- Saturday 27th July 2013, 5:26am [Edited]
- 120 posts
When Nathan Barley came out, it slipped totally under my radar - as I was no massive Chris Morris fan at the time, and hadn't heard of Brooker at all. Later on, I just randomly gave it a shot since Richard Ayoade and Julian Barratt were in it. And liked it at the first viewing, and was truly able to appreciate it much more in the second and third viewings. But looking back at some of the opinions (in forums mostly), it seems like most people hated it back then - but it seems to be much more appreciated now.
For me, although the Shoreditch quasi-hipster(?) culture it seems to target is very specific, a lot of parts very well fell in place, being familiar with many "idiots" like that. You know, the "holy shit, how true is this?" feel. And a lot of lines and the feel in general, I found pretty funny keeping aside all that. And I was surprised to hear that at the time it was considered pretty dated by many - has this become more relevant now?
I would love to hear some thoughts of people who like the show and why Nathan Barley is much more appreciated now than when it got released.