The first season of Black Adder wasn`t particulary good although it did have some moments of brilliance. Atkinson plays too much of his ugly Mr Bean character here, he`s not witty enough for my taste I gotta say. He is the prince of the UK yet he doesn`t have any power and he is sly but he isn`t really clever, and mostly what he does is attaching penis-shaped armour and talking like his balls were cut off. I guess the series would be quite good, were it not for Atkinson himself - the other characters are no worse than in the other parts of the series. Every episode has some good gags but it doesn`t save the series as a whole from being unsatisfying.