Vicious Series 1 Episode 1 (ITV) Review

If you’re sick of all the cynicism and sarcasm in modern sitcoms, then we might have found the perfect antidote in ITV’s new effort, Vicious. So old-fashioned it’s hard to fathom it’s actually been made and shown at primetime in 2013, in Broadchurch’s slot nonetheless, and featuring screen and stage legends Sirs Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi. Basically a twenty-minute comedy kick around from two old showbiz friends, the two actors are having a whale of a time and letting us watch. The premise is almost too simple – a gay couple in their twilight years bitch and moan at each other as more and more of their old acquaintances kick the bucket. Previously titled Vicious Old Queens, it’s safe to say that you’ll get the idea pretty quickly. The ‘action’ itself takes place solely in Freddie and Stuart’s claustrophobic living room, with people dropping in and out to excite the excitable live audience. READ MORE...

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