Come Fly with Me (Season 1) (2010)

The co-stars and co-creators of the brilliant sketch comedy classic “Little Britain” reunite on this second go-round, but it’s hard not to notice that the magic is missing. The characters here are all uninteresting, and just about every single sketch is over-the-top, which is unnecessary given the concept of the show – after all, there’s so much comedic potential for a sketch show set in an airport that there’s no need to take it into farce territory. Matt Lucas and David Walliams are just as dedicated to their characters here as they were in “Little Britain,” and individually and together they’re both absolutely extraordinary, so the problem here isn’t lack of talent, it’s lack of inspiration. Overall it’s only six episodes but they each feel about twice as long as they actually are, and it’s a chore to sit through the entire season.

Rating: ★★ (out of 5)

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