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Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011)
Can't believe how terrible this is
This dreadful sitcom staggers from one tired, obvious, unfunny 70s cliché to the next, pausing only to mug directly at the camera. It is old-timey music hall bawdy slapstick and sentiment, in the Benny Hill/Les Dawson/Bernard Manning tradition. If someone is swearing into a phone, the Vicar will be on the other end of the line, and so on. I get the impression its audience is mostly older and long for the "simpler" times of the 70s, or they are young children who have never seen a sitcom before. Either way its commercial success continues to amaze me.
I don't care whether the cast are all related or not - that seems to be the other selling point cited by fans - although I guess it serves to explain their complete lack of acting ability.
Finally please don't compare this show to "Father Ted", poor Dermot Morgan will be spinning in his grave. Aside being Irish and having a character that says "feck" a lot, they have absolutely nothing in common. Father Ted was clever, satirical, ironic, unpredictable, and very surreal, all things that this show revels in not being.