An acutely observed, forensically honest, warts-and-all look at a working-class couple in their mid-20s.
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 Becky (26 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Steve (25 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Laura (25 episodes, 2010-2013)
Joe Wilkinson ...
 Dan (25 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Paul (23 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Shelly (18 episodes, 2010-2013)
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An acutely observed, forensically honest, warts-and-all look at a working-class couple in their mid-20s.

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Kerry Howard who plays the character Laura, is the sister of comedian Russell Howard. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.47 (2011) See more »

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Awful and unappealing "sit com"
12 September 2010 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I had heard and read that this was the best thing BBC3 had ever done, that its naturalistic style was a mature nod to the sorts of things we get from HBO, and that it was something any adult could watch and enjoy. What I saw though was one of the most excruciating, unamusing, dirty and unpleasant half hours of TV I've ever seen. There's not much to say, other than that in the opening episode the main recurring gags revolved around the Spice Girls and Titanic (has this script been on a shelf for 12 years?) and someone taking a dump and then not flushing the toilet. This is mature, contemporary, adult comedy?

The characters, which in my view ultimately make or break any drama or sitcom, are utterly repellent. We are supposed to be charmed by the easy going laziness of the central Him and Her, but in the closing minutes of the first episode they are both shown taking smug satisfaction in the misfortune of others, rendering them entirely unsympathetic, horrible people. The peripheral characters (from whom much of the plot, what there is of it, derives) are stereotypes, neither amusing nor credible.

Plenty of low-brow "Sit", then, but no "Com" to be found here. I can't think of a single positive thing to say about it. There have been innumerable vulgar, unfunny, juvenile "comedies" offered up by BBC3 over the years but if this isn't the nadir, it's pretty close. As it's on BBC3 it will be on about 18 times a week - but try to avoid it if you can.


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