Saturday, January 19, 2008


I just finished watching this BBC series and loved it. The idea is this: In the 1980's horror writer Garth Marenghi (Matthew Holness) and his publisher Dean Learner (Richard Ayoade) created an extremely low-budget tv series with the BBC. Garth Marenghi plays Dr. Rick Dagless, MD, an ex Vietnam veteran and occult warlock who now works at Dark Place Hospital in Romford, England. It's Dean Learner's first time acting and his role is Thornton Reed, an administrator at the hospital who tries his hardest at keeping Dr. Dagless from using unorthodox methods (unsuccessfully). Alongside Rick Dagless is his old buddy Dr. Lucien Sanchez. Sanchez is extremely handsome and is a real smooth talker. His voice is amazing. Finally we have Madeleine Wool (Alice Lowe) who plays Dr. Liz Asher a newcomer to Dark Place hospital whose psychic powers come in handy.

Many strange happenings go on at Dark Place hospital and lucky for everyone Dr. Rick Dagless, MD is on hand to deal with these situations. From mutated eyeball babies, mysteriously tainted water that changes people into apes, an exploding patient whose explosion opens a demonic portal and bad cosmic broccoli.

The show is hilariously awful. From shitty lighting, crap sound, piss-poor dialogue, sloppy ADR, cheap cheezy FX, jump cuts, bad acting, continuity errors--basically EVERYTHING is shite and that's what's awesome.

Garth Marenghi's personal site
and below is a clip from the series to give you a better idea...

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