Detectorists is a great low budget British comedy, however you will recognise some of the actors such as Toby Jones who is also in Captain America as Red Skulls Mad scientist, and also Mackenzie Crook who you may recognise from Pirates of The Caribbean.
Two close friends who share the love of metal detecting, the writers have purposely tried to make Anoraks of our two main characters and then build the comedy from that. The story basically follows their obsession with perhaps one day finding real Viking gold, but as any comedy goes our writers are crawl, a they find little more than bottle caps and common Roman coins.
Despite its simplicity I must admit I found many parts of the show to be “laugh out loud funny” Mackenzie Crook will make you laugh due to his complete blindness and stupidity to anyone else and Toby Jones will make you laugh as he will remind you that middle old man in your own life that is so incredibly boring and mundane. Essentially its so cringe to watch them that it is funny and entertaining.
There are only a couple of series and the episodes are easy to watch, so if you want to watch something when your tired or multi tasking then this is a perfect choice. It has a simple happy feel good factor. Regular boring people in scenarios that we can all relate too. I feel it reflects accurately the quintessential British lifestyle.
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