I really, really wanted to hate this programme and there were a few toe-curling moments. But not because it was a gag about a dwarf or poking fun at a dwarf. What really comes through is the strength of (or more like the lack of) character played by Warwick Davis. How many of us can identify with the person that tries too hard while making a prat of themselves – regardless of their height?
I hate to admit it, but I actually laughed out loud on more than once. The Brokeback Mountain sketch with Ricky and Stephen Merchant with their ‘scintillating’ sex talk. The other where Warwick’s character is appalled that his date (the wonderful Kiruna playing Amy) is also a dwarf. While amusing, goes right to the heart of and challenges the do you date your own dilemma in the dwarf community in the sense that it’s the ‘only option’, most cute. For the record, I believe love finds you, you don’t get to choose who, in whatever shape, size or colour you fall in love with.
A thought occurred to me as I was watching this… could this comedy series be the one that makes our community question our own belief and attitudes about ourselves? The jury is still out Mr Gervais and Mr Davis, but you’ve got the nod of approval for what I’ve watched so far.
What do you guys think?
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