Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Him and Her

I've watched a sitcom series called Him & Her for a while now, I think there have been 2 series so far. It's a kind of tragi-comedy because there are some moments of excruciatingly unpleasant behaviour. The focus is on Steve and Becks who are an unmarried couple living in Steve's bedsit and claiming off the dole. Beck's sister Laura is thoroughly unpleasant and unkind to everyone yet still manages to win the devotion of an older woman called Shelly. Shelly has a son and seems to be going out with a man living upstairs from Steve called Dan. Dan is unpleasant in a different way to Laura, he literally lingers around Steve's bedsit and doesn't mind helping himself to food lying around however old or unpleasant it is. He doesn't ask though, he takes it slyly. Laura's lover is Paul, a man who seems to always be on the edge of uncontrolled anger. He is very frustrated, who wouldn't be living with Laura and he tragically thinks Steve is his best friend. Steve doesn't like him and certainly doesn't have anything in common with him. The relationships are all dysfunctional in one way or another. It is at times hard to watch but there is something about it that attracts me to it. I think but am not 100% sure that the actor playing Dan is also the writer.


Steve and Becks

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