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Freddie Thornhill (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart Bixby (Sir Derek Jacobi) are an old gay couple who have been together for nearly fifty years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity.
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Series cast summary:
Derek Jacobi ...  Stuart Bixby 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Ian McKellen ...  Freddie Thornhill 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Frances de la Tour ...  Violet Crosby 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Iwan Rheon ...  Ash Weston 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ...  Penelope 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Philip Voss ...  Mason 11 episodes, 2013-2016
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This show tells the story of partners Freddie Thornhill (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart Bixby (Sir Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly fifty years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other's throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other's age, appearance, and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet Crosby (Frances de la Tour) and Ash Weston (Iwan Rheon), their young, upstairs neighbor.

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29 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The show was originally titled "Vicious Old Queens", but this was thought of as too obscene, and so was shortened to just "Vicious". See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Stuart Bixby: [to Ash] You remember our friend Violet?
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Girl's in the Band (2019) See more »

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Never Can Say Goodbye
Written by Clifton Davis (uncredited)
Performed by The Communards
Series theme song played over the opening credits
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I laughed through the whole six episodes!
9 September 2013 | by AnnaShadeSee all my reviews

I give this an 11/10 because it was so much more entertaining to me than most shows I watch. I laughed a lot in every single episode and loved all of them by the end (which seems bizarre at the start, but really it's inevitable by the end).

The show takes stereotypical things and people and plays them very well, turning them into characters that I'd love to see come back for another season. It is original in that its main characters are almost all 70+, and that the main two are gay men, but they're all played as people who happen to be those things, not totally defined by them.

If you don't have the necessary sense of humor, you will be confused and/or offended by the show. But if you understand it, it's incredibly funny, relevant, and you'll see that the people are all very loving with each other (in a crazy way).

It doesn't have a massively dynamic, ever-changing cast of characters with deep plots - it's about two people living their very ordinary lives together. They do it so well that it makes it extraordinary for me.

So, I recommend this and I hope you give it a chance or three.


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