Sunday, October 29, 2006

Nighty Night


Not sure if many of you have seen this series, but it's one of the darker things on television and, by extension, one of the funniest. Julia is an English housewife whose husband has been diagnosed with cancer. This serves as the excuse she's been looking for to start living again, from joining a local support group and claiming her husband has "passed in the night" to joining a dating service. All this while the poor man lives on.

Her attempts at reclaiming her life find a focus when a couple composed of a woman with MS and her dishy doctor husband (Angus Deayton) move in next door. She is determined to win him for herself and gets up to some pretty elaborate schemes to do it including faking a lump in her breast, and introducing his wife to a crackpot cure for MS based on celibacy...and then offering herself to the husband with a coy "If you ever need a shoulder to do anything with".

I laughed.

3 Comments:

Blogger Haroun El Poussah said...

Yeah, that's a good one... Not as good as the good old British ones but a good one none the less

9:56 AM  
Blogger Cairogal said...

Added this to my netflix queue yesterday. I HIGHLY recommend the "Little Britain" series.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Basil Fawlty said...

It's alright (Little Britain). Nighty-Night is good too, in that dark way the Brits aren't shy about exploring. Sometimes it descends into farce but when they resist the urge to go slapstick, it is HYSTERICAL.

PS Put Bottom season one on your Netflix as well. Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson (formerly of The Young Ones) are true masters of farce and silly toilet humor.

5:35 PM  

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