Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Wrong Man(s)

It's been a little over six months since I cut the chord on cable television and ventured into the world of streaming television. Given that I was addicted to many prime time shows, I went the Hulu route instead of watching last seasons shows on Netflix. One of the best aspects of Hulu is their importation of British comedy, shows like Outnumbered, Peep Show, and Inbetweeners which BBC America showed only limited seasons. But beyond BBC, Hulu imports other shows as Hulu Originals, one such gem being The Wrong Mans which I binge watched all two seasons in little over a week.

The show is a basically a buddy comedy about two mismatched blokes in small town England who wind up caught in international plots of espionage, terror, drug smuggling, as well as a bit of high stakes local city planning. In the spirit of Mr. Bean and Scooby Doo, these two amateurs manage to outwit the bad guys with good intentions, quick thinking, and more than a bit of luck. It has the perfect mixture of intrigue, tension, and laugh-out-loud comedy. The writing was great. The acting was great. Easily one of the best shows I've seen in quite some time.

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