#AtoZChallenge Entertainament! TV Talk

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Time for TV Talk! Which is all about entertainment. Which starts with an E. What’s that, hypothetical reader?

It’s totally legitimate! Entertainment IS an e-word and today’s show, “Chewing Gum” is A++ entertaining. There’s no such grade as A++?

There is now.

So “Chewing Gum” is a British comedy created by, written by and stars Michaela Coel. You might recognize her from the British show “The Aliens.”

No, hypothetical reader, you don’t? Come on now, I’m not the only person who watched that show. Probably.

It’s a good show, but back to “Chewing Gum.” It also features Susan Wokoma, who appeared in the equally brilliant “Crazy Heads,” and “Crashing.” Wokoma, like Coel, is a natural comedian, and so, with this show you have that magical combination of perfect, precise performance coupled with witty, razor-sharp material.

I told you it was A++.

Coel stars as Tracey, who lives on a housing estate (the flowery UKian term for public housing) with her mother and sister, Wokoma. She navigates the awkward moments of young adulthood in excruciatingly hilarious comic fashion, written with just the right amount of push and restraint.

I admit I’m a sucker for the shows written by the stars, something that seems to happen regularly in the UK. It allows for such a range of talent, and the material is always so suited to the performances.

Two seasons (series on the other side of the Atlantic) of “Chewing Gum” are available on Netflix US, and you need to start watching it now. Small caveat, though: like many British shows, a series is just six episodes.

Use them wisely.

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19 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge Entertainament! TV Talk

  1. LSJ

    Wow, that’s a little trippy. I just watched all of the episodes last night; no portion control whatsoever. Totally agree with your grade 🙂

    • I did that with the first season, so I’m only allowing myself 1 ep a day! I find I appreciate it more.

      On the plus side, though, bc you watched them quickly, you’ll definitely enjoy a rewatch! Such a great show.

    • Aw thank you! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed visiting, and hope you’re around a lot 🙂 Hope you enjoy the books if you decide to check them out, and I know you’ll love Chewing Gum, it’s just not not lovable.

      Hmm.

      That got a little tangled.

      Oh, and I’m having trouble with your link, can you leave it again, please? Want to make sure you get all of your visitors! 🙂

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