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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004)
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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1980s horror writer Garth Marenghi wrote, produced, directed and starred in Darkplace, a groundbreaking series set in a hospital and exploring the depths of the author's imagination. At least that's what Marenghi and his publicist/co-star, Dean Learner, claim in modern-day interviews which both bookend and interrupt the episodes. In fact the show is cheap, clichéd, full of gaping plot holes and startlingly misogynist. Garth Marenghi is a creation of comedian Matthew Holness, who won a Perrier award with the character at the 2001 Edinburgh festival.
Style: parody, cynical, not serious, humorous, horror spoof, offbeat, witty
Plot: hospital, backstage, evil, doctor, heaven and hell, interview, supernatural, good versus evil, tv show, rivalry, dark humor, television, novelist, writers, writer's life, actor, supernatural ability, cliche, satire, artists and showbiz, producer, actress, veteran, director, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, parody and realistic films and TV series with plots about satire, disorder, media, joke, artists and showbiz, silly humor and british humour mostly in Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: Starlets (2000), That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006), Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979), French and Saunders (1987), Repossessed (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
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Duration: 720 min.
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Story: That Mitchell and Webb Look is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Shown on BBC Two since 2006, its first two series were directed by David Kerr, who also directed Mitchell and Webb's previous television ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Attention, comedy fans: NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS is the real thing. This is scathing, no-holds-barred Brit humor at its best. Rapid-fire skits starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) are as politically incorrect as they are side-bustingly funny, ...
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: parody, not serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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TV show
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Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
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Duration: 30 min.
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Saturday the 14th (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: parody, humorous, scary, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
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