Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.
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On average, men and women think about sex every six seconds. Shorten that to every second, and you've got Coupling. It's more than just a one night stand! When a couple gets together, it's never just the two of them - they also bring baggage - and Susan and Steve are no exception. Their baggage is a crowd of best friends and exes who talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps... Susan Walker is a beautiful go-getter with an uninhibited attitude who used to date Patrick Maitland, the sextet's charismatic, cocky player, London's king of conquests - a guy who's just too cool to worry about being smart. Attractive Sally Harper is a beauty therapist who is Susan's unashamedly vain best friend, who aggressively battles aging with heavy doses of moisturizer and men - including Patrick. Meanwhile, Steve Taylor, while getting together with Susan, can't seem to shake loose from his vivacious and slightly vacuous ... Written by I'm_So_Sexy

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The naughty new comedy about nothing...but SEX! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Richard Coyle (Jeff) chose not to return to the show for season four. Coyle was afraid of being typecast as Jeff and wanted to explore other roles. He was replaced by Richard Mylan as Oliver, a nervous comic book store owner who pursues Jane. Jeff "returns" in the final episode played by a different person. See more »

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Patrick: It was just so embarrassing. I didn't know what to do.
Steve: Happens to us all mate.
Jeff: All of us, in our time, are visited by the melty man.
Patrick: The what?
Jeff: Don't say his name, Patrick. Don't even think his name or he will rise from the shadow dimensions to do his evil work on your terrified pants.
Patrick: [chuckle] Terrified pants?
Steve: [gravely] There's nothing funny about the melty man, Patrick.
Patrick: [face falls] You know about the melty man, too?
Steve: [in a "duh!" voice] We all know the melty man.
Patrick: Who is he?
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Referenced in Leverage: The Studio Job (2010) See more »

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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written by Osvaldo Farrés, Joseph Davis
Performed by Mari Wilson
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Steven Moffat is a genius !
19 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Steven Moffat has created the best TV show in history of television. I am a big fan of Seinfeld and Friends, but they're pale in comparison.

This is the story of 3 guys and 3 girls and their sex lives. Nothing really new you'll say. Well, you don't know Jeff, apparently ! All the situations are extremely funny, and the great lines delivered with such talent by an incredible cast. Thumbs up to Jane Davies for choosing these people. I've watched all the episodes aired (I've even bought the first and second seasons in DVD) and the show is still great, maybe even funnier after 3 seasons.

So, do whatever you can to watch it, buy the DVDs, catch a rerun, smash you TV against a wall (well, maybe this won't help) but you have to see it.

I read a review on this site that said that acting was 10 times better and dialogues were 100 times better than Friends, well it's not true, I think it's 1000 times better than Friends (I've watched all the Friends episodes to date, so I know what I'm saying).

I see that there's an American remake of Coupling, I just hope it won't be the end of the British show(I have no expectations about the U.S. version, they should have shown the original episodes to American audiences).


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