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Blackadder to return


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Blackadder is coming back. I feel a strange sense of dread at this news, because I worry that one of the best comedy series ever made could be ruined by a final poor quality series seventeen years after the last series ended. Look at Back and Forth: Yes, it was a reasonably amusing one-off, but it certainly wasn’t up to the standards of the originial Blackadder. I suppose we can only hope they don’t make a hash of it.

This 515th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Deltaray

by Deltaray

Comment posted at 23:25 on 7th October 2005.

You fucking twat “Blackadder Goes Fourth” was brilliant.
Did you watch it with your eyes closed? You mindless gimp!

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 13:15 on 9th October 2005.

Blackadder Goes Fourth was indeed amazing – which, as far as I can see, is not a fact I’ve argued with above:

Look at Back and Forth: Yes, it was a reasonably amusing one-off, but it certainly wasn’t up to the standards of the originial Blackadder.

Emphasis added to aid ‘mindless gimps’.

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