Free agents is one of the fantastic shows that you tune into by chance, and then makes you watch it religiously every week (and re-watch it online, and then buy the dvd to re-watch it over and over again when it has expired from 'catch-up').The fact that you instantly fall in love with a geeky looking, family-abandoning talent agent who is giving his co-worker a good seeing to is testiment to both the way the series is written and acted by the excellent cast.
Rather than most tiredsome comedy shows where there is a pointless gag every 30 seconds, free agents tells a blooming good story of the twists and turns love can take. From the beginning it is obvious that 30-something Helen (who's fiance has recently and unexpectedly died from a heart condition)and Alex (who, due to a pre mid life crsis, left his wife and children, despite still madly in love with) will eventually figure it all out together, but you still join in for the ride.
It's impossilbe to single out what makes this series an all-round winner: the sex-obsessed boss who has had more wives than most people have had hot dinners and uses his dishwasher to clean dildos gallore; Helen's almost sister-in-law who can't let go of her brother's (Peter) death to the extent that she names her new baby girl 'Peta'; cringe-worthy Dan who's life revoles around being an agent and pinning to have a go witht he receptionist; or the fact that all the agency become a family for each other when their real family life goes to pot. What is certain is that it will make you laugh, cry, squirm, gasp with horror, and cheer on Helen and Alex to get it together until the very end. The only thing that remains is for the second series to be rolled out as soon as possible.