Man, listening to audiobooks at 3x speed is nice and all, but when Spotify only allots you a set number of hours per month, and you buy extra hours in increments of 10, you chew through those hours at light speed. In the span of just one day, now, I’ve had to refill my audiobook time on Spotify twice since I was making hours of headway in a third the time. Time flies when you’re having fun… and when things are 3 times as fast!
Having loved Cunk on Earth on Netflix, this seemed like a no-brainer when it popped up on Spotify. More Cunk? Cunk yeah! Sorry, that was bad. I’ll leave the humor to Philomena Cunk. I don’t know what it is about the sense of humor you get with Cunk on (insert word here) entertainment, but it just hits. I’ve heard it said that humor comes down to giving you the unexpected, that that’s why it’s funny, you didn’t see it coming. If that’s true, that must be the secret here, since I was forever being swerved in ways I never could’ve predicted.
It’s irreverent, it’s dumb, yet I love it for that. That’s not to say there aren’t moments where some surprisingly smart social commentary or satire sneaks in. Rather, it’s to say that it’s a welcome, unexpected bonus. A little of both is always nice; however, I’m a simple man, and the dumb humor is enough to carry it for me. But, yeah, if you loved Cunk on Earth, this book is that, only in book form, so why are you still reading this review and not it?