The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport. That includes flight and ground staff from regular - and low budget ...
See full summary »
A 'sudden wing malfunction' delays FlyLo passengers on their way to Malaga, while Melody and Taaj get tough with FlyLo's new baggage allowance regulations. We also meet Tommy, Happy Burger's newest ...
The characters of the original 'Little Britain' and some new characters feature in this comedic exploration of the modern American society from, and starring, British comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
After three award-winning television series, Matt Lucas and David Walliams took Little Britain on the road. Their triumphant tour culminated with this amazing performance at the Blackpool ... See full summary »
This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »
The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport. That includes flight and ground staff from regular - and low budget airlines, as well as officials from customs and immigration, plus some colorful passengers, some up to no good either.Written by
Just repeats the formula of Little Britain, to not very great effect
STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning
A parody of reality shows set at airports, in the form of various sketches involving different exaggerated characters working for the FlyLo airline owned by the enigmatic but buffoonish Omar Baabaa, as well as those on the sidelines including two airport check in girls and other people who work at the airport.
On paper, for fans of Little Britain, Come Fly With Me couldn't fail. It's the same concept and set up, and even produced by a company named after that show. And it's an inspired idea to send up programmes like Airport that in the 90s were the pioneers for the reality TV craze that dominates British TV these days. It all should work...but somehow this time it doesn't. The potential is all there, golden and shining as it was in LB, but somehow the laughs fail to generate and the result is just something throw away and tragic.
Maybe the formula Walliams and Lucas used when LB first came out earned it a place in the national consciousness (and everyone really did go crazy over it at the time) but in a time with shows such as The Inbetweeners, Benidorm and Peep Show about, it just gets seen as the one joke and slightly irritating set up that it is. They are certainly a lazy double act, and this shows most when the cracks that caused the LB ship to sink soon begin to show here, in the shape of repetitive sketches (the angry husband and wife bothering the black check in girl, Precious the coffee shop worker, the burger bar worker) that rely on catch phrases and repeating the same gag every time.
Memories of LB's time at the top may well be all that keep Walliams and Lucas's comedic legacy alive, at a time when maybe the British public wanted to sit back and chuckle at something a bit more undemanding and less high brow. Because for sure, this series about flying fails to take off. **
6 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this