Writing is hard, but not for Garth Marenghi on Darkplace. For him, the terrible puns, the endless cliches, and the horribly sexist and racist themes that exist in the show just pour from him like water from a fountain.
Garth Merenghi is the worst writer ever created, but the show about him and his writing is wonderful.
My friend turned me onto this show the other night, and while I wasn’t laughing out loud, I was carefully analyzing how this show about an awful writer doing awful writing and (if possible) even more awful acting was absolutely hilarious and brilliant.
I wouldn’t suggest that any aspiring writers act like Garth Merenghi, who, in the second episode of Darkplace, admits to writing more books than he’s ever read. Instead, watch this show, laugh, and do the exact opposite of everything he does as a writer.
You should also probably not smash anyone’s head with a shovel, lobotomize your coworker, or, you know, do a demonic summoning to open the gates of hell at work. Or any place.
But please do appreciate the humor directed at people who read and write, like how he incorrectly cites Shakespeare or just about every other thing he ever does on the show.
Below is the entire series. Please watch, enjoy, and let us know what you think about Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.