Fun Friday #4: The Book Group

Continuing the series of sharing my favourite comedy shows. This week is the turn of a long-forgotten hidden gem from 2002, The Book Group. Odds are that you’ve never seen or even heard of The Book Group, which is such a shame, because it is one of the funniest things you’re likely to see. Set in Scotland, it revolves around Claire, an American who had just moved to Glasgow. In a desperate attempt to make new friends, she forms a book group. However, the people who come along are most definitely not the sort of friends that Claire is seeking. … Continue reading Fun Friday #4: The Book Group

Fun Friday #3: Green Wing

Green Wing, set in a British hospital,  must surely be one of the funniest, most inventive, and surreal TV sitcoms ever. I love it. It follows a group of hospital employees as they go about their working lives. Sue White (played by Michelle Gomez) is my favourite character; there’s a strong whiff of psychopath about her, and she’s incredibly funny. See below for the evidence. Exhibit A Exhibit B Exhibit C Green Wing was broadcast on Channel 4, between 2004 and 2006, and the cast included Michelle Gomez, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, and Sally Phillips. The entire series is available … Continue reading Fun Friday #3: Green Wing