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annieoz from Sydney Australia
8 March 2001
Perhaps in another, parallel universe where television is valued people
still enjoying the humour of Guy Hibbert's Nice Town and celebrating the
original, the bold and the subversive.
Possibly Paul McGann's greatest comedic performance to date, and played
absolutely straight, even wearing a pinnie, this series gives him a chance
to trot out his particular talent for demureness, previously hinted at in
Withnail and I. The series plays on the themes of role reversal,
and suburban suffocation.
McGann plays Joe Thompson, the "ideal" husband, who cooks, cleans and
after his child while his high-powered wife (Josette Simon, fantastic)
out to work, a man who craves to be kept barefoot and pregnant, chained to
the kitchen stove. He's clucky. His wife isn't. What's a man to do?
With a nod to Dennis Potter and Guy Hibbert's fantastic verbal riffs, this
series should not be missed.
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