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Coupling 

Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jack Davenport ...  Steve Taylor 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Gina Bellman ...  Jane Christie 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Sarah Alexander ...  Susan Walker 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Kate Isitt ...  Sally Harper 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Ben Miles ...  Patrick Maitland 28 episodes, 2000-2004
Richard Coyle ...  Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock 22 episodes, 2000-2002
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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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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

BBCi [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parovi See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiswick, London, England, UK

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Hartswood Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The main characters are called Steve and Susan, after the writer Steven Moffat and producer Sue Vertue (who are married in real life). See more »

Quotes

Sally: [trying to explain to Patrick what platonic friendship with a woman is] What do you call people you go out with but don't try to sleep with?
Patrick: [beat] Men.
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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written by Osvaldo Farrés, Joseph Davis
Performed by Mari Wilson
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Fantastic!
23 March 2004 | by stanbrookmSee all my reviews

One of the best sitcoms for many years. Clever comedy that doesn't cross the pond well. Each episode is an absolute gem, written to tease and tantalise you towards its climax which usually isn't quite what you thought it was going to be. It's Friends with intelligent humour. Overblown as the characters are you can relate to each and every one of them and the two straight characters offset the other four so perfectly you're never quite sure which you'd rather be. Jeff who is so cringe-worthy but lands himself in the most incredible positions, Patrick with his suave naivety and ignorance but with the image, the job and the reputation. Then Steve the calm centre who is anything but calm, full of doubt and fear and so like you that it's uncanny. Facing off against these three we have the panic-ridden self-obsessive Sally, the utterly ditzy but so desireable Jane and the seemingly composed Susan with her devilish streak.

The episode about Jeff and the prosthetic leg without doubt made me laugh more than anything I have ever watched - except perhaps the first viewing of Del Boy keeling over in that Wine Bar in Fools 'n' Horses but where that was one moment this is half an hour of gut-aching laughter.


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