Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Pulling (2006 - 2009)
Starring: Sharon Horgan, Tanya Franks, Rebekah Staton, Cavan Clerkin
The Gist: You know those angry and alternately miserable thirtysomething women you always see out and about on a Friday night? The ones you might just cross the road to avoid? They come in teeny short skirts, with voices like a drag queen after eating twenty cigarettes and generally exude an air of loud drunken desperation. Pulling is about them. Particularly if you’ve ever lived in the UK.
And then what happens?: You don’t think it’s going to funny at all. For one thing it’s called Pulling, and secondly it’s on BBC3. But then you actually watch it and realise that it was some ancient producer at BBC3 trying to appeal to the 'yoof' who decided to call it Pulling for some reason. What it should actually be called is Half of the People You Meet in London are Probably Like These Women. Anything besides Pulling. I mean I’ve seen the whole thing and based on the title I still expect Johnny Vegas to appear at any moment.
See it for: Karen, the alcoholic schoolteacher who shows up to her classes smashed and ends up drunk-crying at the children. And wakes up under a tree cuddling a tramp. And so on...
Level of Crazy: 9. And I haven’t even gotten to cock lollies.