Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.
Somewhere in between the homely comfort of 'Gavin and Stacey' and the doom-laded chaos of 'Pulling' comes 'Hometime', a new BBC comedy, about Gaynor, a woman who returns home after 10 years away to discover nothing has changed. Cue masses of Britpop on the soundtrack, and some good lines, although set against a background not so much deadpan as catatonic: the set up is convincing but the interaction between Gaynor and her long lost friends seems strangely devoid of energy. It's a shame, because there's a great idea in here somewhere, but a comedy about a depressed person is maybe always going to struggle; if you think about it, most comedies tell the story of outrageous optimists, and for good reason. The series ending is clearly an attempt to set up a second run; but I was underwhelmed by the first.
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