This week saw the return of a brilliant new sitcom on BBC Three written by Stefan Golaszewski about an unemployed couple living in a bedsit.
This week's episode, which was the first of the second series, saw Becky move in to the bedsit with her boyfriend Steve.
However such a huge moment in anybody's life is played down brilliantly in the opening episode as it doesn't try to reinvent the formula that worked so well the last time around. Golaszewski merely adds another dimension to the story as we continue to follow Becky and Steve's life.
What I particularly enjoy about this show is the effortless way in which it portrays the young and lazy couple, Becky and Steve as they share a bedsit. Intimate moments such as Steve going to the toilet are shown which adds to the warts and all, real nature of the sitcom. This allows the audience to really believe they are in the space on the screen as all good sitcom should feel, as it is half an hour where the viewer can relax and immerse themselves in the events on screen.
As an aspiring sitcom writer it is refreshing to see such a simple premise really take off with the audience. I believe the writing to be excellent and Golaszewski has captured Becky and Steve's situation just right for the medium and allowed the audience to fall in love with the two characters. This is key for any sitcom to work, which is a question I am currently asking myself when coming up with sitcom ideas.
Him & Her when it first began gave BBC Three its highest viewing figures for an opening episode of a new sitcom with 567,000 people tuning in and a 3.6% share. The opening episode of the second series is expected to have performed equally as good if not better.