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Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

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  • Starring: Larry Lamb, Mathew Horne, James Corden
  • Summary: The award-winning comedy about the romance between a Welsh woman and an Essex man who meet online is one of many British programs set to be remade for American television.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Josh Wolk
    83
    The reliably hilarious supporting cast of family members and friends--quirky without being cartoonish--makes a creaky zit subplot forgivable.
  2. Horne and Page have sweet chemistry, but what makes the show work is the cast of eccentrics that Corden and Jones have created around them.
  3. It's amusing and knowing and will make some viewers smile, but it probably won't provoke gales of laughter. And that's fine. It's still more clever than most single-camera comedies ABC has put on the air in recent years.
  4. The most endearing comedy about love to come to television since the Manolos were packed up and put away.
  5. Gavin & Stacey is a gem of a show -- funny, touching and welcome proof that the romantic comedy can and will survive irony, Botox, Judd Apatow and all the vagaries of the modern age.
  6. 80
    [A] richly observed, mirthful series.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Fortunately, the series never veers terribly far from the central duo, each of whom--to borrow a bit of vernacular--is played in cracking fashion by Horne (from "The Catherine Tate Show") and Page ("Love Actually").
Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. martynj
    Dec 18, 2008
    10
    Its not about the crying with laughter omentts, although there are a few, its a genuine enjoyable series . helps if you know the culture Its not about the crying with laughter omentts, although there are a few, its a genuine enjoyable series . helps if you know the culture behind it abit. Expand
  2. Bob
    Dec 23, 2008
    10
    I'll be tell'n you for why. It's a cracking good show. The best brit com in many years. You'll laugh till it hurts. Nessa I'll be tell'n you for why. It's a cracking good show. The best brit com in many years. You'll laugh till it hurts. Nessa and Uncle Bryn are wonderful. And, Joanna Page, who plays Stacey, is lush. Bravo. Can't wait for the Christmas special to air along with season III. Expand
  3. JK
    Apr 9, 2009
    10
    This is such a great show. Brilliant acting, endearing characters. There is something in it for everyone. Superb cast. Must see!
  4. MollyS
    Mar 1, 2009
    4
    I don't understand what all the hype is about. I thought it was badly written. The characters are one-dimensional, not developing a lot I don't understand what all the hype is about. I thought it was badly written. The characters are one-dimensional, not developing a lot during the series and Smithy is particularly revolting. Expand