Written for Glide
By Maria Baker
1. Red Dwarf (1988- ): Following the adventures of four friends in space. The opening credits song “its cold outside” gives off the most of the season feeling but the series still lives strong with its trite one-liners that still seem to crack us up and jokes that never seem to be outdated. If you like Sci-fi and a series that kind of rips-off Sci-fi and mocks it (in a friendly way) take a look at this ‘out of this world’ series!
2. Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007): There are lots of Christmas specials with this series, meaning you can go and watch all those specials for Christmas to get you into the Christmas spirit! The Vicar of Dibley is about Dawn French as a female vicar, going through all kinds of fanatics with the rest of the church group. The series has many of those classic comedy actors such as the amazing Dawn French, James Fleet and Trevor Peacock. Also, special guests cameo roles from stars such as Peter Capaldi, Johnny Depp, Richard Armitage and so forth, so keep an eye out!
3. Fawlty Towers (1975-1979): Unfortunately had two seasons but that doesn’t stop it being top notch comedy of its time. The series is about a hotel manager Basil going through all kinds of stressful- but humorous to us, episodes. These includes, accidents, misunderstanding and disasters for the visitors and Basil alike. It doesn’t help that his employees are a bit on the naïve side.
4. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969): Anyone that was star struck with Star Trek into the Darkness this year would probably want to grad their hands on this bad boy. The original series may be outdated for its technology and lack of scary monsters but its gold for any ‘trekkies’ out there. They show a lot of omnibus of the series on the Horror Channel on Sky and Virgin and if you look hard enough they do show it on other channels too, so keep your eyes peeled, because if you loved the movie you’re probably going to love this too! “It’s only logical”.
5. Mr. Bean (1989-1995): Prior to the animated series, this TV show was seriously the best comedy series of my childhood. It stars Rowan Atkinson who is still going strong with his humour, makes this series remarkable with no words said on his part (amazing right?). Mr. Bean is a grown adult who has Teddy the teddy bear his only true friend joining him in his socially awkward adventures.