||6 (1 series)
||Reece Shearsmith, Alexander Armstrong, Georgia Mackenzie,
Llewella Gideon, Erich Redman, Benedict Wong, Richard Griffiths, Tom Watt, Martin Treneman, Tim Brooke-Taylor
TLC was a surreal sitcom set inside a dysfunctional London NHS hospital named South Middlesex. It followed Dr Laurence Flynn (Reece Shearsmith from "The League of Gentlemen") a neurotic, bumbling, shy junior house surgeon.
Flynn was not very popular with the rest of the staff thus they saw him as an easy target for practical jokes, constant reminding of his medical and personal troubles and humiliation. With this, Laurence also has to deal with the fact that the staff at South Middlesex aren't exactly what you would call normal. He finds out that his nervy madness is just another face in the crowd of the offbeat hospital.
Oh and did I mention his severe lack of sleep and of course the patients!
Despite what the majority of people say about this series including critics,
this will be a TV show that I will always love and certainly never forget in my
But this is not due to the incredibly cringe-worthily poor comedy lines or
the unfunny pointless supporting characters such as the Chaplain (Tim Brooke
Taylor), the guy in the wheelchair (Martin Treneman) and Sid (Tom Watt), nor the
utterly irritating cheap cheesy music, it is due to the brilliant performance of
the leading characters including Gasman (Erich Redman) and Terry (Benedict
Reece Shearsmith was great as Laurence Flynn as was
Alexander Armstrong as his clued up cynical mentor Dr Stephen Noble. The pair
formed an impressive comedy duo that made their scenes the most memorable. What
makes me really angry is the fact that this series could have easily been a cult
classic if it weren't for the “minor injuries” that I mentioned. Call me obsessive if you want but like they say, every TV show has an obsessed fan. I'm the tlc one!
Written by Ziggy Newman. Added by the BSG Editor...
In my opinion TLC had some potential but the crude and infantile jokes let it down. See the more recent "Green Wing" for how things should have been done and of course the American sitcom "Scrubs" for how to construct zany characters.
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