[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be occasionally supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]

I wish I had more experience with Terry Pratchett, the creator of the Discworld series of novels. I haven't read any of his works, but I have seen a few of the mini-series based on his Discworld universe - the most prominent for me being Hogfather, the 2006 mini about Death essentially taking over for Santa Claus - and I think they've got a lot of charm to them; enough to have me interested in eventually tracking down the source material, at least.

Going Postal is the latest chunk of Discworld to get the British mini-series treatment and it looks quite fun, actually. I just wish all these names in the official description weren't lost on me:

"Sky One and The Mob return to Ankh-Morpork. Moist von Lipwig, the Big Wahoonie's newest civil servant, has been granted a stay of execution by Lord Havelock Vetinari. However, running the Ankh-Morpork Post Office is more dangerous than Moist bargained for. Joined by Mr. Pump, Junior Postman Tolliver Groat and his assistant Stanley Howler, Moist sets out to restore the Post Office to its former glory. His way is barred, however, by the infamous Reacher Gilt, chairman of the Grand Trunk Company. Moist also finds love, in the unexpected personification of Adora Belle Dearheart."
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