Published on November 6th, 2013 | by admin
BIG SCHOOL DVD REVIEW
Summary: At its core, Big School is a laugh out comedy series that at times is quite cringe worthy at times, especially seeing the almost socially disabled Mr. Church with his strange quirks and almost humbling views on the world.
Lots of laughs!
Title: Big School
Genre: Comedy TV
Distributor: BBC (Roadshow)
Running Time: TBA
Reviewer: Tony Smith
Big School is a fun BBC comedy series that revolves around science teacher Mr. Church (David Walliams), a middle aged man who has not only lost his mofo for love but also life itself as he attempts to teach a group of teenagers in his relatively dull life. Being at the same school of Greybridge for 15 years has not helped his situation either.
However when French Teacher Miss Postern (Catherine Tate) becomes part of the teaching facility, he gets a new perspective of life, especially working at the school. Although Miss Postern brings new life into the school, another teacher has his eye on this new beauty by the name of Mr. Gunn (Philip Glenister), the PE teacher who wishes nothing more than making her his next conquest. Nonetheless, this causes a conflict within the staff room, especially between Church.
Also joining this trio is headmistress Ms. Baron (Frances De La Tour), an alcoholic who also enjoys ferreting out alcohol from the students at the school. Add in Mr. Barber (Steve Spiers), a truly depressed and sad geography teacher plus Mr. Martin (Daniel Rigby), a music teacher who believes he is more rock star than teacher and these are amusing protagonists of Big School.
At its core, Big School is a laugh out comedy series that at times is quite cringe worthy at times, especially seeing the almost socially disabled Mr. Church with his strange quirks and almost humbling views on the world. Seeing these staff interact with themselves and the students is almost must see television that will have you laughing and even squirming in your seats from their social ineptness.
With that said, this 6-part TV series truly has its moments, especially by actors David Walliams, Phillip Glenister and Catherine Tate who create these entertaining characters.