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Miranda - TV Series Review

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by Jessica Marie Farrugia (subscribe)
Literature student, born and raised in South-East London - compulsive writer, art lover, and self-confessed history geek.
Published November 23rd 2012
The best British sitcom since the Vicar of Dibley

For the benefit of the poor souls who do not recognise the woman in the above image, I shall introduce her; this is Miranda Hart, my virtual companion for the last week, and the co-writer and star of BBC TV series Miranda.

If you haven't watched any of the episodes, I urge you to do so! Miranda Hart plays the role of (you guessed it) Miranda, a semi-fictional version of herself who will provide you with hours of giggles. At 6ft 1, Miranda is not your typical bombshell; she's awkward and accident prone, especially during social occasions. Living alone above her own joke shop in Surrey, Miranda feeds her quirky personality with playful indulgences and evenings accompanied by her home-made 'fruit friends'; she also refuses to leave the house after 9pm, and owns specific pair of driving shoes. Essentially, Miranda is someone you can relate to, or at least I can.

Like most of us, Miranda's life is not free from suffering; her mother is openly disappointed in her chosen lifestyle, having sent her to boarding school with a gaggle of successful posh-girls, and constantly urges her daughter to find a 'proper' job and a husband. Thankfully, Miranda ignores her mother's advice and the undesirable suitors whom she provides, along with the help and support of her oldest friend, Stevie.

As well as enduring the interference of her mother and the incessant babble of her boarding school friends, Miranda is plagued by her infatuation with Gary Preston, a dishy chef at the restaurant adjacent to her shop. Despite the comedic genre, Miranda and Gary's romance might just be the most heart-warming match I've ever come across; it's truly delightful, without any vomit inducing nonsense.

If you're in need of laugh or a simple pick-me-up, Miranda should be your go-to comedy series. The hilarious self-deprecating humour and brilliant slap-stick elements never get boring, and I can guarantee that you won't be able to stop watching once you start. If you're still not convinced, imagine a contemporary version of The Vicar of Dibley with less religious themes; I thought so, you can't resist can you?
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I bloomin' love Miranda... so many great moments. It's what I call 'Such fun' lol
by Kathleen (score: 2|580) 3216 days ago
I ♡ Miranda Hart! What a superbly talented comedian, actress, producer, writer, author & acrobat. Miranda H is a celebration for real women. We never tire of watching her hilarious dvd's.
by fluffynut (score: 2|985) 2599 days ago
I found Miranda Hart through the fantastic BBC series, Call the Midwife, where she played the adorkable Chummy, a new midwife in training. Well worth seeing too!
by Judith Clark (score: 2|102) 3219 days ago
Miranda is THE best show in the history of the world EVER - She makes me laugh so much and my mother used to tell me I didn't have a sense of humour when I was a child - that's because there was nothing like Miranda on tele then - she totally, totally rocks - Knight her, give her a massive pay rise but most importantly give us more Miranda, it must have hurt falling into that grave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Claire (score: 0|2) 3211 days ago
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