Alice Chenery and Gil Raymond are perfect for each other. They like the same things, respect the same things, and share the same beliefs. The only problem is that they are completely unaware of each other's existence.

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 Alice Chenery (18 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Milly Russell (17 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Cleo Martin / ... (15 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Lloyd Drewitt / ... (8 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Gil Raymond / ... (8 episodes, 2005-2008)
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Alice Chenery and Gil Raymond are perfect for each other. They like the same things, respect the same things, and share the same beliefs. The only problem is that they are completely unaware of each other's existence.

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If your perfect partner was out there... how would you ever know?

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Alice Chenery: You should never try and achieve ecstasy on top of Horlicks.
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A Wonderful, Oddball, Fish-Out-Of-Water Comedy Series
6 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It wasn't until the second program that the oddball charm of this series finally kicked in. But once I was into it, I found myself laughing outloud throughout each episode.

The acting is tops. The stories and commentaries within the stories are priceless. And I can't wait to see what happens next to Gil and Alice. The only two not laughing at the play, I wonder will they meet at the intermission/interval? If so, will they see instantly that they were born for each other?

My only small quibble is with the some of the expressions Gil uses. Gil is an American writer working in England. Rather than using the expressions and verb tenses he has used since childhood, he uses those from England, probably because the writers are English and not aware of the vernacular differences. With respect to verb tenses, a corporation is considered a singular expression in Aerican and a plural in Britain. For example, in America the BBC "is" singular, and the verb tense would be "The BBC is a corporation"; in England the BBC "are" a plural an the verb tense is "The BBC are a corporation". As I said, it's a small quibble. I have no problem with the native characters speaking that way. But to hear an American do it is like nails on a chalkboard to American ears.

I ask the producers and BBC America to continue on with this really funny, observant, existential comedy series. It is a kind of comedy sorely absent from American TV.


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