Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gavin and Stacey

This is my summer of Rob Brydon, I guess. I loved him in The Trip but that's nothing to how much I love him as Uncle Bryn in the excellent UK sitcom Gavin and Stacey. He's my favorite character in a cast of characters that are all pretty fantastic. I've only watched the first series: the first two episodes were good but the next four were brilliant. And like many British television series it tells a story with a beginning and an end.

The show (twenty episodes in all) was written by James Corden and Ruth Jones, who play Smithy and Nessa, the two best friends of the title characters. It strikes that perfect middle-ground between kitchen sink realism and farce.

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