Sean plays Vince, resident of a tower block and a life guard at the local swimming pool. He rents his spare room to Errol (Benedict Wong), who struggles to come to terms with the lunacy of London-life and its inhabitants.
The humour is dry, dry, dry and there is no laughter track or title music. The direction (by Mark Nunneley) adds brilliantly to the humour with creative camera angles and 'star wars' style swipe cuts. Vince and Errol's world is grimy and dark, populated by surreal (normal?) people and surreal happenings. The beauty of the series is that the two main protagonists don't moan about their existence, they just get on with it, they go to work and they come home. Life goes on.
Vince get's terrorised by scholl children, Errol gets a job in a fish market where his naivety makes him a tad prone to wind ups, Vince tries to get lucky with the girl upstairs, Errol tries to pass his driving test and Vince drink's a bit too much 'Blue Rat' energy drink ('all the energy of a rat, trapped in a can').
Series 2 has just started showing on tv and I can't wait for it to be released on DVD. Buy this DVD yourself but don't tell anyone else how good it is - it's a gem of a secret!
I met Sean & Martin Treneman (the other writer) at the Darts this year and I have bad news for those waiting for series 2 to come out on DVD. Unfortunately Sean feels that the BBC have no time for him and didn't 'get' FSH. Carlton aren't willing to pick up Series 2 as a syndication (as they did for Series 1) as the sales figures weren't startling and the BBC won't produce it themselves. Unless another independent production company comes into the fold the chances are it won't ever see the light of day.
Other than that, fans may be pleased to know that Sean & Martin are both lovely blokes who were happy to have a chat and pleased to meet fans of the show. And the darts was alot of fun.