Two Pints Of Lager and A Packet Of Crisps

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  • 1970
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.4  (65)

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is a highly popular British television sitcom that aired on BBC from 2001-2011. Created by Susan Nickson, the show follows the lives of five twenty-somethings living in Runcorn, a small town in the North West of England. The show's main cast members include Will Mellor, who plays Gary Mckinley, and Natalie Casey, who plays Donna Gallagher.

At the start of the show, Gary and Donna are a couple who are navigating their way through life in their mid-twenties. Their closest friends are their flatmate, Jonny Keogh (Ralf Little), his girlfriend Janet (Sheridan Smith), and Louise (Kathryn Drysdale), the group's resident airhead. The show is set mainly in The Archer, a local pub where the group frequently hang out, get drunk and find themselves in absurd situations.

While Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is a comedy, it touches on real-life issues faced by young adults. The show deals with the struggles of trying to find a job, financial insecurity, relationships and self-discovery. It's full of quotable one-liners, cringe-worthy moments, and raunchy jokes, making it highly enjoyable for anyone with a sense of humor.

The show is known to be quite controversial, often pushing boundaries with its content. It deals with taboo topics such as sex, drugs, and alcoholism, which is perhaps why it is so well-loved by its audience. The show has received several awards, including the 2002 Royal Television Society Award for Best Comedy Performance (Will Mellor).

One of the key aspects of the show is Gary and Donna's on-again, off-again relationship. They have a very turbulent relationship, which often causes the group to implode. Gary is a cheeky chappy with a bit of a heart of gold, while Donna is the quick-witted, sassy and fiercely independent woman. Their relationship develops throughout the seasons, and the show brilliantly captures the ups and downs of their relationship.

The supporting cast is just as essential to the show's success as the main characters. Jonny and Janet are the couple who are always on the verge of breaking up, but somehow manage to stay together through thick and thin. Louise is the "dumb blonde" of the group who is smarter than she lets on. She often finds herself in trouble and says the most ridiculous things, leading to some of the shows most hilarious moments.

The show's setting in a small town pub is a recurring theme in the show, as the group often find themselves in ludicrous situations. The pub is also a setting where the group can open up to each other and talk about their problems. Through their drunken escapades, the group comes to rely on each other and form a real bond.

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps ran for a total of eight seasons, each season containing a different number of episodes. The show's themes about self-discovery, relationships and financial insecurity remain relevant to young adults today, which is why it has such a loyal following.

In conclusion, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is a hilarious sitcom that captures the essence of young adulthood in a small town. The show may not be for everyone due to its raunchy content and taboo topics, but it is a show that anyone with a sense of humor is sure to love. Fans of the show will undoubtedly miss the antics of Gary, Donna, Jonny, Janet, and Louise, as the show has become a cult classic among young adults.

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Two Pints and a Packet of Crisps - Episode 7
7. Two Pints and a Packet of Crisps - Episode 7
January 1, 1970
Janet arrives back from hospital with Wesley and Tim, minus an appendix, and there is no sign of Gaz. When she catches him creeping back into the house things quickly take a turn for the worse. Gaz is facing a huge dilemma, while Janet and Wesley demand he makes a decision.
Two Pints and a Packet of Crisps - Episode 4
4. Two Pints and a Packet of Crisps - Episode 4
January 1, 1970
Janet has become a Police Community Support Officer and tries to gain Gaz's respect by making her first arrest. Louise is worried that Janet is a better mother than her so she dresses like Janet and tries to improve baby Louise's IQ. Wesley tries to fit in with the gang by learning what he sees as the Runcornian way of life, eating pasties, shimmying like Tim, and borrowing the other's clothes.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1970
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (65)