The Thick Of It

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to complete this political tour-de-force from Armando Iannucci.  Just masterful.  You could potentially describe it as the 2000’s equivalent to Yes Minister, except for the fact that watching this is like being waterboarded in comparison to its early 80s counterpart. I found it utterly gripping in its Machiavellian twists and architecture of mistrust – and then there’s the 4-series masterclass in abusive swearing given by one Malcolm Tucker.  They couldn’t get him to play The Emperor in a Star Wars film, cos it’d be too fucking dark. 👍👍

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