- Wednesday 10th April 2019, 12:40am [Edited]
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I once read a posting, either on BCG or elsewhere, in which somebody expressed the view that Toby Jones should be in every program on TV.
I'm not sure we should go quite that far but I do find him eminently watchable.
More recently, I read a post on BCG in which somebody expressed the view that watching "Fleabag" was essentially an experience completely devoid of laughs.
I thought of both posts while watching the first episode of "Don't Forget the Driver", BBC's new dark comedy starring the aforementioned Toby Jones.
To the person who complained about the lack of laughs in "Fleabag", I say have a look at "Don't Forget the Driver": as far as laughs go, there are so few it makes "Fleabag" look like f***ing "Airplane!".
Please don't misunderstand me: I'm not complaining, I'm just being accurate.
There are several people on BCG who have expressed the view that comedy is all about making people laugh. If they're right, "Don't Forget the Driver" must be considered an abject failure.
I, on the other hand, have always expressed the view that making people laugh is only part of the job of the comedy writer and the comedy performer. If I'm right, I think "Don't Forget the Driver" is going to please TV critics and viewers alike.