The true man show? Why Jim Carrey’s new show Kidding is too close to the bone
In Kidding (Thursday, 10.40pm, Sky Atlantic), Michel Gondry’s latest tragicomedy, Jim Carrey is Jeff, a children’s show host and pillar of decency beloved by families everywhere. His show, Mr Pickles’ Puppet Time, features mushy songs about trusting your emotions, and an assortment of puppet pals, among them Snagglehorse, a large sky-blue pony inside which two operators indulge in frenzied frottage during their tea breaks.
Everyone loves sweet, dimply Jeff with the atrociously bobbed hair, but his heart is no longer in it. Picture Fred Rogers in the midst of an existential crisis, or Mr... read more
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