Cre­ated by Mis­fits and Fresh Meat writer Jon Brown (who we spoke to in E294), Loaded charts the lives of four friends af­ter they sell their videogame stu­dio to a large cor­po­ra­tion. Idyl Hands’ co-founders, Josh, Leon, Watto and Ewan, each net a personal for­tune of £14 mil­lion from the sale, and each sets about ad­just­ing to the pro­found change of cir­cum­stances in their own sham­bolic ways It’s funny stuff, much of the hu­mour aris­ing from con­sci­en­tious, put-upon Josh’s at­tempts to wran­gle his con­sid­er­ably less re­spon­si­ble friends and busi­ness part­ners. The show also makes a good fist of rep­re­sent­ing mod­ern de­vel­op­ment studios – we’re pretty sure we’ve vis­ited Idyl Hands at some point – and while videogames aren’t re­ally its fo­cus, there’s an ob­vi­ous rev­er­ence for them.

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