★★★★ | Red Dwarf, Give and Take

Red Dwarf XI / DAVE TV
Red Dwarf XI / DAVE TV

 

Tonight’s episode of Red Dwarf (Thursdays at 9PM on Dave) might be the series strongest yet!
After it’s release on UKTV Play last week fans called it the “Most Dwarfy Episode since series 6”.

And it’s easy to see why: Rimmer (Chris Barrie) is at his most Rimmer-esque while Cat (Danny John-Jules) has never been more Cat-like (both are acting at an almost series 1 to 3 type level).
Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) on the other hand gives off a strong series 5 to 6 vibe as he tries to help Lister (Craig Charles) with a huge problem.

Explaining this episode in detail would be very spoilery as the story is rather intricate and revealing too much would spoil it. Let’s just give you a few keywords: An evil being, time travel a mistaken identity and Rimmer trying to sort through some deeply rooted issues.

With strong and exciting episodes like this you often forget that you are watching a comedy series and wish it would last at least forty instead of thirty minutes.

Red Dwarf continues tonight at 9PM on Dave.

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