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A really solid start to Amstell's sitcom-writing career.,
This review is from: Grandma's House - Series 1 [DVD]  (DVD)
As a massive fan of Simon Amstell's hilariously biting, even borderline cruel (yet usually deserved) putdowns of various pop stars in his Buzzcocks career I was surprised to discover this to be such an understated, sensitive piece of work. The writing is not flawless (the odd joke falls flat or feels a little contrived) but the everyday tragedies and annoyances that beset family life have been superbly portrayed here and the acting is frankly brilliant throughout, the eponymous Grandma being a highlight with her endless attempts to diffuse tension by laying on food and drink, which no doubt struck a chord or two with many a viewer (certainly me).
Like all the best sitcoms it has gradually improved throughout the run and given the two or three series that it deserves (should the seemingly restless (if his character is anything to go by) Amstell be up for it) could develop into a classic. Recommended.