This series is a special favourite of mine.. although listed on IMDb as a comedy I would call it a romantic drama.
Each series has about 6 x 90min stories and while there is a common cast of about 6 characters and an ongoing theme like in a continuing, each character has an episode where their situation is the main focus.
In Australia we know Commesse 2 as "Shopgirls 2" and our SBS (Special Broadcasting Service - free to air foreign programmes) has taken this and the earlier Commess (1) (we knew this as "Shopgirls") and sub-titled it in English leaving the Italian soundtrack.
Stars include Sabrina Ferilli (Marta) a modern day Sophia Loren who is absolutely stunning. Doing some background work today and apparently as a goad to her Italian football team who had not won a premiership for years, she promised to do a public strip if they won the Italian Football League. They won in 1998 and she stayed true to her word. I am sure her promise would have made them try that little bit harder.
If you liked the USA comedy "Everbody loves Raymond" when they took the show to Italy you will love this.
Unlike a lot of Italian TV which is corny this is romantic, romantic, romantic. Very well acted and scripted and set in Rome. THanks to RAI international and to SBS for the enjoyment of this series. La Dolce Vita!
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