I rarely check into this thread.
Seems like no-one has mentioned over the last 500+ posts I scanned:
The Monocled Mutineer.
This late '80s show was - and still is - revolutionary. It told a story from WW1. Even 70 years after the fact, the English govt tried to have it banned.
Why? Because it showed how the Poms treated their own soldiers. It showed how farking terrible WW1 was.
It showed how one man with tremendous charisma tried to escape from that and help others out. It showed how the Poms tracked him down and killed him.
There are plenty since then that show ultra violence, plenty of blood and gore but none are realistic in their portrayal of death. That is another reason why this show still lingers on, thirty years after seeing it. Yet another is its selection of music from those times - it still haunts my memory.
But despite his fantastic performance, the main actor only had bit parts after that, suggesting the establishment still has deep influence
Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
How can no-one mention this? It revolutionised comedy and has even added to the language.