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Cooking the Books 1
Manny’s First Day 2
Grapes of Wrath 3
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at Channel 4 3 seasons Ended
Black Books is a second-hand bookshop in London run by an Irishman named Bernard Black. He is probably the planet's worst-suited person to run such an establishment: he makes no effort to sell, closes at strange hours on a whim, is in a perpetual alcoholic stupor, abhors his customers (sometimes physically abusing them) and is often comatose at his desk. Help comes in the lumpy shape of Manny Bianco, a hairy, bumbling individual who (almost by osmosis) becomes Bernard's assistant. Manny is not exactly great at the job either but he is a million times better than Bernard. Next door is Fran, an anxious, frustrated woman who runs a sort of new-age shop selling the most unlikely bits of arty junk. Fran is friends with Bernard and, through him, with Manny; together the trio become embroiled in escapades that are sometimes extreme or violent or fantastically ludicrous, and always bizarre.
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May 2014

Not only is this as funny as it was ten, fifteen years ago, but it's a rare comedy that I find devastatingly funny no matter how many times I watch it.

The first two episodes alone are brilliant and continuously clever. Each joke is followed up by another set up just before it yet without a hint as to what nutty place it's going next, though when it gets there, it always seems so perfect.

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July 2015

You probably drink too much to find this funny. Join the club :) ... Hilarious!

April 2015

Watching it for the 3rd time now and, with a cigarette and a glass of corner shop piss, still thinking "This is fantastic. I'm in heaven!"

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November 2014

if you enjoyed this, you'd definetly love the IT Crowd

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December 2014

does it has lots of wine and books in it?

December 2014

nope but it's about two weird dudes and a weirder girl working together in a basement

July 2016

I'll have a look but it probably needs more wine.

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February 2015

Original english comedy like IT Crowd. Dylan Moran is amazing!

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February 2015

Great show! Rarely laughs out loud watching shows but with black books you have no choice.

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January 2016

Per questa mini serie è proprio il caso di dire che nelle botti piccole si trova il vino buono. Fa scompisciare dal ridere!

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April 2016

Purtroppo non ho mai visto nessuna delle due. Come sono?

March 2016

I would erase my memory to look at 'Black Books' again. However, I already relook this every year cuz it's brilliantly.

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November 2016

One of the best shows that I've ever watched. Fantastic characters, brilliant acting and witty humours!

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April 2015

If only there were more seasons :( Dylan Moran is just perfect in his role. Bailey is good though sometimes a bit too childish in his acting. On the other hand, I could not name another or better actor for the role of Manny...

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January 2016

The elephant and his balloon! Really the best episode ever.

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last month

I don't know, Grapes of Wrath has to be my favorite, but The Elephant & His Balloon is a great one also.

May 2016

this is simply one of the best show out there. love it.

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October 2016

Funniest series ever!! If you like vicious, you will love this series too. :)

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December 2014

take a look at the cut scenes

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November 2015

The best comedy show ever! ........................................

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March 2017

Few years later I don't remember much of the show, but I remember how much I laughed watching this. And I can't wait to watch it again.

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last month

Wish I were so lucky as to have an ability of forgetting things I've seen, allowing for a fresh rewatch.
I don't want some form of brain damage preventing me from storing memory, or the like, but you catch my drift.

2 weeks ago

This show is a classic ! Best humor ever ! The right amont of craziness !

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April 2015

Es molt bona,cada capitol millor,un riure sense parar.

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April 2016

Gee I don't know how many times I've watched it. One of the fav!!!!!!

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April 2016

This is not good enough! *Throws a soup tower at the wall*

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July 2016

Love this one and I'm a yank. Sad it's ended. Manny!

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