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A must for fans of "dry British humor"
on 9 December 2012
It's the 1930s, London, UK. Hugh Laurie plays the spoiled and idle 30-ish playboy-wannabe, Bertram Wooster, who never does anything sensible. He seldom has any real intention to attach himself to anything or anyone, but spends his days playing golf, socializing and playing practical jokes. All of which he is terrible at.
In the first episode, after a night of heavy drinking and a fine (of 5 pounds) for knocking off a policeman's helmet, he hires Reginald Jeeves, a professional butler, on the spot - after Jeeves makes some sort of miraculous anti-hangover drink. Jeeves is played by Stephen Fry, a man only slightly Wooster's senior in years, but much so in experience - about practically anything.
Which comes in handy as Wooster is constantly getting himself into trouble.
Laurie's Wooster is certainly a fair cry from his role as Dr. House, but "Jeeves and Wooster" is a must for fans of oldfashioned British satire.