I read that this fake-backstage of a soap opera should be "best Italian satire". And actually you can find quite a lot of hype about. Well, maybe it's true: "best Italian satire". This tells more on the state of Italian satire in TV productions than on the specific program. Forget about the humor, the good acting and the brilliant scripts of BBC's EXTRAS: here we are, in a small studio in the outskirts of Rome. So, you find what an average Italian production can afford. And that could have been a good starting point for a really smart parody. But something didn't work. The actors are supposed to be lame in such soap operas, so they could be portrayed that way. Unfortunately, most of the cast is really lame. They don't even know what acting is. And that's true for the most part of the dialogs as well. Predictable, unfunny, if not dumb. The characters are so heavily stylized that you already know what they are going to spit out. Alas, it is not enough to assemble a bunch of incompetents to have a success as in Mel Brooks THE PRODUCERS... Finally, I gave 4 out of 10 to this little piece of comedy as an encouragement. And if you give a look to the most part of Italian productions, you will probably understand why - and appreciate it with an hooray!
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