series six is by a GREAT GREAT margin the WORST series of red dwarf.
lets go over the facts.
no holly, male or otherwise.
kryten suddenly knows everything about everything without any explaination, essentially becomes the lead of the show.
every joke is either a)absolute hyperbole about the character archetypes. i mean ok, we all know rimmer’s a git, lister’s a slob, and the cat is borderline retarded. stop hammering it into my skull with completely unclever jokes.
b)another lame space corps directive joke. blah.
c)extremely long and drawn out. “we’re deader than [insert extremely convoluted example of some inane fashion the cat believes to be in poor taste]”.
the episodes, one by one.
psirens-the only part that made me laugh was the part where the guy says “no, you dont want to make love to me, you just want to suck my brain out with a straw”. otherwise its populated with rehashed jokes in style a.
legion-interesting concept which they almost botched. the only thing i laughed at really was the idea of a stardrive that doesn’t actually allow the ship its attached to to travel faster than light. but then, thats the final scene. snooze-ville til then.
gunmen of the apocalypse-aside from the idiotic concept, the production values almost make this episode worthwhile. the bar scene where the guys use their “powers” is nicely written and timed. other than that, not a chuckle.
emohawk-lame backwards talking jokes aside, the gelfs are retarded and just another example of how kryten suddenly knows everything there is to know about everything, something holly never seemed to master. its just a convoluted excuse to bring ace rimmer and dwayne dibbley back. too bad this time around they aren’t funny.
rimmerworld-lame lame lame lame lame. the idea of a hologram having a heart attack is absurd (in a bad way) to make me want to kill myself. not a laugh in sight.
out of time-ok, now maybe its just because i’ve just recently FINALLY seen it and the novelty hasn’t worn off, but this one’s ok in my book.
overall the production values were all blown on gunmen and none is seen elsewhere, the jokes are stale, poorly acted and even more poorly timed. it all comes down to taste i suppose, but in series six the characters became such caricatures of themselves they couldn’t be related to in any way, and the laughes are all canned.
the only other series close to being as lame as series six is series 8, but i can appreciate series 7 and 8 because thats what rob and doug had envisioned and would have created from the get-go if it weren’t for obvious budgetary constraints.
i furthermore surprises me that you’d like series six the best, since it by far has the dumbest most pedestrian humour, and you’ve gone to great lengths in many posts to mention what an utter genius you are and how much you loathe stupidity.
I honestly don’t know where to start on this one. Help me out?