This is supposed to be a spin-off of the 'thick of it'. It isn't. Don't get me wrong, I love the thick of it, it's one of my favourite comedies. But this just, well, sucked. This is for a number of reasons 1. They changed the names of most of the characters Most of us who watched the Thick of it recognised people such as James Smith as Glenn or Chris Addison as Olly, not 'Michael' and 'Tobey' 2. The plot was terrible The entire story took a way too 'action film-like' tone, and doesn't even take place in DoSAC for God's sake! I also don't see involving the entire 'Anglo-American' side to it was particularly good either. I see that Iannuci is trying to make a link between his two political satires -The thick of it and 'Veep'. But it just didn't work 3. It focused to much on the American side of things Don't get me wrong, I don't hate America the way I seem to, but if this is a supposed spin-of of 'The thick of it', then surely it would've focused on the British rather than the American perspective 4. there are certain plot holes Little things such as the fact that Emma is shown as being in a relationship with Tobey, despite being in a relationship (if you can call it that) with Olly at this point in the 'Thick of it', and the way that Malcolm Tucker is shown to try and get the UN assembly to vote in favour of war - this doesn't seem a very Malcolm Tucker thing to do. he usually wants to do the least controversial, non-mess up decision
In the Loop
In the Loop
A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.
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April 14, 2019