Stacy’s family in
The sparks do fly, but not in your average sitcommy way. Gavin and Stacy start married life off by living with his parents. Stacy, now living far away from home, and having given up her job in Wales, is adrift in the home of a loving family, yet strangers. Gavin is at a loss, and cannot understand why she’s homesick when life in
The humor of “Gavin and Stacy” is more human than in-you-face hilarity. Comedy is derived from human everyday interaction and the personality quirks of the family and friends who are part of their circle. Much like Smithy is best mates with Gavin, Stacy’s best friend is Nessa. A neighbor and confident to Stacy, Gwen and Bryn, Nessa is a hard bitten, biker chick who is unashamed of her life, past and present. And what a life. A former roadie, she’s bedded famous men far and wide. She’s live it, seen it, shagged it and lived to tell it all, only to come back home to
“The IT Crowd” (airing on IFC) is quite different than “Gavin and Stacy”. A three camera, in-studio lark, the show provides more laughs, with a leading line up of character outcasts in the IT department who are relegated to the bowels of the big corporate high rise building in which they work. Jen, who is the newly hired Director of Relationships, is placed down in the dark, dank basement with
This show is quirky, surreal and yes, funny – but the highlight for me are guest appearances by Noel Fielding (“The Mighty Boosh”), who plays
I’ve more to see with this series. So far, it’s definitely worth checking out.