Created by Joe Tucker Lloyd Woolf
Original language(s) English
Final episode date 9 October 2013
Program creators Lloyd Woolf, Joe Tucker
Country of origin United Kingdom
First episode date 21 August 2013
Network Comedy Central
|Written by Joe Tucker
Directed by Sandy Johnson Tristram Shapeero
Starring Blake Harrison Rebecca Humphries David Fynn Seann Walsh James Fleet Caroline Quentin Scarlett Alice Johnson
Directors Sandy Johnson, Tristram Shapeero
Similar Way to Go, Edge of Heaven, Argumental, The Alternative Comedy, Pete versus Life
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Big Bad World is a British television comedy series which first aired on Comedy Central in 2013. Created by Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf, it stars Blake Harrison as Ben, a directionless, young graduate who returns to his home town of Great Yarmouth after leaving University.
The show received a generally positive critical reaction with some mixed reviews. The Guardian praised the series as "a surprisingly engaging original series from Comedy Central UK" and "a funny take on the challenges of adulthood". The Metro said of episode 1, "So far, so promising. Harrison is adept at the whole man-child thing and he's surrounded by a convincing bunch of slacker, lives-going-nowhere mates, for whom a trip to Chelmsford is the height of excitement” and later praised the show as "a clever and funny insight into graduate life".
Criticising the show as being "marred by some unnecessarily post-Partridge moments", the Radio Times nevertheless said, "Big Bad World sparks into life when it stops trying too hard and forges its own path. Ben and Beth are easy to warm to, while Scarlett Johnson expertly cuts a diabolically fluffy figure as femme fatale Lucy." DIY magazine praised the opening episode's "innate watchability", commenting that "Making us care for characters is no mean feat and creators Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf seem to have a plan to make us fall for Ben and his merry band of men and women. A few more episodes in to allow for everyone to settle in and it’s fair to say that the future is promising for Big Bad World."