Rent Love Soup: Series 1 (2005)

3.8 of 5 from 19 ratings
5h 53min
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Synopsis:
Could it be true that there is a perfect someone out there for everyone? If so, where are they? Who are they dating? And would you ever recognise them, even if they had "hello, I'm your soulmate" tattooed on their forehead? Take Love Soup's Alice and Gil, ideally-suited but both missing something - each other... Alice and Gil would make a perfect couple - if only they could meet. Alice is a manager of a perfume company in a London department store, struggling to maintain a flat in Brighton she cannot afford. Gil is a successful American comedy writer who has fled his home country in search of artistic integrity and a lasting relationship.
Both neurotic, thoughtful and possessing a wickedly dry sense of humour, they would be great for each other. But, for all they know, they could be living on different planets. Gil's busy avoiding the advances of an older neighbour, Alice is doing her best to ignore the matchmaking of her perfume-counter colleagues...and their dates lurch from disaster to disaster. It seems they are never destined to find each other - if Cupid is going to bring them together he's going a funny way about it.
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Directors:
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Producers:
Verity Lambert
Writers:
David Renwick
Studio:
BBC
Genres:
British TV, TV Comedies, TV Dramas
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/12/2007
Run Time:
353 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind the camera feature
  • Out-takes
  • In conversation with David Renwick
  • Going Nowhere by Bernie Clifton
  • Commentary on Episode 1 with Christine Gernon, Verity Lambert and David Renwick
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 3
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 4 - 6

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Reviews (2) of Love Soup: Series 1

Jean Browne - Love Soup: Series 1 review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
19/07/2006

Wonderful, funny, sad, superb cast - loved the two girls Alice worked with and Gil's ghastly neighbours.

Beautifully written - not a foot wrong from start to finish. Anyone who's ever felt at odds with the rest of the world [most of us, surely?] will find their hearts going out to Alice and Gil, and praying that they will meet one day.

More please!

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Oh to edit the cast and script. - Love Soup: Series 1 review by JD

Spoiler Alert
19/08/2010

This is frustratingly good and bad. Moments of surreal comedy from Sheridan Smith and Tamsin Greig are utterly spoilt by some dreadful attempts at comedy by most of the others. Gil's analysis of comedy is so irritating that it spoils the mood. Dinner parties dominated by recently divorced women; It has to be done well to be funny and the actors weren't up to it. Is it the script or the acting? Well I think the acting because the two mentioned earlier were just fantastic. I could watch them forever.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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