Coupling

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Coupling

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Two's company, three's a crowd... so what do you do with six?
On average, men and women think about sex every six seconds. Shorten that to every second, and you've got Coupling.
It's more than just a one night stand!

When a couple gets together, it's never just the two of them - they also bring baggage - and Susan (Sarah Alexander) and Steve (Jack Davenport) are no exception. Their baggage is a crowd of best friends and exes who talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps...

Susan Walker is a beautiful go-getter with an uninhibited attitude who used to date Patrick Maitland (Ben Miles), the sextet's charismatic, cocky player, London's king of conquests - a guy who's just too cool to worry about being smart. Attractive Sally Harper (Kate Isitt) is a beauty therapist who is Susan's unashamedly vain best friend, who aggressively battles aging with heavy doses of moisturizer and men - including Patrick.

Meanwhile, Steve Taylor, while getting together with Susan, can't seem to shake loose from his vivacious and slightly vacuous ex-girlfriend Jane Christie (Gina Bellman), a woman supremely confident in her ability to seduce anyone of either sex, and who refuses to be dumped unless she's the one doing the dumping.

Jeff Murdoch (Richard Coyle) is Steve's "porn buddy" who is, in equal parts, obsessed and bewildered by actual sex; charming in his way, but with an uncanny ability to say the wrong thing at the worst possible time. He works in the same office as Susan, with whom he had a disastrous and unsuccessful one-night fling. After Coyle left the series, a new character was introduced in season 4 as his replacement, Oliver (Richard Mylan).

Coupling has been honoured with the prestigious Silver Rose of Montreux, Best TV Comedy Award, and is recent winner at the 2003 British Comedy Awards.

Coupling comes from writer/creator Steven Moffat, producer Sue Vertue, and executive producer Beryl Vertue. The show is directed by Martin Dennis.moreless
Richard Coyle

Richard Coyle

Jeff Murdock (Season 1-3)

Ben Miles

Ben Miles

Patrick Maitland

Sarah Alexander

Sarah Alexander

Susan Walker

Gina Bellman

Gina Bellman

Jane Christie

Kate Isitt

Kate Isitt

Sally Harper

Jack Davenport

Jack Davenport

Steve Taylor

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  • The best comedy series ever made

    10
    This show makes you laugh from the first scene to the last one, its a great experience ;)
  • Sometimes 1st Impressions are not lasting impressions

    9.0
    When I first started watching "Coupling" I thought that it was a UK/Friends ripoff. Silly old me.



    It was a rather witty look at the lives of a group of thirty-somethings who were navigating life and love in modern London.



    This was one of the first times that I was exposed to work of Steven Moffatt, whose work I continue to follow until this day. What he was able to do was give each of his 6 main characters their own unique voice and unique perspectives.



    The saddest part for me was having to see my characters part without substantial resolution to their character arcs. Unfortunately that was not meant to be. Mr. Moffatt's synopsis posted on a Doctor Who online forum was a nice touch from a showrunner as a tribute to his loyal fans.moreless
  • Yeah, who thought of this? It's hilarious!

    10
    Every time I watch this show, I find my self laughing all the time, and feeling bad for one or several of the characters half of the time. There's so many embarasing sex related humourous scenes. The cast and the characters are amazing.



    I think there were made a similar sitcom in USA, but in my opinion it was not even half as good as the British one. I'm no fan of "The Office", but I think that show also was a whole lot better Brittish style. In other words: This series might not get the highest ratings in the US, but to me (European) it's one of the best comedy shows out there.moreless
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    10
    this show is absoloutely brilliant i love it and wish it would come back but with jeff obviously instead of oliver. it revolves around the stroies of 6 friends who meet up when someone is playing the field, and all ddeceide to be friends. jeff is by far the funniest charcter on the show, hippo, giggle loop arse/face nat, wooden leg, there are so many jeffisms, shame he left anyway he is well mad to put it best. patrick is the thick one fo the group who is the one with the most women, sally is in love with patricks thing, susan and steve are a couple and jane is by far the stupidiesdst a must wach the characeters were based on the writers steve and susan.moreless
  • I can't believe there's no more Coupling to look forward too. Bring it back, and bring Jeff back too.

    9.0
    I loved this show from the first time I saw it. I've already gone through all released episodes 3 times so far and I still find it funny. I wish more was coming but that's not happening any more.



    I loved this show from the first time I saw it. I've already gone through all released episodes 3 times so far and I still find it funny. I wish more was coming but that's not happening any more.



    I loved this show from the first time I saw it. I've already gone through all released episodes 3 times so far and I still find it funny. I wish more was coming but that's not happening any more.moreless
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