The strongest of the season so far. Featuring the inexplicably charming Jon Hamm, Brian Blessed, and the world’s tallest castle.
Toast’s hilarious brother makes a welcome return. A nicely paced and balanced episode that doesn’t sag even during the unavoidable song.
It would have been nice to have an epilogue to the main plot as it doesn’t feel as concluded as it could be but perhaps it’ll be developed in later episodes. And even with the unusual ending, it’s still wonderfully absurd. In fact, it would be good to have more long term arcs in TOL in general, even though the discrete episodes have worked well so far. The show just seems like it would lend itself to more recurring jokes, multi-episode plot lines, etc.
For those who have yet to jump on-board the Toast of London insanity tour, this episode would be a good entry point.
I’m giving this episode two man-made lakes, three candied canes, and an ox.
Toast of London is on Wednesday nights at 22.30 on Channel 4.