KEEPING THE SPARK ALIVE
THERE’S so much to like about this new TV comedy, created by and starring Peter Helliar, who partners with Lisa McCune (both pictured) as Greg and Emily Butler. He works at Births, Deaths and Marriages, and spends his working day gritting his teeth through the tedium of the job and hilariously annoying ‘customers’ who want to change their names to things like Penis Williams or Libra Fleur (like the sanitary napkins). She has been a stay-at-home mum of two daughters for 14 years, who finds herself dreaming of an identity and life beyond making the lunches and watching When she applies for a job, let’s just say the interview doesn’t go as planned and in all the excitement she “sneeze pees” – a term that will be familiar to most mums. The supporting cast is like a reunion of with a superb cameo by Judith Lucy. This is in a marital rut, with acutely observed comedic moments. A nice start.