All eight episodes from the first series of the madcap sitcom. In 'Moving Out' Lee (Lee Evans) manages to destroy two flats and an estate agent's office. 'Sofa So Good' has Lee search for a missing ring. 'Swingers' sees our hero begin dating again. 'The House Guest' finds Stuart getting all inflated. 'Act of God' has Lee consider insurance. 'Fear of Flying' sees Lee try to come to terms with his flight problems. 'The Limo' finds the flexible one getting classy. And finally, in 'Parole', fears arise when Heather's dad gets out of the clinker.
After a string of successes on the big screen, So What Now
marks the return of comedian Lee Evans to television and his first sitcom. Scripted by Evans himself, the show has an old-fashioned feel to it, recalling at times various comedy series of the 1970s. Evans' character, Lee, is a mere extension of his live performance persona--a rambling, accident-prone loser whose split from his wife forces him into a domestic situation with the slovenly Stuart (O'Donnell) and man-eating yuppie, Heather (Thomson). There is much of Michael Crawford's hapless Frank Spencer in Lee, especially in the visual set pieces that form the cornerstone of the show. Given his strong acting and writing pedigree, this has to be seen as a disappointment for Evans; the combination of weak script and less than inspiring performances mean that So What Now
is only a sporadic success. --Phil Udell