July 28, 2014
Sure it's summer TV rerun season, and most of the new programming out there is the level of America's Got Talent crap, however we have discovered a fantastic new sitcom... smart, funny, totally bitchy, we love it!
The show is called Vicious, and it is a BBC import that shows on PBS on Sunday nights (and is available on DVD).
In Vicious, Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi are Freddie and Stuart, an elderly gay couple who have been together for 48 years and maintain a love/hate relationship... they are bitter and petty and bitchy and yes vicious to each other. And it is awesome.
I told my husband this was our future... his response was that this is our now.
Underneath Freddie's and Stuart's vicious co-dependency bickering they have a deep love for each other and it is sweet in it's own way. Joining in the fun every week are their lovelorn best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Ash (Iwan Rheon, Game of Thrones), their young, hot upstairs neighbour.
The first season of Vicious aired in the UK last year (it's only 6 episodes) and is on here now. A second season is coming later this year.
Check Vicious out... it is fast, it is funny, and let's face it, at this time of year your other options are Botched and Dance Moms.