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I loved so much about this series of short interconnected films, which was orignally made for Channel 4 and broadcast during 2013.
The cast is outstanding, especially, I thought the less well-known actors, Sian Breckin, Montana Thompson, just to pick out 2, who I'd never seen before. As explained by the series writer, Bryan Elsley in the extras the cast had to be this good as the stories are mostly talking heads across tables, so it all turns on the dialogue and the performances. So it's great to see outstanding British actors, Sheridan Smith, Will Mellor, Ben Chaplin et al utterly convincing as their flawed characters deal with the tensions of their, at times, very funny dates. An online dating site is what sets up these encounters, but its the characters, created by Elsley that makes it all thoroughly believable and entertaining. A special mention also for the beautiful opening/end music by Irish singer, Hannah Peel, for me reminiscent of the haunting music of 'The Bridge' series. This first-rate series is not to be missed.