Why I Still Love Red Dwarf
You’re probably wondering why I have the word “still” in the title of this blog. However if you, like me, have watched some of the more recent offerings of Red Dwarf you’ll know why. Don’t get me wrong series VII and VII had there moments, heck so did Back to Earth, but for some reason they never quite grabbed you as the earlier series did. Some, including myself, point to the dissolvement of the writing partnership between Rob Grant and Doug Naylor between series VI and VII and it is, to me, quite visible. The writing isn’t as sharp and some of the set pieces aren’t nearly as funny as say the Wilma Flinstone skit (featured).
It was then with trepidation and delight that I read about the forthcoming series X of Red Dwarf. I’m hoping it’ll be great or at least decent enough to warrant tuning in every week when it’s aired. I’m just worried that someone new will turn to tune in and wonder what all the fuss is about and not bother checking out some of the older series when it was probably one of the funniest shows on TV. In the end though I do hope that if it isn’t a success, if it does bomb as far as ratings is concerns, people will put Red Dwarf to rest and leave it alone. Let it wander off in to the big TV schedule in the sky where it will be ever green.