|Laura tries to get a job, but her body disagrees.|
Written between 23rd and 25th January
I caught this late. I'm sorry. Usually when I catch something late (or write a late review) it's usually because I don't particularly care for the program in general, and I did it several times during the first series. But missing the show this week gave me a real sense of sadness. Perhaps it's just the day; Tuesday is so unassuming, I completely forgot. Anyway. Enough about me. Was the show worth the wait? Yes, it was. Except for a single nitpick that demonstrates nothing more than my own obsessive tendencies, I found this episode pretty much perfect in every conceivable way.
Laura, trying to get back into work, leaves Emily with Jamie on the basis that he has insisted that he would make a better parent. Unbeknownst to her, he's cocked up and has an exam on the same day. Not willing to mess up his A-Levels, he dumps Emily on his friends Beth and Mike, who treat the responsibility of looking after the child like an old married couple. At Jamie's house, Keith tries to take a serious look into a job search and somewhat inadvertantly ends up as the headliner of a gay phone-sex company owned by Tracy-Ann Oberman. When Sandra finds out, she is initially calmed by the £50-an-hour rate but is soon icked out when listening in on one of the calls.
|Angus Deayton's subtle madness is what makes his scenes|
cross over the line into comedy genius.