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    Default Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

    Has anyone seen it?

    The show is a brilliant horror-genre spoof with comedic elegance paid to sub-par production variables (inappropriate pauses in conversation; noticeable gaps in plot; hyper-gruesome death scenes).

    The lead character used to moonlight as the IT specialist on The Office (UK).

    Has anyone else any experience with this series?

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    That show is awesome.

    Several characters are also in the IT Crowd, another good show.

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    Tragic that it never seemed to catch on with a mainstream audience; the nuances within each character are a rare find.

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    Maybe there will be a revival of interest in 20 years.

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    I've caught it on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. It's very funny but I'm not sure I could watch it long stretches. Quirky spoofs like this walk a fine line between being genuinely irreverent and spot-on in ther parody and too self-conscious or just ridiculous to be enjoyable. Space Ghost Coast to Coast broke the mold for the genre, at least for American TV and I loved that show.

    So I don't go out of my way to watch it, but I definitely like this show better than some of the other utter utter crap that passes for 'alternative comedic entertainment' on Adult Swim.

    I'm still waiting for Aqua Teen Hunger Force to come back on...is it on??
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    Yeah it's old now here, a cult classic. Been repeated several times.

    Genius.

    Some of the guys in it went on to do Mighty Boosh - ever seen that?
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    There was also a spinoff parody talk show called Man to Man with Dean Learner.

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