8 1/2
01 November 2014

The New Monsters Today

The defects, weaknesses and fears of modern-day Italy, presented in episodes that are funny, bitter, grotesque, biting. Cynicism, greed, indifference, false morality, crassness and vanity: no fault is left untouched, with each episode revolving around the lead characters (played by actors Diego Abatantuono, Giorgio Panariello and Claudio Bisio), a trio of caricatures who appear both individually and all at once, as well as in episodes featuring other stars, including Sabrina Ferilli, Angela Finocchiaro, Carlo Buccirosso and many more. Some episodes are short, explosive sketches, while others take the form of stories.