The Underground is reminscent of the hit comedy sketch show of the 90's, In Living Color. The show features recurring characters from In Living Color, parodies of the pop culture, and the up bringing of new sketch performers. Also music and dance is used to adjoin the moments of laughter. Behind-the-scenes clips are used to give the audience humor showing how the show was put together and how the sketches were created.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Underground - Tube map - Netflix
The Tube map is a schematic transport map of the lines, stations and services of the London Underground, known colloquially as “the Tube”, hence the map's name. The first schematic Tube map was designed by Harry Beck in 1931. Since then, it has been expanded to include more of London's public transport systems, including the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, TfL Rail, Tramlink and the Emirates Air Line cable car. As a schematic diagram, it does not show the geographic locations but rather the relative positions of the stations, lines, the stations' connective relations, and fare zones. The basic design concepts have been widely adopted for other such maps around the world, and for maps of other sorts of transport networks and even conceptual schematics. A regularly updated version of the map is available from the official Transport for London website. In 2006, the tube map was voted one of Britain's top 10 design icons which included Concorde, Mini, Supermarine Spitfire, K2 telephone box, World Wide Web and the AEC Routemaster bus.
The Underground - Technical aspects - Netflix
The designers of the map have tackled a variety of problems in showing information as clearly as possible and have sometimes adopted different solutions. The font for the map, including station names, is Johnston, which uses perfect circles for the letter 'O'. This is historic and the generic font for all TfL uses, from station facades to bus destination blinds.
The Underground - References - Netflix