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Every detail in the series of K.Y.T.V. is polished on and gives a realistic impression. It feels like you're watching a real TV-station, only this one is full of goofs, jokes and a high number of puns. It is the most well-written and well- produced show on television I've ever seen. The actors' timing is absolutely impeccable and I'm pleased to see they are mocking the hysteria of TV as a media. I mean, watch an average satellite channel in any given country and you'll find equally funny stuff - not meant to be funny!
K.Y.T.V. is english humour at it's best - great comedy to which all of us can relate - we've all watched TV since we were kids, right? So if you're getting a chance to watch it - do!
Time for re-runs on a cable channel, I think.
The writing was clever, witty and, in places, extremely subtle. Ironically, it could also be coarse and very base.
The production values for the time were excellent. It's a shame that British comedy has fallen so much since this high point with paltry pretenders to the KYTV mantle such as `The Day Today' falling far short of the mark when placed up against KYTV(although taken purely on its own merits, `The Day Today' is a pretty good show). Much of the humour and attention to detail(or, for want of a better term, reality) present is noticeably British, as opposed to the American style that has crept into BBC productions since then (benefits of an Irish viewpoint there!).
The quality of performance is excellent also, with every actor giving just the right performance.
If you're after a good side splitting laugh, you'll find it in this show.
Watching again 25 years after the show first aired it could be argued the show had dated slightly but comedy of this type does tend to although IMHO it remains superbly funny. It was probably best to end after three series which at least meant the show bowed out whilst the quality was at its best. WELL RECOMMENDED