Friends is on Netflix!

In what will probably comes as a shock to your average teenager but once upon a time we had to wait a week at a time to see our favourite shows. Content binges only existed once a show had finished and you’d waited months for the box set release. In the mid 90s Friday night on Channel 4 was the comedy king and the jewel in its crown was a show we’d all come to see as an extended member of the family, that show was of course smash hit US comedy Friends.

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Black Mirror: Our Top 7 All-Time List

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We had a fair old debate about whether or not to jump on this bandwagon. After all, while Black Mirror has its darkly comic moments, it’s a world away from the sort of thing we’d usually talk about.

Then we remembered. This is our blog. We make the rules and we can do whatever we want. In this case, what we want is to see where the newest batch of episodes sits alongside the older ones by making a list of our overall favourites. Continue reading “Black Mirror: Our Top 7 All-Time List”

The League of Gentlemen Special

This one has had us excited for a while, a return to the small screen of one of our favourite shows growing up. It has been 15 years since we last paid a visit to Royston Vasey and it is back and even more disturbing than ever! Some things might have changed, such as the local shop no longer being there and it now has a food bank but the array of odd local residents is still as weird and wonderful as ever!

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The 18 Best British Sitcoms of the Noughties

Sitcom DVDs from the 00s

We love a conversation-starter here at Cup of Beans Towers. That’s why we thought it’d be fun to rank the best British sitcoms of the Noughties and open the debate up to you. Turns out it was quite the decade.

Before we start, some housekeeping. Firstly, we’re only dealing with sitcoms that launched from 2000 to 2009. So you won’t see obviously brilliant shows like Spaced (September 1999) and Him & Her (September 2010).

Secondly, when you inevitably disagree with us, just do it nicely, okay? Good. Let’s crack on.

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Jamali Maddix: Hate Thy Neighbour

I’ve always felt that any topic, no matter how extreme, should be fair game in comedy as long as the subject matter is handled in the right way. It was this which drew me towards the recent Viceland TV series Hate Thy Neighbour. The show is spread over 5 episodes in which stand-up Jamali Maddix meets a different group of extremists, ranging from the Black Israelites to the National Socialist Movement in America.

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