Since we recently got our DVD's back from a friend who had borrowed the first few seasons, I thought it was high time I blog early-nineties BBC series "Jeeves and Wooster", with the inhumanely hilarious and charming Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. To give credit where credit is due, Clint (current chum, retired boyfriend, and staunch advocate of the color brown) is the person who introduced me to this show a few years back, and when he was trying to "sell" me on it, he said:
"I don't know what it is about this show...it's just so comforting to me".
And strangely, everyone (or most everyone) seems to have this exact reaction to it. Maybe it's because Stephen Fry is an inherently soothing person, and that his Jeeves always capably sorts out even the murkiest of conundrums. Maybe it's the period aspect, with everyone running about in their cloches and vests and spending weeks getting engaged at giant marble mansions in the country. Maybe it is the crazy-catchy themesong (if you give the show a try, you will know what I mean).
Whatever it is, the show is really wonderful, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Oddly, given Hugh Laurie's recent meteoric rise to American fame via "House", it still doesn't seem that this show has attained even a Black Adder level of renown.
And that, my friends, is a crime.