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6 x 30 minutes of perfection.
on 24 May 2008
Do you ever think that television has lost its way - taken its eye off the ball? In many ways it has dipped down to the lowest common denominator. Reality TV has become a misnomer of gigantic proportions. Dramas have become laden with cliché. Comedies rely more on Anglo-Saxon expletives than humour.
And the trailers!
Am I the only person to grow tired of the latest big thing before it's even been aired?
One episode of "Sensitive Skin" will restore your faith.
Released with little hype (as far as I can remember) this gem of a series is crammed with style from start to finish.
In series 2, Joanna Lumley is perfectly cast as the recently widowed Davina, cast adrift into a sea of unexpected meetings and happenstance.
Superbly written, deftly directed and understated throughout, the comedic moments seem to occur naturally, rather than being heavily sign-posted.The rest of the production all give fantastic support, especially Maureen Lipman, who rarely appears cast aginst type.Underscored with pathos and intelligence, laced with a perfectly pitched sound track, the series reaches the most satisfactory conclusion.