We got back from vacation to find that HuluPLUS had added a shit ton of new British comedies and dramas. So we've been immersed in shows from across the pond for the past couple of weeks.
I bought the first two series of Lead Balloon on Amazon Instant but I don't have to buy the last two because they're now streaming on HuluPLUS. This comedy is written by Jack Dee who also stars in it. He plays Rick Spleen, a fading stand up comic who clings to any piece of showbiz that will have him. In addition to trying like hell to keep his career alive he has to put up with his smart ass writing partner, his successful agent girlfriend/life partner, his slacker teenage daughter and her even more slackery boyfriend, his morose odd eastern European maid, and the guy who runs the cafe down the road from his house. Spleen is a put upon guy who takes any kind of credit he can while trying to shift the blame for any failures he generates, in short, he's the perfect sitcom subject. These four series are near perfect, the fact they're only six episodes each is huge plus, if there had been more this show would have worn out it's welcome. I highly recommend this one.
And now, because I can, I'm going to end this post with a photo of one of my pretend British comedy girlfriends, the lovely Raquel Cassidy.