Curious if anyone here has watched this great show. By that I mean the political sitcom from the 1980s. Of course, we can talk about the 2013 re-iteration in this thread as well.
My impressions of the show. At first a friend of mine introduced me to it but I didn't get the jokes back then. But after a couple of years I returned to the show... and loved it to death since then.
For those who don't know what this show is - it is essentially a political sitcom starring actors Paul Eddington- who plays the [eventual Prime] Minister Jim Hacker - and Sir Nigel Hawthorne as Civil Servant Sir Humphrey Appleby. The PM wants to get things done, Humphrey wants to stop him and tries to do so via indirect means (where a lot of the humor comes from). Another character, Bernard, is usually someone who is on both sides depending on the episodes, and he's pretty funny himself. The two usually meet halfway or compromise. It sounds a bit dull, but I urge you to at least take a look at this episode and see if this is your cup-of-tea:
Apologies for not embedding the vid; for some reason I can't do that now.
TL:DR, the show is great because of the brilliant performances of the actors and I love the sophisticated humor.
To those who are familiar with the series, what are your thoughts about the show? If you have watched the reboot, what are your thoughts on that? I didn't watch it and I would love to have your thoughts.