THERE’S nothing quite like classic British humour.
It says a lot about a television series that can be broadcast for the first time in the late 1980s and have episodes continuing to grace the silver screen some 30 years later.
Sometimes it can be easy to get disillusioned by gems offered by modern television networks like Married at First Sight and The Block, but the reruns of old shows on the ABC give me the entertainment I need.
As a millennial, I may not be the type of person Red Dwarf was targeted toward – but this always has been a favourite of mine and I can’t see that changing any time soon.
The comedy meets science-fiction show follows the kooky misadventures of the Red Dwarf space ship’s crew and all kinds of humans and aliens they meet.
Dave Lister, the idiotic but no less loveable sole survivor of a mining space ship, his pet cat’s humanoid descendent, Cat, the ship’s senile computer, Holly, an irritating holographic former shipmate Arnold Rimmer and somewhat-helpful droid Kryten are a dysfunctional team at best, but always manage to make it out alive.
Although Red Dwarf is goofy, serious themes are occasionally touched on in a lighthearted way to give the show a (slightly) more deep and meaningful feel.
The characters are all deeply flawed in an intense and almost relatable way that makes you love them more and more with each line of dialogue.
But be warned: the theme song is catchy and is likely to stick in your head for quite a while after the credits stop rolling.
REVIEW: RED DWARF
SPACE SPOOF: Red Dwarf will make you laugh so hard you’ll be sure you’ve developed a six pack.
SHOW: Red Dwarf CHANNEL: ABC Comedy
TIME: Late, weeknights