Absolutely Fabulous

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  • 10

    Absolutely Amazing and Fabulous Fun Sweetie!

    By hannahbakenbu, Feb 27, 2013

    I was first shown this by my best friend and I couldn't believe what I'd been missing. I'd been a fan of French and Saunders for quite a while, but I completely fell in love with this show. Brilliant writing and amazing comic acting. Its an often cheeky, yet never cruel parody of the world of PR, fashion and celebrity. How you can have loads of money from doing absolutely nothing at all, and two people who indulge all the time, just take what they want and do what they want, without thinking, all the time fretting about growing old, and desperately trying to stay young and cool. I love this show so much, as does my grandmother who is 82 and my brother, who is 17, proving it really does connect with all ages. I love it.moreless

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  • 10

    Its Fabulous Sweety Darling!

    By barbwirex, Apr 17, 2009

    I didnt watch the first two seasons of this show at the time it first aired as i was too busy been a teenager but i do remember the hype and so many people talking about this been a great new show. I started watching it when the third season aired and it was so funny, I had to watch more. I then went out and bought the other two seasons and realy got into it. It was way ahead of its time and the only show of its kind. Patsy & Edina made a great duo act with funny story lines and adventures. This is my favorite TV show of all time & Nothing will ever rival it. I now own all the DVDs and often watch them all again and love it even more ever time i do.moreless

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  • 10

    Want a good, hilarious and bizarre British TV show? Meed the "fab duo"!

    By FlyButterfly, Mar 16, 2009

    Eddy and her best friend Patsy are possibly the funniest and most bizarre couple in tv history. The way they threat people around them is terrible and at the same time hilarious. Their regular victim is Eddy's daughter Saffy, that puts up with lots of insults from them, but is simply not strong enough to strike them back.

    Eddy is also a very irresponsible person and has problems with drugs and alcohol (but it's not as bad as her friend Patsy). I recommend this show to everyone that appreciates a good old British sense for humor with addiction of lots of bizarreness.moreless

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  • 9.5

    All time Favorite British Comedy.

    By Raemay18, Oct 02, 2008

    When i first saw their show I was laughing my A off and I still do I love Jennifer Saunders and the whole cast. Her daughter and best friend on the show are such great actresses. The writer is amazing I think Jennifer Saunders wrote some of the shows not sure if all plus she directed most of the shows also what talent Jennifer has in show business. I love the characters and each show was so much fun to watch. I even added the france episode to my myspace page I love that episode when patsy shues away an old french man it is hyterical.

    Im not sure if they have any new episodes or is BBC still playing the old episodes.

    I love Ab Fab...


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  • 9.9

    Absolute pleasure of a show, that did its fair share of things for the first time.

    A show with its finger on the pulse

    By CellBlocknutter, Apr 12, 2008

    Ab Fab was a breath of fresh air on the British Sit Com scene, I would n't the first person to say this show didnt quite a few things for the first time, and reached a group of people that had been waiting for something like this weather they knew it or not. I think it safe to say the Ugly Betty gets some of its inspiration from Ab Fab, their are many uncanny similarities if nothing else.

    The shows charecters are lovingly and convincing played throughout, the apprant natural dynamic that exists between the actress makes the show an utter joy to watch. On top of this are Jeniffer Saunders' gloruios rants about things in life that are told so colourfully!

    The show does go through some dull moments, however for me I have to confess these bit are those which relate to the 60s/70s, simply because i'm much younger. And so loving everything else about it, I can easily overlook it!moreless

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  • 9.0

    It took me a while to get this

    By feobr1, Mar 20, 2008

    I remember seeing a few episodes of this show when I was a lot younger, like 13 or something, and I really didn't get it. It wasn't until I borrowed it from the video store when I was about 18 that I fully got into it. I don't know if I was over thinking it, or if the dialogue was just too fast for me when I was younger, but having grown up on Blackadder I would have thought I'd be used to that. Regardless, when I was actually able to appreciate this show I feel totally in love with it. It's not just the characters, its the absolutely painfully nasty script. Some of the lines that come out of Patsy's mouth are just twisted. Not to mention the absolute rubbish that sometimes comes from Eddie and Bubble ('The world is heading towards eternal dalmation!') :) Classic.

