Why did I watch that?: I'll tell you why. I saw that Julian Barratt was in it, and was excited by the possibility of seeing him in something non-Boosh related. Boy was I disappointed. Nathan Barley is an exercise in idiocy. Each and every character, including the seemingly redeemable Ashcrofts, stuns me with his/her stupidity. I hated this show.
The only time I enjoyed watching was when Dan finally got to out Nathan as a moron.
I kept watching, hoping that it would turn itself around miraculously. But it didn't. And I will never get that three hours back.
Boosh fans: Don't waste your time with Nathan Barley. Try out Snuff Box or Garth Marenghi's Dark Place instead.