Friday Night Dinner (Season 2) TV Review

Because I review a whole tv series rather than individual episodes, there is a chance of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the whole series yet, stop reading now! It seems like we’re in the middle of a “golden age” of British sitcoms. It’s in doing this blog and beginning to review television shows that I realised how many sitcoms I watch and how good the British ones are. This year alone has seen Cuckoo, Bad Education and Moone Boy. It’s also seen the return of Red Dwarf (properly) and also new seasons of Trollied, The Thick of It and Friday Night Dinner. … Continue reading Friday Night Dinner (Season 2) TV Review

Cuckoo (Season 1) TV Review

  It was great to see the American, “Hollywood,” comedy star, drafted in to add a bit of weight and notability to the sitcom, outshone and out-funnied by the UK comedian. It’s not that I didn’t like the idea of having the American star come in and play the “main character” but it felt slightly like the comedy wanted him to be at the center of the show when there was a much funnier character in there already. Maybe I’m reading too much into this but Greg Davies, the tall, aggressive looking, UK comedian managed to get the funniest lines, moments and … Continue reading Cuckoo (Season 1) TV Review

Moone Boy (Season 1) TV Review

Because I review a whole tv series rather than individual episodes, there is a chance of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the whole series yet, stop reading now! No matter what setting you choose for a sitcom or who your characters are, you won’t ever be able to beat the sitcoms set in and around a family. The most successful or memorable are the sitcoms that focus on the family dynamic, Only Fools and Horses being one key example, The Royle Family being another. They probably make double the amount of sitcoms set in and around families than they do … Continue reading Moone Boy (Season 1) TV Review