With summer here, I watch next to no tv, But come Sunday evening I have to catch Vicious!!!!
I love myself some British comedy, and anything with this much smart insults in just delicious. Insult humor has never been more elegant than it is in this new half-hour show about longtime gay partners Freddie and Stuart, who communicate mostly through extreme snide remarks aimed at each other's age, looks and flaws. Ian McKellen is at his bombastic best as aging actor Freddie, the more aggressive of the two. The charming Derek Jacobi complements him perfectly as his put-upon companion. “I never know when I'm going too far,” Freddie says with a smirk after delivering an especially harsh zinger, “but I'm always glad when I do.”
Freddie was a budding actor and Stuart worked in a bar when they first met, but their careers are pretty much over and their lives now consist of entertaining their frequent guests, making sure that their aged dog Balthazar is still breathing, and hurling caustic insults at each other.
Rounding out the cast is the adorable Ash, their hot new neighbor, they were hoping would be gay, but is straight.
Violet Crosby , (who is the best side kick I have seen since Karen Walker), a close friend of Freddie and Stuart, who has designs on Ash, their young, handsome neighbor ,Penelope , a dotty old friend of Freddie and Stuart, who can't remember anything, and their friend Mason ,another elderly friend of Freddie and Stuart, who is often as sharp-tongued as they are. I couldn't tell you the last show I laughed so much too, and the wise cracks are so damn funny. The Lad has already said I remind him of Violet, especially where they were getting ready to go out, and Violet says :" Let me just have one more sip" then proceeds to down the whole cocktail. Stuart then says, 'Would you like to just drink from the bottle dear?" Here's some quick clips of moment from season one so far.....
Has anyone seem this show yet?