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The comic daily lives of three misfits who share a London flat. Mandy, the beautiful, intelligent blonde who can't seem to keep a job or prevent the wrong men failing in love with her all the time. Matthew who owns the flat but can't step outside yet still manages to live out some bizarre fantasies much to the chagrin of the other occupants. Finally, Martin the red-haired dreamer who can't seem to find the right woman but has been having an on-off relationship with Clare for a long time whilst he searches in vain. Written by
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In the first series the number on the flat door was "7", but in the second and third series it is the same flat but has number "54" on the door. See more »
From the outset, this sitcom's concept could seem quite normal and boring. 3 people sharing a flat, and going about their lives and everyday routines is hardly original television.
'Game On' however, manages to completely bypass any preconceptions that its main plotline would suggest.
It focuses on the lives of the 3 M's; Matthew, Martin, and Mandy, 3 very different characters trying to make the best of what lives they have.
It is fair to say that Matthew is the main focus of the three, as the landlord who never leaves the flat and constantly berates his tenants for being such losers, when he himself is an agoraphobic weakling shielded by tough male bravado.
It is a brilliant character excellently played by one of my favourite British Actors, Ben Chaplin.
The second series is still very funny, but because of Chaplin's leaving to try and break into film, he is replaced by Neil Stuke, who takes the character of Matt on well, but never lives up to the standards of the first series.
I recently purchased the entire first series of 'Game On' on DVD and, after many repeat viewings, would highly recommend it to anyone.
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