Alice Chenery and Gil Raymond are perfect for each other. They like the same things, respect the same things, and share the same beliefs. The only problem is that they are completely unaware of each other's existence.

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Tamsin Greig ...  Alice Chenery 18 episodes, 2005-2008
Montserrat Lombard ...  Milly Russell 17 episodes, 2005-2008
Sheridan Smith ...  Cleo Martin / ... 15 episodes, 2005-2008
Owen Brenman ...  Lloyd Drewitt / ... 8 episodes, 2005-2008
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Alice Chenery and Gil Raymond are perfect for each other. They like the same things, respect the same things, and share the same beliefs. The only problem is that they are completely unaware of each other's existence.

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If your perfect partner was out there... how would you ever know?

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Alice Chenery: You should never try and achieve ecstasy on top of Horlicks.
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Quite the wittiest and smartest new comedy from British TV.
16 August 2006 | by ikanboySee all my reviews

If you like droll and witty, you'll love this. If low brow, slutty, British sit com fare is your style, this is definitely not for you. First of all it's very smart stuff. Secondly the script is handled very deftly by almost everyone connected with it. Kudos to the director! Tamsin Grieg has a face built for comedy, a sort of sexier Lily Tomlin, and her timing is exquisite! The American (a real one, for a change) is excellent as well, if a tad too good looking for a lonely single.

The two play a couple, possibly (hopefully) destined to meet, but in the mean time they passively, reluctantly, pursue the dating game. Each episode is another disaster waiting to happen. Sometimes you can see it coming other times you can't, but you know it's coming. Just what will make this one a disaster?

My favorite scene, so far, is when the parents of Tamsin's ex boyfriend of some 10 years, show up to tell her he's passed away and to hand over tapes he made of him and Tamsin having sex. The old couple play it absolutely straight and innocently, and Tamsin's facial expressions show her skills as a comedian, who knows how to be subtle, instead of obvious.

My wife is impatient to have the two meet, but I want to wait and savor the moment, when (if) it comes.


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Official Sites:

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1 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szerelmi bájital See more »

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(12 episodes) | (6 episodes)

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