Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Box Sets

Having the sort of jobs that involve weird and wonderful hours, yet wishing to spend some sofa time watching TV together, Mr and Mrs Mustard tend to be great fans of the box set.

The one currently saucing our butty is Gavin and Stacey. We were aware of the rave reviews but never quite got round to seeing it. Then, just before Crimbo, we caught the last two episodes of series two and were hooked.

It's not simply that it's brilliant observation of ordinary life - it's far more than that. The cartoon characters that have been drawn are so extreme yet so lifelike. There won't be two families like this anywhere in England or Wales yet somehow they are every family.

Also, they provide an interesting take on where we have got to with sexual attitudes today.

2 comments:

Mike Peatman said...

You're not Mean Mr Mustard, then

Steve Clarke said...

That's funny, we watched the Christmas special and went out into the New Year sales and bought season 1 & 2! Brilliant stuff.