My Rating: 5 stars
This is one of my favorite shows ever. But, seeing as how it’s a series, and not a movie, it hadn’t occurred to me to write about it until just now. It’s hard to compare this one to some of my other favorite, classic shows—Father Ted, Ghost in the Shell, The IT Crowd. They’re all so different. But, I definitely know why I like this one. It’s because all the actors involved in this project are clearly having such a good time, dressing up in silly costumes, and just messing around on screen. It’s my dream! So, I had quite a lot of material to sort through to choose a costume based on the show. There’s so much to choose from.
But, then I figured, what character encapsulates my personality better than Vince Noir? We were practically made for each other. (Plus, I already had most of his clothes). He’s the vain, blown-out, guy-linered, glamazon, obsessed with boots, hats, and sparkle makeup. Plus, he’s starving for attention. (We don’t know anyone like that around here, do we?) But, I guess there are some differences between us. For one thing, I wear regular eye-liner, for girls. But, I love this show’s aesthetic, and it’s commitment to just having fun. It speaks to my inner four-year-old. So many outfits! So many dance numbers! Plus I love the humor.
I also adore all the actors who star in this show—Noel Fielding, Rich Fulcher, Richard Ayoade, Julian Barratt, Matt Berry, Michael Fielding—my favorites. They’re all so hilarious! And, they all trade in that particular brand of dry, deadpan humor that I love. But, it’s still totally goofy and absurd. The show gets the tone just right. They dole out skits, gags, original songs, and self-effacing humor in just the right proportions. And, you can see their comedic sensibility evolve with each season. That’s one argument in support of binge watching a show. But, one of the best parts is how none of the costumes look too professional. They all have a whiff of that homemade charm. It’s great. And, I of course, respect that as an artistic choice.
This show is a classic. There are probably very few of you out there who haven’t heard about this one before. If you share my same absurdist sense of humor, then you already know about this show. So, I don’t need to bother telling you to go watch this one. But, I definitely wanted to memorialize the show with a post and a costume.