Written in Ink
Written in Ink

Down The Rabbit Hole (And What I Learned There)

A few weeks ago, I made the monumental decision (at least for me) to give up most of the cable channels I've adored for my whole life. As a result, I've found myself becoming aware of a lot of TV shows available online that I'd never heard of before and probably would never had heard of had I not made the jump.

More specifically, I found This Is Jinsy.

What is This Is Jinsy, you ask? Well, the honest truth is that I don't fully know. Only comedians Chris Bran and Justin Chubb know for sure. What I do know is that part of it is about an arbiter, his assistant, and the bizarre residents of the island he presides over. Another part of it is about singers who want, in varying turns, the adoration of the public and the adoration of a dog. Still other parts of it involve a weird old man, electric shock as punishment for odd transgressions, Daily Greets, and Nightly Byes. All of this is punctuated with appearances by famous foreigners (to a naive American like me) such as David Tennant, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Rob Brydon, Nigel Planer, and Derek Jacobi. So, if nothing else, recent Doctor Who fans should line up now.


From what I can tell, most critics describe This Is Jinsy as a cross between Monty Python and The Mighty Boosh, with some other absurdist British comedies thrown in. If you knew me better, you'd know that's not an endorsement in my book. If you knew me better than better, you'd know I love it anyway. Maybe because it also reminds me of Flight of the Conchords for the slightly less suave.

The show's been around for a couple of years now, so I'm certainly not anywhere near the first person here to become aware of it. Still, I can't help but want to share some of the funniest moments of the show with you lot (See what I did there? I said "You lot." British cred, y'all!):

Gaslighting through vegetables. Who would have thought?:

This might give you a better idea of what the show's all about. Maybe. Sort of. Perhaps.:

I seek approval from my dog all the time. I just don't do it in public., if at all possible.:

Many of us are simply more rounded and squat. We're just mugs, y'all!

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