Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Carshare


Many readers here will never of heard of the gentle Uk comedy series Carshare.
Following such Northern based classics as The Royale Family and Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies , Carshare's plot and narrative are simple, plain working class affairs.
Set essentially in a small car on the A roads of rush hour Manchester it is the will-they, won't - they story of John and Kayleigh, two retail workers who share a car to get to work.
John ( Peter Kay)is a lumpy commitment phobe who hides his shyness behind exasperated humour and Kayleigh ( a delightfully warm Sian Gibson) is a bubbly , slightly dippy girl looking for the Mr Right,and together they chat about life, music, shared colleagues and gossip and during the series' brief three year run. All over that time audience has been busting a gut to see the two of them finally get together and bowing to that need Kay has produced a satisfying ending to the uneven courtship
Last night's finale was a typically gentle affair.
There was no big kiss.
No big, drama .
Just a gentle love story of two, slightly sad souls who finally hold hands and commit to each other on the way to work.
Not a dry eye in the house

45 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:47 am

    Sounds good. Maybe I can get it on backup.

    Joan (Devon)

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  2. I've not heard of the show. I hope it comes to free to air tv here.

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  3. Watched it and loved it! The song he recorded for her was brilliant. I laughed so much too especially at his comment about being windy! And his poor car!!!

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  4. Watched them all and loved it ..... particularly the asides ..... signs on the street etc !!! They are both SO good in it . XXXX

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    1. Now I've never noticed any. I need to rewatch me thinks

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  5. Wish I could have watched it . . .
    Sounds good . . .
    Darn . . .
    Thank you for the review . . .
    Maybe Netflix will pick it up . . .
    Not yet, I checked.

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  6. I have loved "Car Share" and watched last night's final episode with a permanent smile upon my face. Peter Kay is a comedy genius. My favourite episode was probably the one where they visited a zoo and accidentally picked up a simian hitch-hiker! Hilarious.

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    1. Just watched that on youtube

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    2. I howled when they put the seatbelt on it

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  7. Loved it - it was such an appropriate ending instead of being soppy and out of character with the show. Wistful and gentle and no less touching for it. Peter Kay is often very clever in his understanding of human nature.

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  8. I loved it too. It's probably much more true of how people get together, i.e. awkwardly, than the bolt of lightening or glances across a crowded room. Let's face it, we can look at some couples we know and wonder how on earth they managed to get together!

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    1. i’m sure people wonder about us. Today is our 47th anniversary and sometimes we wonder about us too. I think it is laughter that gets us over the rough bits.

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  9. https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=car+share

    I can watch it !! :)

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  10. I'm a big fan of this programme, funny and the music on the car radio was cleverly put into their conversations on their way to work. A perfect ending, the two sitting on a bus, hands entwined. As Yorkshire Pudding said, possibly the best episode was the pair bunking off work and visiting a safari park, and mistakenly getting an extra passenger.

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  11. Awww, I love a happy ending! This series sounds delightful.

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    1. Yes. We all need a happy ending

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  13. It was a brilliant end to a brilliant series.

    Through every episode we loved playing spot the 'funny sign' lots of signs, posters and graffiti that is absolutely hilarious and form part of the humour along with the radio soundtrack. Just two of yesterdays were a coffee shop call He-Brew, with two very obviously Jewish people sat drinking coffee underneath the shop name, then there was 'Buy 3, Pay for 3' on the poster outside the drive-through.

    The poor car at the end ... they might have had a happy ending but the poor Fiat 500L didn't :-(

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  14. I have never even heard of this show! Somehow it escaped me entirely.

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  15. Missed this too, but it's bound to be repeated before too long, so will look out for it.

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  16. Thanks for the review. I've not heard of it, but it sounds awesome. Adding it to the list of shows to see.

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  17. I noted down this series, thanks for sharing about it, and the two other series. Maybe AcornTV or Britbox will have them. I am enjoying an old comedy series, After Henry (Prunella Scales) on AcornTV.

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  18. Wasn't it good!
    Hedgehog, car crash, door swiped off..... we laughed our socks off!!

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  19. Lovely gentle comedy as you say John - very tearful too, but nothing wrong with that - a bit of a release in fact.

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  20. I've not watched the last one yet. Did you see the episode with the altercation with the cyclist? I laughed so hard. Comedy to tickle your fancy!!! x

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  21. Perfect end to a brilliant series. I shrieked when the car door came off. Love all the jokey signs. Will miss it very much. Janx

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  22. It was superb!
    Keeping an eye out for all the weird and wonderful adverts/road signs/shop name sprinkled through each episode was a highlight too.
    Lisa x

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    1. Before they met they were lonely

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  24. Although I'm a Peter Kay fan, I've never seen this. Will definitely try to find it on Catch Up, thanks.

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  25. Our reaction at the end was “well, thank goodness for that”. There aren’t enough happy endings on TV! And I loved the car door bit!

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  26. Happy endings are to be cherished.

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  27. I must be thick...I never noticed any signs. I'll have to watch again now.

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  28. A funny, sweet story about nice people is hard to find. I hope it comes here to the states where most of the programs worth watching come from the Brits.

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  29. Dogging was the funniest thing ive seen on TV for years, howled till i cried

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