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Well made and funny little comedy with leisurely atmosphere.
on 18 February 2012
I enjoyed this series very much and watched the whole set over a few days.
All 7-8 leading characters are lovable and acted very well.
Although described even on the BBC site as dark comedy and at other places tagged as black comedy, I hardly found it so, and don't let yourself be deterred if you are not fond of these types of comedy, even if it does contain in some places stronger sexual references.
I could hardly find any moments that may be tagged as offensive or disturbing.
The set contains all 12 episodes from series 1 & 2,which is all there is, six on each disc.
Sadly there are no extras and no commentaries whatsoever, which could have been very enjoyable.
Both seasons contain English subtitles, but the second is much better subtitled, as it's much more accurate, with the subtitles in the first series often having large chunks of spoken text missing or changed. They're also much more clear on screen than in the first one.
Another advantage of the second series is the blessed removal of the laughter track from all episodes. It was present and non-removable in all of the first series, and was embarrassing at times as it seemed out of sync with the laugh-out-loud moments.
Overall had very good time watching.