British Comedies I Love

/
10 Comments
Happy Monday readers, I hope you had a great weekend (I'm sorry there wasn't a post on Saturday). Today I'm going to be sharing with you my favourite British comedies, now I love comedies from different countries as well but there is something unique about British humour that I love. These aren't in any particular order as I love them all equally and for different reasons. 

Open All Hours 

Ronnie Barker was one of the giants of British comedy and this is one of my favourite series he starred in. Ronnie Barker stars as Arkwright, a mean, greedy but loveable shopkeeper The show follows the daily life of Arkwright and his constant pursuit of the nurse who lives opposite the shop. It's such a lovely show it's one of those shows that makes you fell really safe and happy.   


Blackadder

This is definitely one of the cleverest British comedies. Each series is set in a different historical period (you can give the first series a miss as it's not as great as the ones that followed). Rowan Atkinson stars as Edmund Blackadder and is insanely brilliant.


Only Fools and Horses

Come on, there was no doubt that this was going to be on the list. Arguably the best British comedy of all time. OFAH stars David Jason (another British comedy giant and national treasure) as Derek Trotter a market trader who dreams of becoming a millionaire. The show follows his and his brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst whose amazing acting is sometimes overlooked) and their schemes to get rich. 


Peep Show 

I never thought I would like Peep Show so much as it is a "newer British comedy" and most of the comedies I love come from the 80s but Peep Show is excellent. Peep Show is about two friends and flatmates Mark and Jez who are both extremely dysfunctional and you find yourself relating to them more than you probably should.  


Red Dwarf

I feel Red Dwarf gets overlooked sometimes but it is so funny and really well written. Red Dwarf is a Sci-Fi comedy that follows Dave Lister who is in deep space trying to find his way back to Earth. His only company is a hologram of his dead crew member, an android and a creature that evolved from Lister's cat. The show is incredibly funny although it did lose it's way so I would say stop at series 7 but it is amazing up until then.


It's hard to do these shows justice as the reasons which make them so brilliant are hard to describe so I recommend watching them and finding out for yourself. There are loads of other amazing British comedies out there too but these are the ones I wanted to write about today. 



I hope you enjoyed this post. Do you like British comedies? Which is your favourite? 


Thanks for reading! 


You may also like

10 comments:

  1. Blackadder is such fun, I love the mix of sophisticated humour and out-and-out slapstick silliness!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know its so great isn't it? Thanks for stopping by!

      Ella xx

      Delete
  2. I loved Open All Hours, Only Fools & Horses and Red Dwarf when I was younger! I was also a fan of Dad's Army which was hilarious!! Tania xx taniamichele.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I loved Dad's Army too! Thanks for stopping by!

      Ella xx

      Delete
  3. British comedies are much better than anything else, i love red dwarf and bottom =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Red Dwarf and Bottom are so good! Thanks for dropping in!

      Ella xx

      Delete
  4. I could watch Only Fools and Horses, over and over again and it manages to make me laugh just as much as the first time! :D

    Emily / The Mini Mermaid

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same! I love rewatching it, it makes me so happy! Thanks for popping in lovely!

      Ella xx

      Delete
  5. Ah, I'm going to have to check these out! I love British EVERYTHING! Haha. Obsessed.
    Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    P.S. - I've thoroughly enjoyed looking through your blog, you have such good content!

    xo E
    www.holaitserica.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I definitely recommend them, I hope you enjoy! Aw thank you so much I'm pleased you enjoyed my blog. Thanks for stopping by!

      Ella xx

      Delete