After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.
The original radio series was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999, with Sean Lock in the role of Vince. See more »
All exterior shots in the first season show that Vince and Errol's flat is in fact on the fourteenth floor, not the fifteenth as depicted by the floor number on the landing wall in interior shots. In the second season, exterior shots show the flat on the fifteenth floor. See more »
Fantastic underrated sitcom of the highest caliber
Having been a fan of Sean Lock's comedy for many years I looked forward to this series and it did not disappoint. It is hilarious! To anyone who hasn't seen it, buy the BBC DVD right now. To summarise Vince, a swimming pool attendant, and his jobless flatmate, Errol, live in a block of flats. And, as in most sitcoms, hilarious adventures ensue. However, the brilliance comes from Lock's surreal writing. The two characters are flatmates but not friends, the adventures range from the problems of being addicted to a cheap energy drink (Blue Rat), trying to get your flat decorated when you use Readers' Wives for style tips ("You can't have sex in a living room. That's where you have Christmas") or simply the problems that come from killing a swan. Each episode is broken up by short glimpses of what is going on in the other flats. These vary each week and go from the sublime to the ridiculous (the man who wants "dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, spot!" for his spotted dick is fantastic.
If you like comedy- give it a go. If you want a change from canned laughter filled colourful sitcoms - give it a go.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this