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
...  Soosan Noop 16 episodes, 2011-2014
...  Jinsy Player 16 episodes, 2011-2014
...  Jinsy Player 16 episodes, 2011-2014
Dave Mounfield ...  Jinsy Player / ... 15 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Tracee Henge 14 episodes, 2010-2014
Janine Duvitski ...  Mrs. Goadion / ... 13 episodes, 2011-2014
...  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
...  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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Painfully unfunny
3 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Funny really is in the eye of the beholder it seems. I like surreal, odd, and silly comedy. Python, Boosh, League of Gentlemen, but to compare those to this rubbish is insulting.

At its best its boring, at its worst its embarrassing to watch. The characters are mostly just unpleasant to watch and the songs are just awful. Its just silliness for the sake of it, and its not smart enough to justify itself

Quite simply this is completely unfunny, and no amount of heavyweight guest stars save it. Im not surprised the ratings tanked and it got cancelled.


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