Life Lessons From Sitcoms – Red Dwarf

Welcome to this months feature all about sitcoms and comedies, I watch a lot of them and always have done for as long as I can remember and looking back on them, I have learnt so many life lessons along the way. So I thought why not shine a light on them and share them with the world – some of them are important some of them are silly little things but I think it is always interesting to share. Today’s life lesson comes from – Red Dwarf


Life Lesson Learnt: The Magic of Television

When you look at the old series of Red Dwarf now you can see the green screen, you can see the basic effects because GFX has developed so advanced these days – but back when I was a kid this show fascinated the pants off of me and I was always in amazement at it and I fell into the whole ideology that this world was real. I do wonder if it shows like this that hypnotised me into wanting to work in television as they brought a sense of magic to the screen.

I have been watching this show from a very early age – I can’t remember exactly but I always know that I was allowed to sneakily stay awake late if Red Dwarf was on. It was always sort of a treat, that is what I remember. I remember thinking Cat was wacky and silly but right from the start and to this day my favourite character was Rimmer – I just felt an instant like for him and also sympathy.

I adored his character it was just great and really contrasted and complimented Lister and I always adore the underdog in a show. I re-watched Red Dwarf in it’s entirety the other month and I didn’t realise that he leaves for a while in the show and I found those episodes so empty without him but liked the way that they developed his character – so it was sort of bitter sweet.

Red Dwarf to me will always be a show that created television magic for me, its funny when you are a kid there are some shows that make the world feel so far away and real and that is what I adored about it. I can tell it is a show that I get lost in the magic of when I watch it and do not want to even think about how something is made. This is one of those shows. No matter how old it gets and hoe shoddy the graphics look it will always be pretty amazing.

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