Coupling : Season 1

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  • Summary: Two's company, three's a crowd... so what do you do with six? On average, men and women think about sex every six seconds. Shorten that to every second, and you've got Coupling." It's more than just a one night stand!When a couple gets together, it's never just the two of them - they alsoTwo's company, three's a crowd... so what do you do with six? On average, men and women think about sex every six seconds. Shorten that to every second, and you've got Coupling." It's more than just a one night stand!When a couple gets together, it's never just the two of them - they also bring baggage - and Susan (Sarah Alexander) and Steve (Jack Davenport) are no exception. Their baggage is a crowd of best friends and exes who talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps...Susan Walker is a beautiful go-getter with an uninhibited attitude who used to date Patrick Maitland (Ben Miles), the sextet's charismatic, cocky player, London's king of conquests - a guy who's just too cool to worry about being smart. Attractive Sally Harper (Kate Isitt) is a beauty therapist who is Susan's unashamedly vain best friend, who aggressively battles aging with heavy doses of moisturizer and men - including Patrick. Meanwhile, Steve Taylor, while getting together with Susan, can't seem to shake loose from his vivacious and slightly vacuous ex-girlfriend Jane Christie (Gina Bellman), a woman supremely confident in her ability to seduce anyone of either sex, and who refuses to be dumped unless she's the one doing the dumping. Jeff Murdoch (Richard Coyle) is Steve's "porn buddy" who is, in equal parts, obsessed and bewildered by actual sex; charming in his way, but with an uncanny ability to say the wrong thing at the worst possible time. He works in the same office as Susan, with whom he had a disastrous and unsuccessful one-night fling. After Coyle let the series, a new character was introduced in season 4 as his replacement, Oliver (Richard Mylan).Coupling has been honoured with the prestigious Silver Rose of Montreux, Best TV Comedy Award, and is recent winner at the 2003 British Comedy Awards. Coupling comes from writer/creator Steven Moffat, producer Sue Vertue, and executive producer Beryl Vertue. The show is directed by Martin Dennis. Expand
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  1. Apr 3, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Think Friends, only they meet in a pub instead of a cafe; there's way more sex and nothing but crude humor. Coupling is a brilliantly fantastic, clever comedy that benefits from quality writing and some great chemistry between its main actors. Season 1 of Coupling is hilarious and is certainly smarter than most of the shows in America. I loved the monologue in E04 where Steve intellectualizes a man's love of women and pornography. Brilliant stuff. Expand
  2. Feb 12, 2012
    8
    Coupling takes something that has been done to death in pop culture, SEX, and takes a fresh and funny look at the subject matter. It isCoupling takes something that has been done to death in pop culture, SEX, and takes a fresh and funny look at the subject matter. It is hilarious and vulgar and represents everything I love about the Brits. Richard Coyle played the Jeff Murdock character to perfection and it is a crying shame he quit the show after season 3. But the rest of the characters was able to pick the slack and season 4 still had its funny moments, although Richard Mylan's Oliver the Sci-Fi store owner was annoying on the nerves at times and wasn't funny at all. He had a couple of good scenes with Gina Bellman's Jane but, aside from that, his humor seemed forced and contrived. Also Ben Miles' character Patrick Maitland was kinda the weakest link in the entire series. He was the well endowed playboy and "himbo" as Miles calls his character but he was never truly memorable in the series, except for drinking Guinness and sleeping with a lot of women. But the act got old quickly. It was the strength of Kate Isitt's acting as Sally Harper which brought out anything special in Patrick. Check out this brilliant but short lived series. Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2012
    8
    First three series are brilliant, then the fourth series drops in quality by so much, down to mediocre comedy. Still watchable, but not of theFirst three series are brilliant, then the fourth series drops in quality by so much, down to mediocre comedy. Still watchable, but not of the same calibre at all. For some reason when Jeff (Richard Coyle) left they decided to get the cliched sci-fi nerd character, and he ever had a catchphrase (I can't even remember it, I just remember hating the fact it was there). But if you ignore the last season I think this is the funniest comedy series I have ever seen, with it's only rival for that being Fawlty Towers. I'd give it 10/10 if I could review the first three alone. Expand