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  • Summary: Black Books is a second-hand bookshop in London run by an Irishman named Bernard Black. He is probably the planet's least-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 customersBlack Books is a second-hand bookshop in London run by an Irishman named Bernard Black. He is probably the planet's least-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 (in the first series) runs a sort of new-age shop selling the most unlikely bits of arty junk. (In the second, her shop wasn't seen.) Fran is friends with Bernard and, through him, with Manny; together the trio become embroiled in escapades that are sometimes extreme fantastically ludicrous, and always bizarre. The show has won two BAFTA awards and one Bronze Rose award. The show has also been nominated for two British Comedy Awards and an Irish Film and Television Award. Expand
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  1. Apr 24, 2011
    10
    This is my favourite show on TV. The simple humor is great and it will have you crying from laughter. The only problem with this show is thatThis is my favourite show on TV. The simple humor is great and it will have you crying from laughter. The only problem with this show is that there are not enough episodes. Maybe I am just greedy and want more. Expand
  2. Dec 4, 2010
    10
    'Black Books' is simply flawless - it has hilarious jokes, modest effects, and original characters. A definite must-see for anybody who has'Black Books' is simply flawless - it has hilarious jokes, modest effects, and original characters. A definite must-see for anybody who has taste in striking comedy. Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2014
    10
    Brilliant comedy. Right there on my list of the best 5 comedy series of all time. Original characters. Black humour at times, smart at others.Brilliant comedy. Right there on my list of the best 5 comedy series of all time. Original characters. Black humour at times, smart at others. And totally re-watchable! BRILLIANT! Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2015
    8
    Very very funny. Dylan Moran is a genius, it's that simple. Great cast, great laughs and great times had by all. A few episodes miss the mark,Very very funny. Dylan Moran is a genius, it's that simple. Great cast, great laughs and great times had by all. A few episodes miss the mark, but otherwise TV gold. Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2013
    7
    A really good classic UK comedy, thanks to the talent of Graham Linehan the characters are so unique and funny in there own way. One of theA really good classic UK comedy, thanks to the talent of Graham Linehan the characters are so unique and funny in there own way. One of the best UK comedy's Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2015
    7
    'You know, with the astronauts and the 'We did it at the end!'
    Dylan Moran consistently dazzles with his cynical and dark demeanour in a
    'You know, with the astronauts and the 'We did it at the end!'
    Dylan Moran consistently dazzles with his cynical and dark demeanour in a simple yet existential humour noir series. Accompanied by his clueless worker and eccentric neighbour, they deliver a non-stop roll of humour to have you jumping out of your seat!
    'It isn't possible that you might be mistaken?'
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