Friday Night Dinner (2011) - Comedy

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Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.

IMDB: 8.1
Stars: Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird
Length: 24 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-14
Reviews: 11 out of 76 found boring (14.47%)

One-line Reviews (25)

It's a very comedic take on mundane British life.

Its predictable,child like humour is embarrassing.

It is the simplest yet most entertaining humour I've seen on tv for many years.

The repeating a word like a catchphrase to the inane bickering and fighting it's just a bit dull.

Cringe-worthy, predictable, flat, annoying, with a soundtrack that doesn't fit the format at all.

Can honestly say this is as more enjoyable than The Inbetweeners and only slightly off Only Fools and Horses in my humble opinion.

The rest of the cast are fantastically entertaining.

For some reason I continued to watch it even though I knew how predictable it was.

- sending inane text messages supposedly from the mothers phone - yawn...

Have just finished watching season 1, and I must say it is a pretty decent sitcom, but suffers from repetitive gags and jokes - such as the sons pouring salt in glasses of water, and Jonny, the dad, mishearing his family, or Jackie, the mother, constantly despairing at how hopeless both her husband and sons are at doing the most simple domestic tasks.

I would rather watch paint dry !!!!!

It was fine for the first couple of episodes but now he is just a pointless annoying blip in the show.

There's some good chemistry, even the great Jim was too ridiculous in season 6 just mak8ng me feel I'm done watching it, looking for humour in the same repetitive formula gets boring, the stories getting weirder and the natural real life elements seeming to be gone.

I will give the show another couple of seasons to see if it develops into something far more entertaining.

Well worth watching an entire episode, (they wrap themselves up quite neatly and satisfactorily in the end), if you haven't heard or seen it before.


Brilliant prose, tightly crafted script with hilarious situations, a believable family dynamic, engaging close to perfection in a comedy as I have seen.

You get angry watching it as it's predictable and repetitive.

Run it's course, just too repetitive and stale .


But the actions are repetitive, and the chemistry is non-existent.

There´s more about it: in the middle of their agitated home life we discover an unexpected virtue: the tolerance.

To enjoy such a predictable and disgustingly bland piece of childishness is a bad reflection on the psyche.

The basic premise of two sons going round to see their parents every Friday for dinner could be exploited far better: instead, the show was already repetitive by episode 2.

The "jokes" are predictable, the dialogue forced and the whole tempo quite slow.