Best ever …?

I can finally see the point of Twitter. It lets you inflict isolated thoughts on people that are too trivial or even self-indulgent to merit a full blog post but that you need to share.

The Librarians is the best Australian TV sit-com.  Ever.  Discuss.

My ideal final episode:  Oils Aint Oils appear at the Ferntree Gully Hotel and are joined on-stage  by the real Oils including Garrett, but the concert is disrupted by a fire in the ceiling caused by faulty pink batts.  Meanwhile …

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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meika
11 years ago

@meika

I am one of those on twitter who would like to laugh more at The Librarians. More funny than Shaun Micallef, but not much.

Tony
11 years ago

Since Tony Martin, one of Australia’s foremost Comedyologists, is involved in Librarians, and since Tony Martin has a Twitter account on which he regularly spruiks The Librarians, it could be the Tweeter in question is sucking up. Does s/he follow Scrivener’s Fancy? It could also be that s/he saw one of the two episodes (out of twenty) of The Librarians written by Martin. I have not seen the show since its first season, when it was pretty dire, but maybe Martin’s input into the 2010 season has improved the show.

The Worst of Perth
11 years ago

There are still people continuing the “I don’t know anything about Twitter, but I’m going to call it shit anyway.” theme? How strange.

The few times I’ve tuned into the librarians, it seemed just another try too hard aussie comedy with very rare laughworthy lines.

Martin’s pieces in the Scrivener however are excellent. I read the whole archives in one sitting.

Jacques Chester
Jacques Chester
11 years ago

Frontline is still the highlight for me.

FrankP
FrankP
11 years ago

Sorry, but I think “The Librarians” (which has very little to do with life in a library) is AWFUL, not funny, excruciatingly bad. I don’t understand how it got a second series, let alone a third.

Just my 2 cents’ worth.

Richard Tsukamasa Green
Richard Tsukamasa Green(@richard-green)
11 years ago

“Best Australian Sit Com” does mean, in practice “Better than Hey Dad or Sit Down, Shut Up”. I think this is a defensible proposition.

James Farrell
James Farrell
11 years ago

…people who were turned off by the first few episodes of series 1…

Yes, that’s me (though I didn’t make any disparaging remarks.) Thanks for the tip: I’ll try ot again if there’s another opportunity.

Francis Xavier Holden
11 years ago

I was mightily turned off by the first few episodes in series 1.

And then because they snuck it on after QI I accidentally watched a few of the later episodes.

Bloody awful – its not the scripts so much as the over acting.

Tony
11 years ago

Speaking of acting. The Hollowmen should try it. Or at least have a look at The Thick of It.