The Sequel

by wjw on December 20, 2012

History has its sequels, just like the movies.

And like the movies, the sequels tend to get worse and worse.

Take, for example, the Spanish Armada(s).

Darren Nash December 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

Well played, Walter! Horrible Histories is a superb series. My kids are addicted to it and I’m frequently found joining them. It actually won a British Comedy Award for best sketch show last year – much to the bemusement of the luvvies who don’t have school-age children and had therefore never heard of it.

See you at Eastercon next year, I believe?

andrewsi December 21, 2012 at 3:05 am

I’m very amused that when it’s shown on BBC Canada, Horrible Histories gets a warning saying that it might not be suitable for children.

TC/Writer Underground December 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Imagine how much better history would be if it actually played out this way. A straight man for beside every great leader, and even if you were destined for a bittersweet place in the historical record (due to storm, let’s say), you could save it all with a witty aside.

That’s the world I want to live in.

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