It could also be considered plausible that the use of the surnames of well-known notorious British Serial Killers, for the surnames of the 2 main families and a minor character, a creative choice that many people find/found offensive, was actually a deliberate decision to re-claim the Surnames with good intentions, so all families with the surnames of West, Shipman and Sutcliffe now have positive associations. See more »
In series 3, both Bryn and Gavin's cars have completely different registration numbers from the previous series. Gavin's blue Saxo has changed from a T-reg (MY 1999) to an X-reg (MY 2000). Bryn's green Picasso has changed from CV02 (MY 2002, registered in Cardiff) to HV54 (MY 2004, registered in Portsmouth). They are obviously different cars. See more »
This is an absolutely brilliant series with wonderful characters saying hugely funny things. I'm Welsh and I have never seen anything which captures the rhythm of the way Welsj people speak like this, but the Essex characters are just as good in their ways. This isn't just the best comedy the BBC has done for a long time; it's the best series of any kind for a very long time. Everyopne will have their favourites amongst the characters but I defy anyone who has ever been west of the Severn Bridge not to see Bryn as the ultimate hero. Lots of the success lies in the timing, because the actors don't stand around for hours trying to milk laughs. All in all a very tidy show.
23 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this