It’s not often I actually laugh out loud while watching something on TV, but these last few days I’ve been re-watching Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe on YouTube and have been laughing constantly.
Its sarcastic look at TV and Charlie Brooker’s customary cutting remarks and commentary keeps this show as one of the best I’ve seen. If you get a chance, check it out:
Series five is due to air in the UK in November, but if you can’t wait that long Brooker’s Guardian column, Screen Burn, is similar.
Programmes that I’ve been introduced to and have fallen in love with over the years thanks to Screenwipe: The Wire, Deadwood, Arrested Development, The World at War, The Ascent of Man and Civilisation: A Personal View.
Other shows Brooker lauds: The Shield, 15 Storeys High, , Mr. Show, Columbo, Monk, Police Squad!, Sledge Hammer!, Futurama, La Linea, Tex Avery’s œuvre, Samurai Jack, Battlestar Galactica (2003+), and the computer game LocoRoco.