Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby
Mr Gormsby is the antithesis of politically correct.
A crabby sexist, racist character, Mr. Gormsby is a teacher in a school
who would like nothing better than to get rid of him. Taking place in
New Zealand in a made up school, quite frankly I found this show to be
quite off putting.
Donít get me wrong, Iíll watch and enjoy just about
anything but racism as humour in my opinion is not funny and no matter
how objective Iíll try to be I simply wonít tolerate it as humour any
day, no sir.
Bawdy humour, sure, grumpy nasty people, Iím there
with a laugh and while I am sure that this is social satire and I know
that there are people like that everywhere, I just couldnít warm to the
character or the show. Whilst I know that the laugh is meant to be at
Gormsby, much the same as the laughter was meant to be directed at Ted
Bullpit in Kingswood Country, it wasnít funny then to me and this is not
Give it a miss unless you are at the bottom of the
barrel with this show.