We Are Mongrels, BBC Three's first urban, multi-species, adult, puppet comedy, tells the tale of four urban animals who hang out together in the bin yard of an inner-city pub.
Scratch the furry surface and Nelson, the metrosexual fox
Destiny, the pretentious pedigree It-bitch
Marion, the abandoned street cat
and Kali, the deeply cynical pigeon, are kidults struggling with the everyday drama of life in the back-alleys of the urban jungle.
We Are Mongrels is bold, mischievous, upbeat, surprising and colourful. It encompasses all human life, love and its contradictions - relationships, sex, aspirations, desperations and shattered dreams.
* Artwork subject to change
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Genius. Utter genius
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 06/01/2011 12:34:18
I too found this by accident when I was looking for things that might be worth watching over the Christmas period. This programme is everything that the Muppets were and everything that they weren't quite. The characters are beautifully developed and believably portrayed with clear and lovable personalities. The wit is intelligent, irreverent and politically incorrect without being offensive (although some would probably say that it occasionally sails very close) and in spite of having watched all of the episodes several times I still laugh out load at the 'best bits' - especially the songs. I recommend this to anybody who is has a sense of humour. Having just heard that a second series is planned I frankly can't wait!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 26/08/2010 18:05:31
I Found this program accidentaly too buy looking on bbc iplayer when i was bored but i glad i did, This program was poorly advertised and im a bit disserpointed because its such a great laugh and its a nice change from the simpson and family guy all the time, Nice to see the british can be funny too.
The blu-ray edition is great, Noitced its displaying in 1080i not 1080p but doesnt realy matter because the picture quality is still brilliant.
Glad i bought this, 5*, Only now hope there will be a second season and just as good or even better.
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An intelligent, insulting and outright hilarious comedy
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 05/08/2010 10:16:52
I discovered Mongrels completely by accident and am I ever glad I did! Never before has a cast of puppets made me laugh so hard. Metrosexual Fox Nelson, It-Bitch Destiny, obscurely accented stray cat Marion, vengeful pigeon Kali and foul mouthed fox Vince star in this adult, cross species, puppet comedy about life in the backyard of an East London pub (and beyond).
The jokes border on the controversial, there is a smattering of swearing and sex and plenty will find offence in certain jokes. BUT it is done with such charm and the characters are brought to life with so much care and attention that really none of it matters. There are cameos from some surprisingly up-for-it BBC "celebrities" including Eamon Holmes, Clive Anderson, Scott Mills etc, as well as a song sung by one of the furry cast members in each episode, see especially "Everybody loves a lesbian", "Breaking up is such a faff" and "Middle-Class is magical."
But ultimately this is a comedy which sets out to make you laugh, not to offend. There is a real intelligence to the humour, unlike most of the dross usually found on this show's home channel. Mongrels is something worthy of your attention and you'll find someone to relate to, whether it be the awfully middle-class Nelson, the murderous Kali or the highly strung Destiny. These are episodes that you can watch time and time again and will have you laughing (and singing) for days after.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: ProverbialJon on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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