Friday Night Dinner is a British TV sitcom that began in 2011, and has been renewed for 2020. It is some inspired silliness that I and the fam have enjoyed immensely. There was talk of an (ugh) American remake by Greg Daniels, but (thank God) the pilot never went to a series. I can already picture it, gags playing to leaden silence, cancellation after one season.
Each episode begins with the two sons arriving at their parents’ house for their weekly Friday night dinner, and the shenanigans that ensue.
There is a universal appeal to the tarvails of this deeply neurotic family, and its equally damaged neighbours, a gentleman whose large dog has the better of him. I haven’t had a better time watching TV, nor laughed so hard.