London. An ordinary city, with one small difference: superheroes - commonly called 'capes' - exist. But apart from their powers, they're ordinary people, with the same problems the rest of ... See full summary »
Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Being a fan of the previous show, I was not impressed when I heard of the pairs plans to join the BBC and make a show about an excursion in Japan.
However, by the time the first episode had aired on BBC3, I was left setting the personal planner on the TV for next week (applauds 'series link'). It was the same irreverent, sly and quietly witty humour that had made the student fodder show of the late nineties a cult hit.
The shows followed Adam and Joe in their bid for (the tongue was firmly placed against the cheek) stardom and fame in Tokyo and indeed Japan. Though of course, the show was always about the comedy, with many guests, docu-segments and general foolhardiness.
Favourite moment? When Joe fed some awful seafood-based confectionery on a stick to a blindfolded Adam. "Think of it as a lolly... a dirty lolly." For those that never saw it, tough break kiddo. As it was a step up from the first show in truth, and the more recent Shock Video wasn't an excrement stain on a tissue, floating out to sea with a pile of sewage, by comparison.
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