The Thick of It (UK) : Season 1

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User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 40
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 40
  3. Negative: 4 out of 40

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  1. ronanm
    Jun 26, 2006
    10
    this shit rules man
  2. FabD
    Sep 6, 2007
    10
    Absolutely hilarious, turns swearing into poetry.
  3. SMoratti
    May 22, 2006
    8
    confirms what you always thought about your politicians - that they dont have a clue what they are doing, make policy up on the fly, and lead a totally miserable life. Not laugh out loud, more just excrutiating to watch in the mode of the office.
  4. MLWall
    May 30, 2006
    8
    It is somewhat excruciating, although not as much as The Office (assuming that you work in an office and not govnt). But the pain is worth it: "defecation outrage" still has us laughing.
  5. GeoffB
    Jun 15, 2006
    10
    Brilliant
  6. RH
    May 22, 2006
    8
    Pretty good......borrows a bit too liberally from 'The Office' though.......definitely a series that people have to pay close attention to, and it'll undoubtedly fly over most people's heads. But that's ok, WE get it. ;)
  7. zli
    Jun 15, 2006
    10
    exceptionally fine British political satire
  8. stephenr
    Jun 2, 2006
    10
    Armando Iannucci's latest and greatest deadpan comedy.
  9. Aug 12, 2015
    7
    Although I personally never found it as funny reviews calling this a political version of ‘The Office’ are pretty accurate as evidenced through the awkward sense of humour and mockumentary style camera work. Peter Capaldi is undeniably the star of the show here managing to make swearing into an art form and he is well supported by a host of other talented British actors. With just 3Although I personally never found it as funny reviews calling this a political version of ‘The Office’ are pretty accurate as evidenced through the awkward sense of humour and mockumentary style camera work. Peter Capaldi is undeniably the star of the show here managing to make swearing into an art form and he is well supported by a host of other talented British actors. With just 3 episodes in this first season it’s almost over before it begins but it well worth watching if you’re a fan of this type of show. Expand
  10. Apr 10, 2014
    8
    A few laugh out loud moments through out along with a solid plot definitely make it worth checking out. The characters are likable as well, Peter Capaldi being the star as the foul mouthed Malcolm Tucker. This season consists of just three 30 minute episodes so why not take a chance on it.
  11. Apr 4, 2015
    8
    This show is very funny. As it's been said before, this is like a British cabinet's version of The Office, complete with amusing settups and idiosyncratic characters that exist in the real world.
  12. Aug 10, 2013
    9
    The brilliance of Malcom Tucker's swearing rants are juxtaposed beautifully with the obnoxiousness of his team. I can't think of a comedy show that has me quoting it to the extent of The Thick Of It.
  13. May 16, 2014
    10
    This is, in my estimation, the funniest show of all time. And one need not be from the UK to appreciate the political in-humor. General scenarios are applicable to US and CAN also. Although based on real people, it's general enough to be hilarious to just about anyone. Highest possible recommendation.
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. A wonderful, brilliantly brutal, scathing look at British politics.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Alynda Wheat
    91
    This sly Britcom is like a C-SPAN spin-off of... The Office. [12 May 2006, p.75]
  3. Think of "The Office," "Larry Sanders," "Spin City" and "Yes Minister" rolled into one delirious stew.