Lisa and Ian Lyons, a newly married city couple, decide to move back to the rural village where Lisa grew up. Trendy comedy club owner Ian isn't too keen, but how bad can it be? He soon gets an answer when Lisa's father offers him £20,000 to divorce her... when her brother tries to kill him... when he can't get a job... when he realises just how much he hates the countryside... As Lisa settles into work at the village school, Ian eventually buys the local photographer's business (despite never having taken a photograph before in his life). Determined to fit in, he joins the local football team, invites a comedian friend to perform at a charity gala night for the League of Ponies and even decides to compile a photographic Book of Country Fire Stations. But as much as he tries to love the countryside, it really doesn't love him...
Not entirely successful
- How Do You Want Me: Series 1 and 2 review by GS
Got this on the basis of liking Dylan Moran in his later sit-com, "Black Books", and also of seeing the late Charlotte Coleman as a reliably interesting performer. However, the Dylan Moran character here is more annoying and dopey than amusing. In addition, his father-in-law and brother-in-law are set up as antagonistic, but too much so; they seem to be acting like people from "Straw Dogs" rather than a sit-com. Charlotte Coleman doesn't seem to have enough to do.
Thus, we gave up after the first three episodes. Obviously, things might have improved after those opening episodes, and humour is a very personal thing, so you might still want to give this a go.