You might wonder how one “gets into” British television. Opportunity? Attraction? What is it that draws one in and keeps them there for life. I can tell you at least for <thumbs to self> it was this man:
But it’s too easy for me to talk about the saturday morning hijinks of Mr. Bean. Or how I watched the feature film BEAN more than any human should (though never owned it). Or HOW AWESOME Rowan Atkinson LIVE! is. Because it is. It just is. I mean, click that link and tell me it wasn’t the best hour you ever had. (HINT: You can’t).
No. Let me tell you about the series about British history that is way sexier than comedy has any right to be:
(not including various specials)
Plot Hash: In Series 1, Blackadder accidentally kills King Richard III at the battle of Bosworth and makes his father, Henry IV, king. Series 2 takes place in Queen Elizabeth I’s court. Series 3 with the mad King George. Series 4 in the trenches of WWI. Throughout these historical events (while nothing really happens), a little shit named Blackadder gets involved either as a member of the court or a servant. Usually he is very morose, clever, and makes attempts at villainy and advancement, but without success. Most seasons end with everyone meeting a terrible demise.