Six months after Bernie's funeral,Simon,jobless and homeless,is living with Grandma and has the chance of a role in a new television comedy. Grandma tricks Tanya and Liz into meeting up at her house ...
Following Tanya's wedding to the now jobless Clive the reception is held at Grandma's house. Ben Theobald arrives with garrulous actress Zazzy in tow. He has a film offer in Hollywood and wants Simon...
A teenager and her siblings are forced to move in with their Grandma because their parents are going through some hard times. They come to learn the true meaning of love, faith, and family ... See full summary »
Simon Amstell: Carnage It's 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed.
This is a truly brilliant piece of writing and an excellent example of British comedy. The brilliance lies in the interactions within Simon's family, which are probably familiar scenario's and characters to all of us. The Clive character is just awful and is so wonderful to watch.It's a very self-aware and post-modern piece of TV that seems to meld real life (Amstel having left Buzzcocks) with a fictional family - you do tend to wonder what Amstel's real family is like and how much of this might be based on true events? There are obvious comparisons with The Royal Family and perhaps The Office but I don't think these bear more than a superficial resemblance. I am very much looking forward to the next four episodes to see where this all leads!
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