We were very interested in this Stephen Merchant-led "odd comedy" - especially to learn just what a Merchant/Gervais show might look like when you take out the Gervais. Turns out it's a very familiar feeling!
It looks like there will be a lot of darkness bubbling under the surface, and a lot of the humour (we can use the "u" here 'cos he's Bri-ish) will be of the awkward variety, but I have hopes that an audience that sticks with the show will be well-rewarded.
:: The problem with all of this is that even skilled fighters have clunkers. Absolutely. The problem here was that the clunkiness exposed the lack of skill. Leben had openings and was unable to capitalize.