spills his pint by throwing it over his shoulder ("wahey! I'll have another one
The sight of him "polishing" Linden's desk with his bare arse was gut-bustingly
funny - another of those "speeded-up" visual moments - on that note, I actually
think they are a very canny device for the show, saving time for MORE comical
moments by accelerating the less relevant, transitional camera movements,
and slowing down the visual, sight gags, which just helps to enhance the
silliness/ridiculousness of the scenes.
Pippa Haywood mentioned in the webchat last night that we have another FOUR
episodes of Green Wing to look forward to yet!! And the eventual DVD release
could well feature LOADS of extras, apparently, since they filmed a lot of
ad-libbed stuff, so there could be a plethora of deleted scenes... Bring it on!
Sorry, I kind of rattled on there, a bit.