In the last few weeks I came across a gem of a British program. A laugh out loud comedy that didn’t involve a Bean or spam or knights ready to face man eating rabbits. The contemporary sitcom written by Steven Moffat, now the show runner for Doctor Who, is a smart and witty insight into relationships.
The female characters Sally, Jane, and Susan and their counterparts Patrick, Jeff, and Steve navigate the world of dating and sex through conversations about the works of the opposite sex, pornography, and the male love of breasts and bottoms. The men do often come across as simple sex it’s fast and uncaring of the finer things in life but still managed to be lovable even Jeff who in many ways seems as though he’s escaped patient from Bethlehem Hospital. At many times it seems as though it is a combination of friends and Seinfeld but with that distinct British frankness on sex. If you like comedy and not just British comedies you will definitely enjoy Coupling.
Many of the episodes are available streaming through Netflix.