Quote: sitcomgeek @ August 9 2011, 10:52 PM BST
And one more. Heresy. Total heresy. Hitchhikers. There. I've said it. Love the idea. Love bits of it, moments and jokes. Appreciate how important it has been - and I've been very influenced by it, and comedians who were influenced by it. Red Dwarf wouldn't exist without it. But I haven't heard the radio shows all the way through, and don't really want to go back and and finish them. And got bored of the books half way through the second, since every character seems to talk the same (like they do in a Tibor Fischer novel. (anyone? Is this on? Hello??))
I know. Cast me out. Look away. I'm hideous.
Totally agree with you. Thought the best of the trilogy was the fifth(!) book, Mostly Harmless, that I believe started out as a Dirk Gently novel. This kind of makes sense as I much preferred those novels over Hitchhikers.
I had similar thoughts re: Vic'n'Bob too. Found them very funny in interviews when they were 'off the cuff', so to speak which led me to believe they got less and less funny the more they scripted stuff.
Then I watched Catterick and thought it brilliant.