Gavin and Stacey 3 Seasons 2008

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Season 1
(253) IMDb 7.9/10

1. Episode 1 TV-PG CC

After being phone buddies for months, Gavin and Stacey finally arrange a rendezvous in Leicester Square, with Stacey's best friend Nessa and Gav's pal Smithy coming along for support.

Starring:
Joanna Page, Mathew Horne
Runtime:
30 minutes
Original air date:
August 26, 2008

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Ted Dowd
Starring Joanna Page, Mathew Horne
Supporting actors Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones, James Corden, Larry Lamb, Melanie Walters, Rob Brydon, Steffan Rhodri, Margaret John, Julia Davis, Adrian Scarborough, Sheridan Smith, Ewan Kennedy, Robert Wilfort, Russell Tovey, Andrew Knott, Mathew Baynton, Johnny Tudor, Steve Meo
Season year 2008
Network BBC
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Customer Reviews

Very funny and witty.
Catherine J. Briggs
Each character is very well done and the acting is superb.
Philip Logiudice
Watch one episode of Gavin & Stacey & you will be hooked.
GJM

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By bryntax on April 23, 2011
okay okay i think its english, not welsh. but still, its a great look into the differences and animosities (and similarities) between England and Wales. the cast is FANTASTIC - the writing is even better (written by the 2 "sidekicks" Ruth Jones and James Corden). solid british comedy, a bit less dry and a bit more romantic than something like Pulling or Peep Show, but definitely not as "rom com" as Coupling. I watch this one over and over.

And I had to write a review because the previous reviewer seemed to mis-rate based on their evaluation... it seemed like they should have given 4 stars for what they wrote, but only gave three. this is at least a 4 star show, as I think the comments of even that review reflect.

enjoy!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dingleberry on October 28, 2010
Format: DVD
It's difficult to relate just how much I love this show. Suffice to say that, since buying all three seasons, barely anything else has been in my DVD player - and I can barely believe myself when I start watching it all over again but never regret it. It's that good.

Alison Steadman is at her glorious best but she's only one part of a truly superb cast.

The stars of the show are not the characters Gavin or Stacey but rather Smithie (James Corden as Gavin's best friend) and Pam (Steadman as Gavin's mom) followed closely by Bryn (played by the genius that is Rob Brydon).

The basic story is about Gavin and Stacey getting together but that's just a vehicle for the other wonderful story-lines and characters that weave in and out of the show. The writing (by Ruth Jones and James Corden who play Smithie and Nessa) is fast paced and lean. So much is packed in and each episode is a perfect blend of real life situations, hysterical, melodramatic drama and flat out comedy.

If you enjoy the lighter Mike Leigh movies such as 'Life Is Sweet' and don't have a hard time understanding English / Welsh accents (there are no subtitles) then you will not regret buying 'Gavin and Stacey. It's simply outstanding.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Nabholz on February 4, 2012
This is a character based comedy in-which every character is very unique, outlandish yet very believable. The acting and timing is perfect. Slightly dry, slightly sweet, slightly slap-stick but again very unique. Their formula works and you'll find yourself liking all of these characters!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hunterann Andrews on July 31, 2009
Format: DVD
Absolutely adore this show. The humor, characters, storyline are all top notch.
I do not think there is someone who can't relate to one of the characters on one level or another. Sitting on the edge of seat for the release of the next season. Please make it soon.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris on April 13, 2012
Snappy writing, keen directing, and an immaculate cast with bags and bags of charm make this some of the best romantic comedy or any comedy on TV in recent years. For viewers either little or not at all acquainted with the Welsh, it should be an extra treat. Stand-up and sketch comedy lad Matthew Horne (The Catherine Tate Show) gets to stretch his acting legs and does a fine job, and Joanna Page is adorable. While they carry their roles as well as could possibly be asked, the killer charm comes from the supporting cast.

Gavin's best mate Smithy (or rather "Smiffy", co-creator James Corden) and Stacey's "Nessa" (co-creator Ruth Jones) are perfect complementary counterparts to Gav & Stace. Gavin's parents Mick and Pam (Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman) are one of the most charming mum and dad couples ever, and Stacey's immediate family, her mother Gwen (the fetching Melanie Walters) and uncle Bryn (a near show-stealing performance from Rob Brydon) complete the core ensemble smashingly. Even more peripheral characters keep up the tone and quality set by the main group, like the dead-sexy and talented Sheridan Smith as Smithy's sister, and the gorgeous and entertaining Julia Davis as Pam's friend.

Many a great cast, however, has fallen flat due to a bland or cliched script. "Gavin & Stacey", however, is a spectacle of original characters, smart writing, and direction that knows when to be subtle and when to put the hammer down.

This filmed, non-laugh track sitcom runs a very crisp three seasons/series and one Christmas special. Fans have clamored for more, but the creators are holding firm that it's run its course. As much as I'd like more of it, I was pleasantly surprised at how well they wrapped up the show without it seeming too pat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Bruce on September 10, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Crackin'!! Tidy!!! I'm cackin' myself for the other seasons. I'm as old as Doris and may not be here too much longer, and will be really upset if I shuffle off this mortal coil before I get to see them. For us poor colonists who broke away from the Motherland, to live in a country that produces nothing of any worth, either on television (Boob Tube came from what the U.S. did with it), or in film, please release the other seasons. I never thought I'd see anything I loved as much as The Office (Ricky Gervais was King), but Ruth Jones and James Corden are the heirs apparent to the throne, and may have already usurped it. I'll tell you this for nothing, Anrhega 'i ata anad Gwna myfi argywedd. And I'm not kidding.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brett J. Nolan on April 7, 2011
This is a brilliant show, well written! Some of the British pop culture references went over my American head, but still found the show hilarious. Watched the first ep and just couldn't stop watching, now I'm already on the last ep of the season! So glad there are a couple more seasons to watch. This free video streaming for Amazon Prime members is fantastic!
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