Sunday, October 10, 2010


TV review: Him&Her
BBC3 Monday, 10.30pm

This article was first published in the Scotland on Sunday October 10, 2010.
By Aidan Smith

...The best British comedy right now is Him & Her, which couldn't be more different from Modern Family. You imagine the latter being devised in the classic American way, with a team of crack writers being locked in a room, fed pizzas pushed under the door and only let out once they'd delivered scripts as tight as Gloria the Colombian trophy-wife's dresses. Him & Her, on the other hand, looks like it's come out of the BBC3 glooper which produces programmes for feckless twentysomethings who don't actually watch TV.

But while its central characters are two feckless twentysomethings who for five episodes now have not left their mingin' cowp of a flat (tomorrow's the last one and I don't expect the situation to change), Stefan Golaszewski's romcom is, in these surroundings, a jam and fluff-covered gem featuring charming performances from Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani as Steve and Becky.Despite their differences, Him & Her and Modern Family had things in common last week beyond their quality. In both, a character brought a girl home, prompting consternation. Parents fussed over daughters and Steve proved just as useless as Mitchell with a hammer in his hand. He was meeting Becky's parents for the first time. "I'm a people person," he said afterwards. "No you're not," said Becks, shutting the door on the world again!...
A "Him" Tweet:
10-10-2010 russelltovey: Oh man, it's the last Him and Her tomorrow night of the series!!! It's a blinder though x

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