Grandma's House (2010– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 720 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

A successful television presenter has doubts about the direction of his career in the business and decides to quit to start searching for something more meaningful to do with his life.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 131 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Mar 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 142 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Grandma's House" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Grandma's House (2010– )

Grandma's House (2010– ) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Grandma's House.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2012   2010  
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Black Pond (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An ordinary British family and their friend are accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Black Pond is an existential comedy drama starring two-time BAFTA winner Chris ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe
Stars: Chris Langham, Simon Amstell, Amanda Hadingue
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When their father dies, Lynn and her younger brother David have to move in with their grandparents. Their mother died already when they were young, so they were told. One morning a dead man... See full summary »

Director: Peter Rader
Stars: Eric Foster, Kim Valentine, Len Lesser
The Rise (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration. Can he get revenge and win back his fed-up girlfriend?

Director: Rowan Athale
Stars: Timothy Spall, Matthew Lewis, Iwan Rheon
Misfits Erazer (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In this special clip, the gang finally discover the identity of the mysterious Erazer character who has been tagging the local community.

Stars: Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha
Nighty Night (2004–2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Julia Davis, Angus Deayton, Rebecca Front
Short | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Petesy feels trapped in his dead-end job until smart-talking Gabriel arrives and offers him a way out.

Director: Michael Lennox
Stars: Martin McCann, Iwan Rheon, Brian Milligan
Caerdydd (TV Series 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

This is Cardiff in the 21st Century. Ambitious, bold and brash. This is the new generation of young Welsh speakers, city slickers and migrants from the old country, finding their feet and ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Haven-Jones, Daniel Qureshi, Sion Pritchard
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series 1996)
Comedy | Game-Show | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A comedy trivia quiz based around pop music, originally hosted by Mark Lamarr up to October 2006, then hosted by Simon Amstell until his departure in 2011. From that point forward the show ... See full summary »

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Mark Lamarr, Bill Bailey
The Morning After Show (TV Series 2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stars: Simon Amstell, Olivia Lee, Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Under Milk Wood (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  
Director: Pip Broughton
Stars: Rakie Ayola, Aneurin Barnard, Di Botcher
Psychobitches (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Psychobitches is a show that sees some of history's most famous women psychoanalyzed and talking about their thoughts, fears and flaws.

Stars: Rebecca Front, Sharon Horgan, Samantha Spiro
It's Kevin (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Stars: Kevin Eldon, Marina Hayter, Paul Putner
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Simon (12 episodes, 2010-2012)
...
 Grandma (12 episodes, 2010-2012)
...
 Tanya (12 episodes, 2010-2012)
...
 Auntie Liz / ... (12 episodes, 2010-2012)
James Smith ...
 Clive (12 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jamal Hadjkura ...
 Adam (11 episodes, 2010-2012)
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
 Grandpa (6 episodes, 2010)
Edit

Storyline

A successful television presenter has doubts about the direction of his career in the business and decides to quit to start searching for something more meaningful to do with his life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 August 2010 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Grandma's *rse
17 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This series is so spectacularly bad on almost - actually strike that - every level, it's almost worth watching just to soak up its sheer awfulness.

And I'm not just deliberately hating on it out of badness.

Simon Amstell - the real-life Simon Amstell - is a charismatic, likable, ferociously witty young man who manages to stay on the right side of smugness.

And Rebecca Front is one of my favourite comic actresses - glorious as a foil to Alan Partridge in the Knowing Me Knowing You days.

But, goodness, do they sink to the depths in Grandma's House.

I sometimes wonder during the process of making a show as execrable as this, why a friend or a colleague of the makers doesn't point out - politely - how bad it is.

Does no-one notice when they watch the rushes how painfully inept it is.

So what's so bad? Well, the acting for starters. For someone so effortlessly relaxed with pithy putdowns on Buzzcocks, Amstell is surprisingly uncomfortable in front of the cameras.

It's like watching a particularly stilted sixth former during am dram.

And, Jesus wept, the script. The second episode seems to have endless scenes of Amstell's character arguing with his aunt: "You shut up!"

"No, you shut up!"

"No you..."

That's not direct quotes but that's the gist of that 'plotline'.

It 'climaxes' in a scene where Amstell's mum and various family members act out a new play he has been working on about - sighs - talking eggs.

Can't bring myself to elaborate on that one.

In fact, I've whinged on enough about this.

Devoid of laughs, it's kind of worth catching in a cringeworthy sort of way.


8 of 94 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This board is dead... thought I'd start a series 2 opinion thread. crossword_fiend
Was Ben Theodore supposed to be Ben Whishaw? neonhaze
Not acting isn't the same as playing yourself MaryLouStalin
Whose grandma is she? diayag
A second series declanio
Sooo 2012? planetearth00
Discuss Grandma's House (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?