    I don't really have a favourite season. The majority of my other favourite shows (possibly all of them in fact) definitely have season themes, but Ab Fab seems to just travel along at it's own pace. I do have favourite episodes however (Iso Tank, Birthday, The Opening).

    I think one of the really interesting things about this show is that while Eddie may occasionally be fun to hang out with, she is the epitome of what we THINK we would want for a mother. Someone who wears roller-skates round the house, who offers to buy your school a swimming pool, has a panic room in the basement and has more fun playing on the play ground than you do. Despite all this, it is clearly obvious from watching Saffy and the things she has to go through that Eddie really doesn't make a very good mother. She may love Saffy but she loves herself a little bit more. She's kinda selfish. And the very fact that she is this way means that the roles between her and Saff are completely reversed. Saffy is more of a parent than Eddie will ever be and Eddie is more of a child than Saffy was ever allowed to be. Okay, now that I have that little philosophical discussion out of the way, this show is brilliant. It is incredibly funny and not only that but also very clever. Jennifer Saunders has written incredible scripts and all of the other cast members do an impecable job of bringing the characters to life and delivering what can sometimes be rather complicated lines. I love this show!moreless

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  • 9.2

    Doesn't the title say it all?

    By MikeyChuck, Aug 14, 2007

    Absolutely Fabulous is just that. The characters in this show are rich and full of character, some outrageous, some crazy and all absolutely fabulous. When this show was first out in the states and on DVD, my friends and I would watch it over and over again. Edina is like so many of my friends; successful, funny, single, and an absolute lush. If you are in the mood for laughs and don't take yourself too seriously, then you will really enjoy Absolutely Fabulous. It's okay to be outrageous every now and again, to have a cocktail at 9:30 a.m. wearing loud, too tight fiting Laquax.moreless

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  • 10


    By awakeningjenny, Aug 03, 2007

    My best friend adores Absolutely Fabulous, and so bought all the episodes on DVD. You know those kind of programmes you used to watch as a small child but forgot just how amazing they were? Absolutely Fabulous was that programme for me. It wasn't until I sat down one hungover Sunday - as you do - and rewatched every episode that I realised what a bloody classic this series as a whole is. Every character entertains me. Ok, some more than others. Edie and Patsy are definitely the worlds around which the other characters rotate but that doesn't matter. Each character is fleshed out, even the office help Bubble: a part that Jennifer created for Jane as she didn't get the role as Saffie. You'll learn the catchphrases (again). You'll laugh outloud at the gags - like when Edie used a foreign import of something similar to botox and can't lift her head for a week. Patsy being trapped in a toilet while Edie sleeps with what she thinks is a rich countryman who turns out to be nothing but a landscape gardener.

    Ab Fab even manages to be wonderful when it leaves London and heads off to Paris - Saffie topless on the Effiel Tower I will always remember. Gosh. If you haven't seen this programme, you're missing something great.moreless

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  • 10


    By sweet_em, Jun 18, 2007

    This is one of my favorite comedies ever. Take two completely self absorbed, drunken, drugged, delusional, over-the-hill ex hippies and turn them into the best of friends to the point excluding all others in their lives and you might come close to what this show did.

    Ever season was at least two classic episodes that I can watch at any time and always laugh no matter how many times I've seen them, and I assure you I've seen them all many many many times.

    Saffy is always there to try to be the morale compass and guiding light for a house full of insane people. If she's not taking care of Edina, fighting with Patsy or cleaning up after Gran, then she is dealing with an almost-alcholic, stalker style best friend and the desire to just be normal.

    A classic in my book and a show I will always be able to watch.moreless

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