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Edited by Scharpling and Wurster themselves, the box features 75 calls on 16 CDs, including 50 previously unreleased or unaired ones. It comes with a 108-page hardcover book featuring essays from Patton Oswalt, Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, Julie Klausner, and “Best Show” associate producer Michael Lisk (better known as A.P. Mike), an interview with Scharpling and Wurster by Jake Fogelnest, and “notes on the evolution and inspiration behind each bit.”

The box also comes with a USB drive (inside a Radio Hut cassette) with all 75 calls and four hours of bonus material, a fold-out map of Newbridge, Philly Boy Roy and Timmy von Trimble Paper Dolls, postcards, and temporary tattoos bearing “Best Show” catchphrases.

If you pre-order the box set via Numero, you’ll receive a piece of the actual phone Wurster used to make the classic “Rock, Rot & Rule” call.
"Numero Group to Release Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster’s The Best of the Best Show Box Set" 

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[…]  I have long been besotted with the works of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai—and his frequent cinematographer, Christopher Doyle. His films, “In the Mood for Love” and “Chungking Express” in particular, are gorgeous meditations on longing and desire and missed connections. They are spectacularly shot—and a while back, I noticed how tiny elements of color in the foregrounds of the frames are often connected to similar colors in the background—giving scenes a lush, unified atmosphere that feels natural and un-designed. So we tried—as best and as cheaply as possible—to do that. You will notice scenes tied together by colors. Cameraman Mo Fallon and cameraman/editor Nick Brigden did, I think, truly epic work on this one. I mention longing and desire. And in many ways, that’s what this episode is about. […]

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Black Mirror, Channel 4’s Emmy-winning ‘Twilight Zone for the modern age’, returns in the form of a feature-length film for Christmas. Three interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia collide in the most chilling and mind-bending Black Mirror yet. Creator Charlie Brooker said: “I always enjoy a good ghost story at Christmas, and I’m a sucker for the Amicus’ compendium horror movies of the 70s. Our aim is to create the Black Mirror equivalent of that.”

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We’re not yet halfway through The Honourable Woman but it’s clear writer/director/producer Hugo Blick has assembled his political thriller with rare confidence and control. Dense, deliberate, harrowing and opaque, it already feels comparable to the most-admired US dramas of recent years while retaining its own unique UK flavour, possibly due to Blick’s instinct to surprise and subvert.
Oh, there’s a new show by the guy who made The Shadow Line??  Damn, I liked The Shadow Line so, so much— and this one’s a Middle Eastern spy thriller starring Maggie Gyllenhaal…? Oh, and Stephen Rea again (aka motherfucking Gatehouse).  Huh!  Neat— plus, good timing since Kiefer Sutherland is done murdering people on my Monday nights.  Trailer.


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I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo. I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!
Dan Harmon!

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