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Gavin and Stacey Season One Review

After living in Wales for university and once having a welsh boyfriend I cannot believe I haven’t watched this show before. But finding the boxset on iPlayer I had to give it a go and binge watched the first season in about two days!


Gavin and Stacey follows surprisingly two people called Gavin and Stacey and their friends and family. Gavin lives in Essex and has a friend called Smithy, while Stacey lives in Barry and has a friend called Nessa. Obviously there’s a lot of hilarity from both sides of the pond and it’s quite amazing how quickly you end up falling in love with these characters.

I was crying happy tears after the first episode! It gives such a brilliant representation of life and relationships while still being incredibly funny and heartfelt. Each character has their own quirks and there isn’t a scene or a person I don’t enjoy watching.

Filming of the Christmas episode of 'Gavin and Stacey' in Barry Island, Wales, Britain  - Oct 2008

One of the best scenes was Stacey on the way to her wedding having a letter written by her now deceased dad read out by Uncle Bryn. It was so lovely and sweet and really encapsulated what the show was about. Yes most of the time it’s jokes and funniness but it’s also the dynamic of the group, the friendships and relationships and how they grow and change. Nessa and Smithy’s storyline is my favourite though and I can’t wait to see that change as the show continues.

Gavin and Stacey is an absolute gem of a show and something I can imagine a lot of people would enjoy. I don’t believe it matters if you don’t know Essex or Barry very well, just watching the characters and how they grow and change is enough to get you hooked. If you haven’t watched this show I cannot recommend it enough and only having 6 episodes in the first season and only being half an hour long you can easily watch it over a few evenings and not get bored.

What do you think of Gavin and Stacey?

Until next time.


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