This series is yet another good addition to the British comedy genre. It
is about the day to day runnings of a parish, and the odd congregation
that supports it.
rev in the series is the Reverend "just call me Adam" Smallbone. He's
finally made it from the small country scene to the big smoke in London
and is learning, fast mind you that life in the city is not at all as it
seems. As he deals with life day to day he learns that being in the city
is a whole different ball game.
Like most British comedies, this is written with a very dry sense of
humour, so if you don't like that sort of thing then this won't appeal
to you at all. There are very little effects or instances of camera
wizardry, it is simply the story that carries everything along.
There are a whole host of oddball characters that propel this along
nicely. Take for example the parishioner who orgasms during sermons, the
local drunk who is a big fan of the church and the new Mr. Vicarage.
Adam himself and his wife are almost the only "normal" members of the
cast whose reactions to those around them make the show the amusing
distraction that it is.
That is how I would sum up Rev; an amusing distraction. I enjoyed it but
I would never sum it up as a classic, nor even as a show I would care
too much about. If it was on TV and I missed a show it wouldn't be the
end of the world.
It's just a good fun show that is enjoyable enough when it's on, and
easily forgotten when it's not. It would make for a cold night with a
cuppa and some chocolate. Like I said, an enjoyable distraction.