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The funniest sitcom I've seen this year!
on 8 May 2004
How to describe Coupling, well, it's clever, saucy, hilariously brilliant and the characters are quite believable. Steven Moffat has indeed created a series to be proud of. I originally thought Coupling would be like the diabolically stupid Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, which simply relies on a string of swear words to get laughs but the plots to Coupling are thick with hilarity, rich with original, fresh idea's and sometimes even quite complicated. Series 2 is one of the best series of the show as I think it is the series with the most funny plots and also the series' where the characters really became the own.
There's nervous but good-natured Steve, sensible Susan with her 'bouncy walk', love-magnet Patrick, self0obseesed and even mentally distrubed Jane, the hapless Jeff and the beauty saloon owner Sally.
Here are the episodes, which are spread across 2 discs.
THE MAN WITH TWO LEGS - The series opens on a high with Jeff finally getting lucky with a girl he likes. Except there's a big problem, Jeff has told the girl he has only one leg to gain her sympathy and after she promises him a wild night, he is torn between hacking off his troublesome leg or running. *****
MY DINNER IN HELL - Another fabulous episode! Steve has to have dinner with Susan's parents and of course disaster ensures. Watch out for the end gag of the episode, truely comic gold. One of the funnier moments of the series. *****
HER BEST FRIENDS BOTTOM - Steve accidently sees Sally's behind as she gets out of the shower, dare he tell Susan. Susan, however has other plans, buying new cushions. Hard decisions for everybody in this one. ****
THE MELTY MAN COMMETH - Can things ever be the same again with Sally and Patrick after Patricks gets cold feet and Sally's surprising proposal. Don't miss a classic spoof Star War's sequence which is maybe a bit rude to write down! ****
JANR AND THE TRUTH SNAKE - This whole episode is flawless. I think this is the episdoe where Jane establishes the position of funniest star in the show. Laugh yourself silly as she guides you through Jane the snake, unlabelled drugs and teaffic meditation. *****
GOTCHA! - A very intelligently strucutred episode with some hilarious moments including Steve's ecstasy over duck and steak. Once again the end gag of this episode is extremely funny and unexpected.*****
DRESSED - Jane goes to have dinner with a man she liks but there is one drawback, she has nothing to wear - literally. *****
NAKED - This is a Jeff episode where Jeff really shines and strips. Catastrophy breaks out when Jeff is promised some serious fun. *****
THE END OF THE LINE - The funniest episode of the DVD is also the last one. I nearly cried laughing at the hilarious and somewhat complicated plot. Susan and Steve both give into temptation on the same day. *****
So after reading my review, I hope I've encouraged you to buy Coupling! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!