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Vicious 

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Freddie and Stuart are an old gay couple who have been together for nearly fifty years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Derek Jacobi ...  Stuart Bixby 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Ian McKellen ...  Freddie Thornhill 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Frances de la Tour ...  Violet Crosby 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Iwan Rheon ...  Ash Weston 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ...  Penelope 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Philip Voss ...  Mason 11 episodes, 2013-2016
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Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly fifty years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other's age, appearance, and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet and Ash, their young, upstairs neighbor.

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29 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To skarpe tunger See more »

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The series is loosely inspired by Staircase (1969), which starred Rex Harrison and Richard Burton as a pair of aging queens, exactly like Freddie and Stuart in this series. See more »

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Freddie Thornhill: So, who were you squawking on the phone to just now?
Stuart Bixby: My mother, if you must know. She was very distraught.
Freddie Thornhill: Why, did you finally tell her about us?
Stuart Bixby: I'm waiting for the right time.
Freddie Thornhill: It's been forty-eight years!
Stuart Bixby: And there has not been a right time!
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Never Can Say Goodbye
Written by Clifton Davis (uncredited)
Performed by The Communards
Series theme song played over the opening credits
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It has been too long since I laughed this hard and this much!
8 June 2013 | by charleshuberSee all my reviews

I had my reservations after reading the reviews. After watching the First episode, no doubt - funny and original. Make sure you stick around for the third and you will not be able to let it go.

Stereotypical characters in a brand new light. Excellent casting, perfectly matched the roles and the actors. The witty and snappy comments compliment the new character types not too often seen on TV. Original script with lines you can use in an everyday life. I must admit - I stole some and already used a few.

Without a doubt, one of the best progressive comedies as of late.

A must see! However, a warning: if you are accustomed to the typical, safe boilerplate comedies, this will probably not be for you. If you lack the necessary humor it could be viewed as extremely offensive on several levels - not intended as such. If you watch comedies for sex, turn on the porn channel, because this replaced most of the sex with wit and humor.


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