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Look Around You's humor lies not only in an absurd take on education and the impenetrable jargon of science, but also in evoking a sense of nostalgia in the viewer. In this respect the series is helped immeasurably by faultless production and attention to detail. Narrated in austere English, using precise scientific terminology, this is a world of scratched film inserts, dubious periodic tables, cheap, synthesized music, giant hairstyles, bulky, teak-finished technology, and a proliferation of DYMO labels. Each show is even prefaced by a few seconds of the "Television for Schools & Colleges" countdown clock. The tutorial format of the series is not without its problems though--it is essentially a single, plotless joke stretched to eight episodes, and there are no characters to speak of, save glimpses of the deadpan and much-maligned lab-technician (cowriter Peter Serafanowicz). Despite these shortcomings, Look Around You is still a refreshingly different comedy, which is so well put together that you can almost smell the Bunsen burners while you watch. --Paul Philpott
awesome and stupid in best way. If you like science and dry humor, this is for you.Published 2 months ago by Olivia Snyder
S1 is SO NOT S2! Not even close. S2 is one of the greatest shows ever!! Can't get it in US format!Published 5 months ago by KCHomer
IF you have the right sense of humor, this is easily the funniest series I have ever seen. It helps to have some actual scientific background to get all of the jokes.Published 5 months ago by David R. Farlow
This is solid gold !!!!!!!!!!!
The memories this show brings back are just... man !
Amazingly funny show !
This is a hilarious science show that is done in all seriousness. The format is just like the shows that your teachers made you watch when you were a kid. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Christina Larson
I used this video as a review to study for my Chemistry finals. While the information presented is old fashioned and apparently out of date, the basic principles of science and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by William Glasser
Can someone PLEASE release Season 2 of this in a Region 1 USA format or Region Free please?
While you're at it release Garth Marenghi's Darkplace,and the Skyland cartoon... Read more
Sometimes you think you know a thing or two about science. And then sometimes a tv show comes along that just proves you never knew a thing.
This isn't that show. Read more