Monday, 9 August 2010

Grandma's House

I've just finished watching Grandma's House written by and starring Simon Anstell. It's in the same mould as The Royle Family except the family is from London and middle class, instead of Northern working class. The show tries to capture the comedy of the average family, except Simon plays himself at the centre of it all.

As Simon debates whether or not to continue with his show it to look for true love his family attempt to persuade him otherwise. In this episode he also meets his Mother's new fiancé - who is extremely annoying.

The comedy feels a little staged at times and it doesn't flow as naturally as The Royle Family. There were several dynamics all going on at once between the different family members in an attempt to keep the show from getting stagnant, but I'm afraid it wasn't successful everytime and at times it felt repetitive.

I'm sure if I'll be tuning in next week.

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