The Misanthrope admits to having been down in the dumps a bit lately, what with the car problems and the persistent presence of people. But that mood was changed last night when he sat down with the final series of Blackadder starring Rowan Akinson. This is the one called "Blackadder Goes Forth" and it is set in the trenches of World War I.
It's pure genius. Hugh Laurie is brilliant as George, the idiotic public school boy. Stephen Fry is hilarious as Gen. Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett. The writing is the best of all the Blackadders series.
Get it, Darling.