Kelly is more irritating than usual so Cathy is pleased that she and Jason are going on holiday. Michael, who has just learned his mother has died, nonetheless volunteers to drive them to the airport...
After witnessing a gangland shooting, flatmates Leanne and Rhona are put into witness protection, given new identities and dumped in a grotty flat in Swindon. Meanwhile, two extremely young hit men are on their trail.
Edith and Phil are two neighbors who are keen to start a relationship and a new life abroad. Those plans are disrupted when Edith's immature, fifty-something son Roger moves back home after leaving his wife and children.
After getting rid of our satellite and cable tv in the US, we've been busy finding English, Irish, Scottish, and Australian shows for quality writing and rewarding viewing. Every time we stumble upon a smart and witty series, we're excited. We eagerly watched both seasons over the weekend and fell in love with every part of the show. The characters, scenes, and dialogue are very well-written, and the actors are accomplished and savvy with their words and actions. Mum/Cathy is lovely, patient, and so sweet, yet we are able to receive her real, personal only thoughts once in awhile, and it's worth the wait. Michael is such a sweetheart, and you root for them to be happy. Every show makes me cry and laugh. Kelly is fantastic as a dumb blond stereotype, but she also provides thoughtful, caring, and observant points at times, surprising the viewer and storyline. Everyone in the show offers a special and unique portrayal of perhaps real people dealing with life's travails in whatever way they know how. Even though it's only filmed in the home, it seems to be a bigger world that the writers explore and add. The older couples remind us of a few that we know - caustic and bitter at times but also loving and in it for the long haul. We're looking for other shows and films that the actors have done because they're that good.
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