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Coupling 

Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.
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Top Rated TV #198 | 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jack Davenport ...  Steve Taylor 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Gina Bellman ...  Jane Christie 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Sarah Alexander ...  Susan Walker 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Kate Isitt ...  Sally Harper 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Ben Miles ...  Patrick Maitland 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Richard Coyle ...  Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock 22 episodes, 2000-2002
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On average, men and women think about sex every six seconds. Shorten that to every second, and you've got Coupling. It's more than just a one night stand! When a couple gets together, it's never just the two of them - they also bring baggage - and Susan and Steve are no exception. Their baggage is a crowd of best friends and exes who talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps... Susan Walker is a beautiful go-getter with an uninhibited attitude who used to date Patrick Maitland, the sextet's charismatic, cocky player, London's king of conquests - a guy who's just too cool to worry about being smart. Attractive Sally Harper is a beauty therapist who is Susan's unashamedly vain best friend, who aggressively battles aging with heavy doses of moisturizer and men - including Patrick. Meanwhile, Steve Taylor, while getting together with Susan, can't seem to shake loose from his vivacious and slightly vacuous ... Written by I'm_So_Sexy

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It's better than foreplay! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Many of the early episodes of the third season had to be shot out of sequence to accommodate the fact that Kate Isitt had just had a baby, and so wasn't always available. See more »

Quotes

Sally: [singing] I'm Susan the happy trotting elf! I trot and trot and bounce and bounce and smile a lot and that's what counts! I'm Susan the happy trotting smile a lotting elf! I'm polite so just for clarity, when I'm cross I say "Apparently!"
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Connections

Remade as Coupling (2007) See more »

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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written by Osvaldo Farrés, Joseph Davis
Performed by Mari Wilson
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I totally disagree with the previous review!
26 June 2004 | by tiggergoddess76See all my reviews

I totally disagree with the previous reviewer's comments. I found "Coupling" to be hilarious. It was unlike anything I had ever seen before. This person seemed to be totally confused as to the origins of the show. First it is said to be a copy of an American show, then it is stated that it is unbelievable that America wants to make their own version. It is originally a British show. It will tell you that on the special features of the DVD. The special features also include a lovely story about how the concept of the show came about. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and mine is that "Coupling", while different, is brilliant and should be given a chance by all to form their own opinions of it. By the way, here's an example of the hilarity:

Sally: Mary Kelly thinks you're a complete idiot.

Patrick: Then why does she keep looking at my arse when we're talking?

Sally: She's lip-reading.


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1 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Chiswick, London, England, UK

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Hartswood Films See more »
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