When i first sat down to watch Gavin and Stacey i was expecting an average comedy to pass the time, there are a large number of very poor so called comedies on television however Gavin and Stacey is so much more than trash tv.
I honestly didn't find the show to be a laugh a minute, there are a large number of painfully funny moments throughout both series but ultimately they are few and far between. The reason this show managed ot drag 5 stars out of me is the quality of the writing, the characters and the actors all of whom are superb. It is actually an intriguing drama-comedy more than a typical sitcom like friends for example, the end of each episode left me wanting to know more.
The love story is incredibly sweet and sugary without actually becoming sickening and the parents of both Gavin and Stacey can probably be related to by most people. Nessa and Smithy have to be my favourite characters and there are some stunning catchphrases you will be able to pluck from these two.
As for the comedy moments, they are superb and had me howling! Smithy in particular is the kind of friend i would love to have, challenging but essential! However for me what won me over was the sense of satisfaction that i had watched something more than i was expecting, which has been a long time coming... but most of all it's British!!! Be proud!!