Monday, September 26, 2011

1624 - Coupling: series one

I'm extremely late to this, but luckily the BBC does short seasons so it won't take much to get through the entire catalog.  Those that know me know that I'm a big fan of anything to do with relationships - and this series is a dozy in that way.  Kind of a riskier British version of Friends, really.  It's frank about the relationship between men and women, attacking both sexes with equal ferocity, creating much laughter and much "I know exactly what you mean..."
The cast is quite enjoyable, and despite the very broad tone I found it working for it as opposed to against it.  It's a simple service that allows itself to function well and run a slew of different topics for relationships and couples and explore them from six unique perspectives.  This series (UK version of seasons) covered a wonderful width of topic that was quite delightful.  It's got a tame feel to it, but underneath it's pretty open minded even if being a tad bit dirty.  It doesn't pull any punches when it comes to sex and relationships and it's all the better for it.
If you've got netflix and you like shows about people and the battle of the sexes, you could do a lot worse than this.  I highly recommend it.

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