The funniest show no one is talking about
Ever heard of No Activity, the show co-produced by and starring Will Ferrell, along with a host of comedy darlings? No?
This cop show is something of a dark horse, based on the Australian original that also starred co-creator Patrick Brammell in an award-winning role as Detective Cullen. But this time, in the American remake, he teams up with some seriously funny co-stars.
No Activity may not be the most highly anticipated comedy series currently streaming in South Africa, but it’s got a combination of clever casting (think Jesse Plemons, Tim Meadows, Amy Sedaris, Bob Odenkirk, JK Simmons, Jake Johnson and Sumita Mani teaming up with executive producer Will Ferrell), excellent comedic performances and a critics’ rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes – all of which add up to a show that’s the perfect follow-on for fans of Silicon Valley, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Crashing.
Set against the world of a major drug cartel bust, the series follows two low-level cops who have spent far too much time in a car together; two criminals who are largely kept in the dark; two dispatch workers who haven’t really clicked; and two Mexican tunnellers who are in way too small a space considering they’ve only just met.
“Sh*t happens. Eventually.”