Puck To The Future…
It’s a blend of the best of British comedy – heavy on the irony, laying on the sarcasm as thick as you like – and its US sitcom counterpart, snappy with the one-liners and zingers, glamorous and incredibly fast-moving.
And it appears as if, as the second series of the show comes to a close, Episodes best of both worlds comedy appears to be winning over more and more fans.
In between the first and second seasons the show, which follows two Britcom writers (Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig) taken to Hollywood to develop their hit UK show for a superstar (Matt LeBlanc, gleefully sending himself up with great abandon) and American audiences, picked up a clutch of awards, further enhancing its reputation.
“Series two viewing figures are holding up at a very healthy 1. 2 million viewers a week which is great for a Friday evening slot on BBC Two,” sayds BBC Worldwide’s Lindsay Theodossiades.
Transmission of the second series has helped the first series on to further success, as have the awards.
“The positive publicity the show has received since picking up several awards has certainly made people sit up and take notice of the show,” explains Theodossiades. As mentioned, since Series 2 has been on air, viewers have been playing catch up and buying series one.”
So what’s helped it to this position and how has it managed to span the Atlantic so effectively? Theodossiades notes: “I think it’s down to the cast. Matt LeBlanc clearly is popular with US and UK fans alike. Stephen and Tamsin are true home grown British talent and it harks back to the Green Wing.
“The show has a great premise, a great case and is very well executed.”
We couldn’t agree more… Here’s the trailer for the second series:Tags: BBC Worldwide, comedy, TV
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