Is this the new Absolutely Fabulous?

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Last night saw the glittering premiere of The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle on BBC the Second.

Some are calling it a load of old shit, others are saying it’s prolly a work of genius, whilst a whole bunch of people some of whom are included in that last category are saying it’s the new Ab Fab. This is for why:

– Jennifer Saunders is in it.

– As is Miranda Richardson (effing fucking GENIUS, btw. When is she never? EH?).

– Jennifer Saunders has written it. Natch.

– There are elements of Eddie in Vivienne, like eg. they’re both delusional ego-maniacs. They said ‘elements’!

– We need, need, NEED a new Ab Fab. Sticking ’em on a loop on your dolly DVD can only do so much…

– It’s a parody of something. This time, the world of daytime telly talk shows. Like they needed parodying…

– and c) and d)

Anyways, dunno when it’ll make the leap to BBC America, mais it’s only a matter of time.

*starts counting, beginning with little finger on left hand*

Oh look, here’s a wee diddy snippet, in moving pictures (yey!)…

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9 comments to “Is this the new Absolutely Fabulous?”

  1. I LOVE Miranda Richardson trying to speak Spanish to her kid. Hilarious.

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  2. First ten minutes were a bit slow, then it sort of slotted into place. Then i found it hilarious.

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  3. Missed it. Want to see it, though.

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  4. Loved it.
    Wasn’t over the top hilarity – which is what I think people seem to expect from Saunders after Ab Fab.
    It has potential and looks like it will definatly grow over the next couple of episodes.
    And Miranda Richardson talking spanish to her baby was brilliant.

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  5. Loved it. Its better on second watching though.

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  6. I absolutely looooved it. Jennifer Saunders is a GENIUS. Miranda Richardson was great too. Just loved loved loved it!!!!!

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  7. effin loved it! Jennifer Saunders should be worshipped as GOD

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  8. Dame Jenny Saunders is beyong brilliant…. I loved her walking up the stairs muttering ‘I’m not an ego maniac’….

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  9. I’ve been really unhappy with the failed shows Jennifer was doing, but this show is PERFECT. I love it to bits. It’s a black comedy, and is hilarious. Miranda is perfect, and Vivienne is a nut case character. I can’t wait to watch the rest. Thank god Jennifer Saunders moved on. FINALLY!

    “Hola… what the Spanish for “where is the fucking baby?”

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