July 5, 2008

...Absolutely Fabulous Season 1 (1992)

Nothing can be said about Absolutely Fabulous that has not already been said since it's premiere in 1992 but I'll try. The five J's (Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks) are immaculately cast as the women at the center of this broad situation comedy about two misfits that, despite its drug, alcohol and sex themes, is very close in spirit to I Love Lucy. The scripts in this first season (all written by Saunders) are tight, smart, funny, and surprising; you can't go wrong with this bit of classic television.

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