Captain Subtext and the Curse of Jeff Murdoch

Last weekend, Jen and I received BBC’s Coupling Season 1 off the Netflix.

The debut episode showed promise yet fell flat on us.

While I plugged away on some programming, Jen watched the remaining 4 episodes. Then we watched them again. Good stuff. They should have made the debut episode a hidden track, it didn’t belong with the others.

The lighting and camera work feels like Absolutely Fabulous plus the 1993 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (by the way, Jack Davenport would make an excellent Author Dent); a little over-exposed up front, extra-dark in the back, with all on-stage lighting eerily glowing in a cheap sci-fi movie way.

As soon as we finished Season 1, Seasons 2 and 3 were at the top of our Netflix queue. We gobbled up about half of Disc 1, Season 2 last night. I haven’t laughed that hard in a couple years.

Couldn’t breath. Laughing so hard.

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