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REVIEW: The Green & Pleasant Guide

The great British Countryside, a place that more and more of us are turning to for a holiday as we are trying to find that relaxation and comfort at home without leaving the country. Well, whilst it comes with all it’s beauty it also comes with some things that make it unique to the United Kingdom and that is where the The Green & Pleasant Guide comes in.

The Green & Pleasant Guide is a short animation series that focusses on the world of the great outdoors with their presenter. If you are a fan of shows such as Springwatch and The One Show then you are going to love this as it is a sort of Parody of these type of shows.

The first thing you notice when you watch this show is that the animation is crisp, clear and really creative. Throughout the show there are very subtle jokes in the animation throughout that sometimes you miss such as a mole replacing the tent pole which is very funny when you do catch it. It is things like this that make you want to really pay attention.

The show is very much a parody and even though you can see elements of Springwatch or Countryfile it is also very Alan partridge-ress in it’s feel to it as well and you could easily imagine it as a sketech show as well as an animation.

The jokes come left right and centre and that’s what makes it fun it’s a great little series. I feel when you watch it you can really feel elements of a good British comedy series and that is why it works so well. The thing that is fun about the episodes as well is that there are lots of fun little twists at the end of each topic.

One element that makes the show stand out is that there are jokes that are displayed by putting common phrases and ideas into the limelight for example a secret door in a library which actually appears to be a secret door that runs away from people not a book on a books shelf with a secret swtich. It’s not just comedy, it’s clever humour as you don’t always catch it straight away.

If you are looking for a fun little show that is around 3 minutes long per episode then you should give The Green & Pleasant Guide a watch. I would say that the only negative thing about it is that the episodes are not longer but that’s how it reels you in to keep watching more.

Rating: **** 4 Stars

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