Lee Evans fans - especially those who have seen his live shows or dvds of them - might be a little surprised or even disappointed in this comedy. It is not so loud and frenetic - or full of f-words - as his shows, in fact it is a traditional three-character sitcom.
Of course one of the characters is a hyper-ventilating thrown-out husband called Lee, at-times Frank-Spencerish, at times Norman-Wisdomish (these are both compliments), innocently causing trouble for his heavy-weight slob schoolfriend Stewart, and their new (desperate for a man - any man) landlady.
Sitcoms like this are prone to failures in jokes and scripts, this is no exception, but these are a very good trio, they do make some funny moments together, there are indeed many excellent moments in this series. There is also Lee Evans showing his many talents (not a euphemism), his frenetic vocalising, clowning, graceful athleticism and great comedy timing, not to mention the off-the-wall things only a great talent could come up with (opening the back-door to the house).
There are many moments of great hilarity in the eight episodes, some memorable sequences including the strip-club episode where Lee puts some money in the pole-dancers slip...!
The 8 episodes are housed on a double-sided dvd, whilst the other disc carries the extras, which include 30 minutes of hilarious out-takes from the series, and an excellent filmed biography and interviews of Mr Evans.
Personally, I don't like his stage shows for the language. There's no need for it, nor is it funny. But he has genuine great talent like some notable clowns and comedians of the past. This is a good series to show what he can do in other veins.