Blackadder II

Hurrah! This is lord Blackadder the way I like him. Gone are the days of foolishly done hair and silly looks on the face. This Blackadder of new, living in the reigh of Elizabeth I is a much trickier fellow than his predecessor. In episode one we are treated through a tribute to Shakespeare`s "The 12th night" where Kate - a young woman - goes to become Blackadder`s servant after her father wanted her to be a prostitute, so she "could work without leaving the house", and after Blackadder realises that she`s a woman he wants to marry Kate, but he fails at that. In episode Two Edmund is made responsible as the planner of executions in England, and he has some trouble after having thought about work optimisation he has executed a fellow earlier than planned. In "Potate", episode 3, Edmund wants to impress the Queen by travelling around the Cape of good hope (in fact: going to France), only because of some accident he does go to the Cape indeed. In episode four Edmund is in debt to an organization of black monks. "Beer" is a jolly good drinking episode, probably the best of the series. The final "Chains", where Blackadder dies again is a bit of a letdown though. In short: this time around everything is very solid and there`s enough laughs in each and every episode, although it is really a sitcom in comparison with the first season that contained some outdoor scenes, yet since the comic level is much higher I can`t not appreciate that.
2006-03-09
7.5
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