5 An amazing piece of comic genius - everyone should see thiscartercarter | 19/07/2009 | See all cartercarter's reviews (9)Having first watched Series 4 of Blackadder after finding it amongst my dad's DVD collection one rainy Sunday, my immediate thought was 'this is going to be boring'. How tremendously wrong I was. I have never watched such a brilliant piece of comedy - nothing has ever made me laugh so much out loud (and that's saying something). This amazing saga proves that Ben Elton and Richard Curtis have more than a flair for writing comedy - the pair are genius. After watching the fourth series a large amount of times, I was given the entire collection for Christmas in 2007. I have yet to tire of the witty jokes and brilliant acting - the entire cast (particularly series 2&4) are more than highly commendable. Rowan Atkinson is purely awesome, Tony Robinson a delight, Stephen Fry proves he deserves the term 'national treasure' (as always), Hugh Laurie is brilliant fun and Tim McInnerny is simply hilarious. Other actors in the other series such as Miranda Richardson and Robbie Coltrane contribute wonderfully. I must say that the second and fourth series outshine the others. The first series, overall, is mediocre - however Brian Blessed is brilliant in the first episode. Blackadder's change of characteristics in the 2nd series were needed and improved my thoughts on the saga greatly. The christmas and millenium specials do Blackadder justice and both contain unmissable comedy. Overall, this is an utterly unmissable, classic and wonderful comedy collection.