Will rats ever be able to drive a bus? Have you ever seen a mutated killer placenta attacking Bristol? These are just some of the random questions/theories that are dealt with in this daft, belly achingly funny and just downright silly comedy series. Darkplace was crippled in the ratings when it first appeared on TV back in 2004 (or is that the eighties?!) but since then it has slowly gotten the acclaim it deserves through repeats, DVD sales and word of mouth, sadly no second series of this brilliant show has ever materialised which is a shame, but the six episodes we have here are absolutely floorless.
Written, directed, starring (etc etc) Matthew Holness (the computer dude from the UK Office) and the brilliant Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) and equally brilliant Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Darkplace is a spoof of the spoof genre and it is hilariously done with every single detail being funny in some shape or form. Like someone has mentioned, the opening credits to the episodes themselves earn this three stars, with the rest of the content earning the rest, theres nothing to fault, because they are deliberately doing it!
Any fan of films like Airplane! The Naked Gun or the Police Squad TV series will find this little gem funny as its the same type of humour and as with those films and TV series; it is fantastic, theres not much more I can say than that, you should definitely buy this as you certainly wont be disappointed. The question now is, Dare you enter his Darkplace?