Gavin and Stacey has everything you could want in a TV show. It has romance, bromance, drama, a very strange goth and an inappropriate old lady. The show follows the romance of English Gavin and Welsh Stacey who meet over the phone through work. Their romance blossoms and the first episode picks up as they are about to meet each other in person for the very first time.
Throughout the three seasons, their relationship goes through all manner of trials and tribulations – some the audience can relate to and others which are a bit far-fetched (but make for hilarious viewing). Written by James Corden (who plays Gavin’s needy best friend Smithy) and Ruth Jones (who plays Stacey’s odd best friend Nessa), has some unbelievably sweet moments that would make even the toughest viewer’s bottom lip quiver.
Supporting the main cast are Gavin and Stacey’s family members who provide depth and background to the main characters, and help give the viewer the impression they know the characters well. A notable standout is Welsh standup comedian Rob Brydon who is perfectly cast in the role of Stacey’s not yet out but definitely gay uncle Bryn.
Perhaps the best part of this show is the relationship main character Gavin has with his best friend Smithy. It is reminiscent of JD and Turk’s relationship on, though slightly more dramatic and less cheesy.
While Corden and Jones have categorically ruled out the possibility of a fourth season or a movie, Joanna Page (Stacey) recently mentioned during a chat show interview that the show had indeed been commissioned for a fourth season. Whether a fourth season is made or not, the first three seasons (and Christmas special) are more than enough to have people saying “you schlaaag” and “oh, what’s occurring?”