Season 1 rating: 100/100
Season 2 rating: 100/100
Season 3 rating: 100/100
TV Series Info
Surreal comedy series following the adventures of two friends and their odd associates.
|Julian Barratt||Howard Moon and many other characters||Season 1, 2 and 3|
|Noel Fielding||Vince Noir and many other characters||Season 1, 2 and 3|
|Michael Fielding||Naboo||Season 1, 2 and 3|
|Rich Fulcher||Bob Fossil and many other characters||Season 1, 2 and 3|
|Dave Brown||Bollo||Season 1, 2 and 3|
This is a weird and wonderful series that has sparked the imagination in many peoples heads. Its overall story revolves around two characters Vince and Howard, but there story itself is different every time with interesting characters. In the first season they are located in a zoo, but they do travel out of the zoo from time to time. The characters they create are interesting and odd, once you watch one episode, everything seems to become normal, but to someone who hasn’t watch it before they might think you are crazy.
A masterpiece of British Television, the humour and narrative is never boring. The series doesn’t have a care in the world and that is what makes it so brilliant, a world where anything is possible but still realistic gives you a recipe for perfection. In this season, Howard and Vince deal with their daily lives in the zoo, whilst other weird events happen. The show has also started the crimp, which is what made them so unique. Also accompanied by songs which are easy to pick up and song along too. A true diehard fan of the film and TV industry would have watched this or will plan to very soon.
One of the things that make it so unique to anything else is its costume and set. Every character looks different, wearing some of the most outlandish outfit ever. The set has some familiar locations and then there are some places that only a creative genius could think of. Every look is purposeful, it may look rusty but that is what they are looking for, something that will create thought for the audience.
The actors in this made growing up so much easier, the amount of characters they had to play was a lot. Even with the large amount of characters they still made each unique. Noel and Julian have great chemistry on the screen and with the rest of the cast, you can tell they love what they do, passion for something makes the best entertainment. They are charismatic and funny, don’t think they ever had a bad episode, others could disagree.
Now that the zoo from season 1 has closed down, Howard and Vince are based mainly Naboo’s house. Their adventures get more vast and crazy, even the some characters make a return and they create new characters that have been iconic to the series. The locations are awesome and really helped with story telling, places like in the Priest and the Beast episode made the Boosh world interesting.
Getting more and more creative, with new ways to entertain and great narratives that are original and funny. All the narratives were different, from dreaming about Milky Joe on a island to finding the new sound in the Priest and the Beast.
It was a smooth transition from the zoo to the house that it never seemed to upset the character narrative and it opened up new possibilities that the zoo couldn’t offer.
Another season with vibrant colours and odd shapes and sizes. The camera angles in some of the episodes, like the nightmare of Milky Joe, are complimentary to whats happening, the funny car chase in the episode is nothing more than sticks, but with the camera placed like it is, it looks like a fun action-packed chase. The lights and effects made scenes like in Nanageddon all the more special, she was fearsome and cool and it kind of made you wish your Nan was that awesome.
Once again Noel and Julian do a stellar job at entertaining the fans. The new array of characters are rememberable and exciting, their voices are different and give each story something different. Characters like Old Gregg and Milky Joe were fresh and showed us that theres infinity ways of thinking. I’m glad that Rich Fulcher could retain his role in the show and has become a bigger part of the show, he is funny and adds something extra to the series.
The 3rd and final season takes Vince and Howard to Naboo’s shop, where they work each day. I liked this shop as the base for this season because it was a chance for old characters from other season to return and create new humour. I thought they wouldn’t be able to create any other great character, but they did, Crack Fox and a few others are hilarious, these 3 seasons have created many great memories for me and many other people. The crimps are genius and are easy to learn, anyone who has watched this series will definitely crimp with anyone who asks them too.
What this season did was entertain me and the at the end gave me a rounded of ending that made me sad as well as laugh as I knew it was the end. The last episode (the Chokes) was a good way to end it all, it was a shame that they never carried on. All of them are well structured, but still seem to have a twist and turn at any corner. Just to give you a little insight into my favourite character, it would either be Bob Fossil or Howard Moon himself. I would love to know if you have any favourites, comment on my instagram post, twitter post or even on this post, I’m interested to find out what others think.
What can I say, its a hat-trick, the show has kept the laughs and shocks going through all episodes. It is so hard to find a fault with the series, it had creative ideas and with the budget and time they were in, it is top 10 in the must watch TV series category. Their style is unique and for some maybe harder to get into, but for a lover of TV like me it is an easy watch. It is one of those that you can watch over and over again.
With such a small main cast, its incredible how they make it seem so big. Obviously they couldn’t have done most of the series without the extras and smaller cast members. My favourites from this season would have to be Journey to the Centre of the Punk or The Power of the Crimp. Everyone acting in it suited the style and it allowed them to have fun with it, this show doesn’t need to take itself seriously, but it is a serious contender for best British TV series of its time.