I'm Alan Partridge: Season 1 (2006) EW PICK I'm Alan Partridge features an excruciatingly funny antihero, British comedian Coogan's Alan Partridge, a self-aggrandizing dolt who rivals — and predates — Ricky…
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I'm Alan Partridge: Season 1 (2006)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Oct 24, 2006; DVD Release Date: Oct 24, 2006; Movie Rated: Unrated

EW PICK

I'm Alan Partridge features an excruciatingly funny antihero, British comedian Coogan's Alan Partridge, a self-aggrandizing dolt who rivals — and predates — Ricky Gervais' similarly cringeworthy David Brent (The Office). This six-ep season finds the smarmy talk-show host DJ'ing the predawn slot on a rural radio station, living in a roadside motel, and scheming to get on TV again. Partridge is bleakly hilarious.

EXTRAS
Spirited commentary, 20 minutes of deleted bits, and an improvised 12-minute scene that shows how deeply Coogan inhabits pitiful Partridge.

Originally posted Oct 27, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints