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The Wrong Mans: 101 & 102 Review – Cult Fix
  • I saw the adverts for this, and sort of dismissed it, because it just looked like being a weak Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead knock-off (or homage, if I’m being kind). Wright, Pegg and Frost are collaboratively the kingpins of the comedy-action genre, and whilst I find Corden funny from time-to-time, he’s not quite the comedian that those three are. As for Matthew Baynton, the only thing I’ve seen him in prior is Peep Show (as Dobby’s ex-boyfriend, Simon), and he didn’t exactly stand out in that, but considering I’ve seen nothing else of his work, I haven’t got much of a basis to judge. To be fair, though, from reading various reviews of these first two episodes, the consensus seems to be that he is the better of the two, and apparently really coming into his own as a comedian (sentiments which you’ve echoed here). I might tune into the next episode, and if it wins me over, I’ll go back and watch these two.

    *Brilliant* review, by the way, Tyler. Your writing style is just so effortlessly readable.

    • Thank you, I really appreciate it. I decided on a whim that I’d be reviewing this after watching it on iPlayer and because I’ve been yearning to write a new review for a while now.

      It does share some likeness to the Edgar Wright movies and, as I mentioned, the director has a similar flair. Despite it being slightly unoriginal, though, it does offer light, pleasurable entertainment with a storyline that’s distinct enough to stay fresh. I recommend you check it out.

  • TARDIS44

    One of the best series I’ve seen for a while. I’d always wanted to see comedy and thriller together, and this work.
    Didn’t know who Baynton was beforehand, but he has well and truly cemented himself in my comedic agenda!

    Hope there’s a second series!

  • The Talons of Weng-Chiang 565

    The Wrong Mans is one of the best and funniest series I’ve seen in a long time! :D