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You guys have got to read this...


Just amazing how someone can completely misunderstand something so badly. Found on the Amazon reviews:

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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is just terrible. The show wasn't cutting-edge or too scary to be broadcast as Garth Marenghi would have you believe - the show was probably axed because it was very very bad. I can't believe I wasted my precious time watching this hogwash. Thank God I wasn't living in Peru when the show was broadcast there. The series did not depict day-to-day hospital life accurately and the horror was undoubtedly poorly conceived. The costumes - the Gorilla costumes for example - were laughable. I actually did laugh when I saw the Gorillas riding bikes - pushbikes which made motorbike noises. How childish!

Let me say a couple of things about the acting. Dean Learner should stick to publishing books (by the way I've looked for Garth Marenghi's books and I am repeatedly laughed at by bookstore owners - what does that tell you about the author/actor?). Dean Learner acted appallingly and couldn't seem to stop looking at the camera man throughout the first season. There were scenes when he completely got out of character and looked at the camera with a smile on his face. Yes, he smiled in scenes that were supposed to be serious horror. I can't believe that this rubbish even got a first season back in the bad old 1980s. If you want a real hospital show, watch ER. If you want real horror, watch 666 - the movie.



I guess this is a lesson to NEVER read everything in comedy and take it literally... otherwise you'll end up looking pretty stupid like this person here. I think someone ought to get in touch with him/her and let them know that GMDP was never a real show to begin with before they contemplate suicide over it.

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hahahaha.....

so this guy was pretty much laughing through the whole series and not once did he think that darkplace could be a [sign in to see URL]

hahahahaX2 he asked bookstores about garth's [sign in to see URL]....

guy at store: i'm looking for afterbirth....

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Haha this is fantastic and yeh asking for afterbirth, you could imagine him/her in a bookstore "You know the one where the mutant placenta attacks Bristol?" Boggles the mind how someone could misunderstand the whole concept and think GMDP is actually a Hospital drama, this is a whole new breed of stupidity.
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no it's the same breed....

stupidity isn't smart enough to change.....

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I reckon it's a joke review by a fan. A bit surreal either way!
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At first I did consider it to be a joke because I found it so hard to believe that anyone could take Garth Marenghi for real... but, usually people tend to leave some little hint that they're pulling your leg - I can't find any hints in this review. You'll be surprized how badly some people get things wrong no matter how obvious something may be.

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Yeah it's clearly a joke. Although the fact he calls it 'season' one suggests to me that he is american... emoticon

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Trust me, from the e-mails I've had over the years I can believe that some people do believe Darkplace to be real, however I think that this may be a joke.

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This is definitely a joke. The giveaway is the part where he is "repeatedly laughed at by the bookstore owners".

This is so it looks like everyone is in on the joke except him.

Can you really imagine every book shop laughing at him rather than just telling him: "He's a fictional character".
That would take the piss far more than just laughing at hime.

And if indeed he did hate the show so much, why go to the trouble of actually trying to get a hold of his books?

Nicely done
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People who dont understand darkplace piss me off.

Its so funny and people who go the actings crap or that dosent make sense or thats crap editing... ITS MEANT TO BE LIKE THAT!

Thats what makes it funny.

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