Impending threat from the infamous Driscoll Brothers results in Boycie, Marlene and their son Tyler leaving their expensive lifestyle in Peckham in favor of a secluded country farmhouse in Shropshire. Much to Boycie's chagrin, the farmhouse comes with three staff - manager Elgin, ploughman Jed, and herdsman Bryan. Written by
Comedy spin offs rarely work. For every Fraiser there's a Joey. The Green Green Grass ventures into both categories in it's four series run.
The initial premise of city slicker on the run from gangsters escaping to the country was a far fetched but humorous premise and the supporting characters were only support for Boycie and Marlene to play off. John Sullivan was at the helm so the writing was strong and by and large the first two series' were made up of consistently funny episodes (the first series especially).
Sadly that is when the cracks started to appear. Sullivan opted to let other writers write for the series. The standard of episodes dropped and the plots grew more far fetched. The supporting characters began to play more and more of a role and the show was reduced to a clip show after barely 50 episodes.
The biggest flaw was that the on the run aspect of the show ended after the second series meaning that now the series just consisted of a city couple stuck on a farm which is hardly funny.
A disappointing end to a sitcom that had such promise.
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