Review: Him and Her

Series 2, Episode 1

Him and Her has returned to BBC3 for a second series. I think it is one of the very few BBC3 shows that are actually worth watching.

It’s hard to explain what Him and Her is actually about. Essentially it is a show about nothing and nothing really happens but it’s extremely watchable and funny. The show is set entirely on one location and works all the better for it. The writer,  Stefan Golaszewski, has crafted something that stands heads and shoulders above other sitcoms. Him and Her is so realistic it is almost difficult to watch. It feels so authentic that you feel like a voyeur; you feel like you are in the room for those conversations and awkward pauses, you feel the unease of the characters on screen.

The main strength of the series is the chemistry between the two main characters, Steve and Becky, played by Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani. These two feel like a real couple. The supporting characters are a master stroke: we have Becky’s sister, Laura (Kerry Howard), her  fiancé Paul (Ricky Champ), and older friend Shelly (Camille Coduri). Joe Wilkinson once again constantly steals every scene he is in as Dan the oddball neighbour from upstairs.

The only thing left to say about this show is that the next series deserves to be on BBC2.

Him and Her airs on Tuesdays at 10:30pm

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