Do you like boozey British comedy? Then you need to watch Dylan Moran’s Black Books. It aired on BBC from 2000-2004, and it’s like The IT Crowd cross-pollinated It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. You can watch it on YouTube or get the DVDs, but don’t blame me if you end up binge-watching the binge-drinking cast. Here’s why bibliophiles in particular will appreciate the show:
1. You Love Being Surrounded By Books, But That Doesn’t Mean You Like The Whole Process Of Getting Them To You, Especially If It Means Talking To People…
2. … Although You Are Happy To Talk To Anyone About Books That You’ve Read. Anyone.
3. You Have Dreams Of Being A Writer Yourself…
4. … But You Can Be Self-Defeating In That Regard.
5. At Any Given Time, You’re Heavily Weighed Down By Books.
6. Reading Keeps You Calm.
7. It Also Gives You Weird Ideas About Romance
8. You Can Be A Bit Of A Snob When It Comes To Bestselling Authors.
“I bet I can open it anywhere and I find this fop posing on a jeep looking smug.”
9. You Might Neglect Doing Things Around The House Because You’re Busy Reading.
10. You Fall Asleep Holding Your Book.
11. You Have Some Grammatical Hang-Ups…
12. …And You Occasionally Shift Into Iambic Feet For Dramatic Effect.
The show had a short run, but it has a well-deserved cult following. Join us… And please, if you know any other kooky comedies about bibliophiles, let us know.
YouTube Channel: BlackBooksUK
Featured image via Pinterest