(update of a previous post – original is here)
Title: Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Year: 1969-1970 /1970 / 1972-1973 / 1974
Episodes: 45; three series of 13 episodes, one of 6
Creators: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Directors: Ian MacNaughton, John Howard Davies
Writers: Chapman, Cleese, Gilliam, Idle, Jones, Palin
Starring: Chapman, Cleese, Gilliam, Idle, Jones, Palin
Synopsis: absurd sketch comedy
How I saw it: on video, TV and online, several times; most recently streaming from Netflix over the past month
Pacing: Great. Except for the horrible 4th series.
Special effects/design: Bad.
Acting: Indifferent. Great performances, but never what you could call acting.
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great). 9/10 for the first three series, and 3/10 for the fourth series.
Objective Rating: 2.8/4 (Good).