Why couldn’t the powers that be not leave true art alone? I am talking about the “New” revived “Yes Prime Minister” series recreated in 2013. Et tu BBC?

16 Jul

We here at JPFmovies have reviewed and lauded the original BBS series Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister for years.  The original series ran between 1980 and 1984, split over three seven-episode series. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, ran from 1986 to 1988. In total there were 38 episodes.  Now the “revived” Jim Hacker as the PM in a new revival that does nothing less than make one cringe with every word spoken.  The fools decided mess with what ranked as the 6th greatest British sitcom of all time deserve nothing less than exile.

I would expect this kind of crap from America, but I hope that the British had more class than Holly Wood.  I guess that you can’t win them all.

The acting stinks, is stilted and, for example, they apparently believe that the audience needs to be told the Bernard Wooly is pedantic instead of letting the viewer figure it out for themselves which takes all of two seconds.

Moreover, the famous long and murky speeches made by Sir Humphry and cheap copies of the originals performed by an actor cast by lottery instead of auditions.  It breaks my heart to see such a fabled tale of political satire thrown into the dung heap.  Why?

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Posted by on July 16, 2015 in Movie Reviews


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