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Comedian Frankie Boyle visits Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup. He explores Russian football and culture, and examines the current relationship between Russia and the West following recent controversial geo-political events.
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Frankie doing what he does best, edgy humor and cultural commentary
I think this show is slightly inconsistent at times, as any show can be that relies heavily on guests in a sort of interview show format. Still, it is one of he funniest shows on television, though some of the explicit sexual references seem a bit out there for me. And as someone from the U.S., to me a few of the cultural references leave me in the dust, not to mention the Welsh accents (the subtitles are pretty slow sometimes also). But I get most of it. My favorite line during this series was when he was talking about Brexit, quoting a line some people use that "we got through the war, didn't we," and Frankie comments that probably the most famous thing about the war was that a lot of people didn't get through it. Funny stuff.
I see Frankie Boyle's humor as ranging across the political spectrum, and fairly evenly at that, but as always, a few one-star reviews insist this is a leftist leaning show. I rarely see a one-star review written by a progressive, or at least they try to back it up rather than just saying "the worst show ever." The far right could watch a show with nine jokes about the left and one joke about the right, and then cry foul. I hope most of us have more of a sense of humor than that.
I don't come to Frankie Boyle's show for hard news; I tune in for laughs, and its wry look at strange videos they dig up for our edification. And the improv nature of the conversation is hilarious with only an occasional misfire. I will miss it with the end of this latest series.
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