Series one was simply brilliant. I came to this show because of Tamsin Greig. She is a wonderful actress and her performance is always top quality. However, in series one I came to love Gill Raymond (Michael Landes) and thought he was simply beautiful. The first series worked so well in its one hour format, jumping between Alice and Gill's lives. Both had such funny tales to tell each week when it came to relationships. Their voiceovers with their thoughts gave the show a unique touch and made it all the more amazing. They also linked perfectly to each other and so the longing for them to get together was always there.
The second series began in a new 12 episode half hour format. This would be fine aside from the fact that it's just Alice. as much as I love Tamsin the show has lost its meaning without having Gill's story to support Alice's. The whole point was the hope that they would get together and now he's not there it's not the same, and definately not as funny.
I had hope for the showing thinking that he could return if there was to be a third series but it seems that they have killied him off. I feel let down and dissapointed by series two and I adore Mark Heap as her new love intrest, but then where have Millie and Cleo gone? They seem to have been phased out as the series has continued. This is also a let down to the show as their friendship is sometimes the funniest thing. I still love the show, don't get me wrong and Tamsin is wonderful as ever but some of the things she has been doing lately are out of character compared to series 1 and it just doesn't seem to work any more.