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5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Pick-Me-Up, 20 July 2012
This review is from: Not Going Out - Series 1-5 [DVD] (DVD)
I have been watching repeats of `Not Going Out' on channel Dave for some time now and have decided it's time to finally get hold of the box set. This programme embraces all the best connotations of `silly' and is just absolutely hilarious. Many of the episodes I will happily watch more than once. It's one of the best pick-me-ups out there.

One of the keys to the success of the programme is that the actors often implicitly acknowledge the silliness of it all, so instead of feeling patronised you just go along with it too. But it's not all daft. The dialogue is sharp and always overflowing with witty gags, and the situations the characters are put in are genius (I'm thinking in particular of the `Drugs' episode).

When series five was shown recently I couldn't wait for Friday night (especially since it was airing after `Would I Lie to You?') and found myself literally creased up with laughter sometimes. The final episode, `Drunk', brought my mother downstairs asking if I was ok. I'm thrilled they've made Daisy a more significant character and given her some of the best lines - she's such a great personality and she definitely `made' the final series.

I am certainly aware that this programme may not be for everyone. It has a similar sense of humour to `Miranda' and that isn't to everyone's taste (well, not my Nan's anyway). If you aren't willing to go along with a bit of silliness you may want to buy the latest series first to test the waters before you embark on the whole box set.
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