The series follows Arbiter Maven (the 17th Arbiter and 'Wearer of the Hat') and Operative Sporall (nice hair and 'Wearer of the Beige Suit') as they keep a close eye on the 791 residents of... See full summary »
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Chris Bran ...
 Sporall / ... (17 episodes, 2010-2014)
Justin Chubb ...
 Maven / ... (17 episodes, 2010-2014)
Geoffrey McGivern ...
 Trince (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Soosan Noop (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jinsy Player (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jinsy Player (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Dave Mounfield ...
 Jinsy Player / ... (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
David Hatton ...
 Tracee Henge (14 episodes, 2010-2014)
Janine Duvitski ...
 Mrs. Goadion / ... (13 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Miss Reason / ... (11 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ian Hughes ...
 Jinsy Player / ... (9 episodes, 2011-2014)
Angela Curran ...
 Jinsy Player (8 episodes, 2011)
Jiggy Bhore ...
 Jinsy Player (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Jinsy Player (7 episodes, 2011)
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The series follows Arbiter Maven (the 17th Arbiter and 'Wearer of the Hat') and Operative Sporall (nice hair and 'Wearer of the Beige Suit') as they keep a close eye on the 791 residents of Jinsy from the Great Tower in the parish of Veen. Life on the island is rather Orwellian: each colourful member of the community is monitored by a surveillance system of tessellators, from local folk dribbler Melody Lane to weather monk Tracee Henge. The tessellators include video cameras for surveillance, but also little screens to allow the residents to watch important island events, such as the tri-annual island cow wash (live from Glotters field). Additionally, they include a handy slot for paying fines, and a sphincter nozzle for product and pill downloads. Notably, each episode of This Is Jinsy features a notable guest star actor. Some of the biggest names in comedy - from Stephen Fry to Olivia Colman - have appeared in the show.

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If you love Monty Python...
23 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

...There is every chance you'll enjoy this. This is its own thing. But it's never going to escape style comparisons with Monty Python. And darn it, if you love weird, surreal, off-the-wall and unconsciously jarring British humour, Jinsy is going to sink under your skin. Even when you can't find it amusing, or find it repetitive, the visuals alone will haunt your back brain.

Jinsy also has flavours of Brazil, The City of Lost Children, The Delicatessen, and Twelve Monkeys. It includes the sort of self-consciously ironic music-comedy skits that peppered The Big Gig and The Sideshow variety shows from Australia.

I predict that in 10 or 20 years Americans will discover another reason why cults become classic.


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