I don't know, what is it with you people? The only topic of conversation is men, how to get them, what happens when you've got them and then how to get rid of them. God, it's all I ever hear, is men!
She needs a man!
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I had looked forward to this based on loving both One Foot In The Grave and Tamsin Greig in Black Books, and I wasn't disappointed. The two main characters are, in many ways, younger, softer versions of Victor Meldrew and they suffer all the petty indignities that modern life can throw up such as, and this had me laughing from the opening minutes until a good five minutes into the first episode, plastic ring-pulls on milk cartons which don't work. Cut to the next shot of Alice with a bandaged finger and you have the style of the programme right there- don't show the moment of agony, just let the audience work it out. The main actors are great but what I really enjoyed was how good the incidental characters were; the nurse with her low-key words of wisdom on finding a mate and marrying them was beautifully understated, and the estate-agent's comment that the living-room "is...15'3" when there are no other distinguishing features is just so subtle and so perfect. The character of Gil has yet to make the same big impression on me that Alice has, but I am sure that that will come with time.
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