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Dave…Suits is back and entertainingly sharp as ever.

27 Jan

Imagine you finally got to a point in your career where you can afford a hand tailored suit, you head for you appointment at one of the many fine gentlemen tailors that inhabit the vicinity of Saville Row, London.

There you choose from the finest selection of clothing material available to a discerning gentleman anything from heavyweight Scottish tweed to the best French Serge. Then you get your fittings  measurements taken in places where you’d never thought you would be measured.

The end result a fine piece of tailoring, smooth, suave and debonair.  If you made a TV programme in the same way, the end result would be Dave’s legal comedy - Suits.

Season 2 of Suits is back on Dave. When we left it last season Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) had spent the whole of the season being precariously close to exposed as not having attended Harvard Law School, a minimum requirement for the his law firm Pearson Hardman.

With the help of his ultra-smooth mentor Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Mike’s sheer brilliance  and his almost perfect memory, he had bluffed his way through a whole season but just when he felt safe, the secret popped out.

In the opening scene Harvey is ordered by his Boss Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) to fire Mike or get fired, as she’s discovered the truth about Mike. The dynamic duo of Harvey and Mike  however are not so easily vanquished, and a little bit of luck comes to their aid.

Former partner Daniel Hardman (David Costabile) makes a return to the firm after a five year absence  We haven’t seen him before and the back story is that there is an unresolved rivalry between Jessica and David.  Jessica realises she need Harvey’s help to thwart Daniel’s ambitions and the price is her turning a blind eye to Mike.

With all this going on Mike still has a case to tackle, cue assorted legal shenanigans and high jinks.  Welcome back Suits, we missed you along with the 800,000 or so views the series gets for Dave.

Suits 9pm Thursdays on Dave

 

 

Micky Flanagan…Best Cockney Comedian Out There..Out as in just ‘Out’ not ‘Out Out’

13 Dec

It was a night of Comedy on Channel 4 last night. It kicked with the British Comedy Awards hosted by Jonathan Ross who was in a fairly irreverent mood, but that was just a taster. The main course was what followed a screening of Micky Flanagan’s Out Out Tour.

I love Micky Flanagan I find him hilarious on ’8 out of Ten Cats’, ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’. So I was really looking forward to this show on Channel 4 and it did not disappoint .

The cockney swagger and patter was all there. The observations on what it is like being a true cockney, or at least what the rest of the world likes to think being a cockney would be like, were spot on.

There were new jokes I hadn’t heard before and the old favourites like popping out, going out and going ‘out out’ as well as the legendary mix up between a Cockney’s House and a New Yorker’s arse.

It is not on 4OD but is on repeat on several of the Channel 4′s sister channels

Saturday 15 December 1.55am 4seven
Sunday 16 December 12.05am 4seven
Tuesday 18 December 12.05am 4seven
Wednesday 19 December 1.05am 4seven

And if you can’t wait. Here is a taster of the subtle difference between popping out, going out and going  ’out out’ cockney style.

Am I Scouse-ist?…I can’t stand John Bishop

5 Oct

or his TV programme on BBC1….It is dire. I was going to tag this post with a comedy tag but I am not sure  that’s the right thing to do.