2point4 Children is a BBC television sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porters; a seemingly average family whose world is frequently turned... See full summary »
A sitcom about two dreamy roommates in London. Gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere, and Linda La Hughes, who is about as attractive as a centenary nun, yet has ... See full summary »
Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.
The true story of Charmian Brent (née Powell), the rebellious product of a strict 1950s upbringing, and her whirlwind romance with Ronald Biggs leading to a descent into crime, most infamously 1963's Great Train Robbery.
There are three different versions of how Jonny and Janet got together. In the first series, Gaz states that Jonny left his previous girlfriend for Janet. In series 2, it's Janet who left her boyfriend, Andy, for Jonny. In the musical special, they are both single and meet in a nightclub. See more »
When Donna and Flo get out of the car after going shopping, the camera is reflected in the door. See more »
Louise, if you get any bonier you're gonna look like the Jolly Roger.
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The fact that I feel a 5 is a decent score for this sitcom surprises me, because when I objectively sum up what this sitcom has to offer, it's nothing at all.
First off, there's still a laughing machine. For a sitcom that is obviously meant for Britten's youth, this seems unnecessarily old school, which makes it kinda obvious they put it in to point out the jokes. I tried imaging the sitcom without it and realized that most of the jokes would probably pass you, because they're so shallow, simple or immature.
The acting isn't too smashing either. It's nicely hidden by the thick accent of the cast, but the lack of quality still shimmers through every now and then.
Aside from that, the jokes are often plain and simple. Most of the characters have no depth whatsoever, which makes them easy for producing jokes, but makes the show all the more shallow.
I am, of course, summing up the bad parts and there surely must be some good parts, otherwise it wouldn't have kept me watching long enough to figure all this out, but I just can't put my finger on them.
The only thing I could call for is that the setting is somewhat original, a couple of young people with thick accents who go to bars, but the originality is completely annihilated by the annoying laughing machine, that makes me feel as if this is supposed to be a "back to the past" sitcom.
So I pass this sitcom. It has nothing to offer at all.
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