27 December 2014 | ccn89
gentle & funny
It was unusual for ITV to show a long running sitcom in the 1990s; The Upper Hand was a rare exception. Even rarer was the fact this was a British remake of a US show, that actually works!
Here's a sitcom where everything comes together and just works. The scripts are funny, and the jokes never miss the mark. The acting is good, the theme tune catchy, and unlike most mainstream comedies post-2000, nothing is over-played or too silly, and the characters have a bit of depth to them. The show also manages to get the right balance between comedy and drama.
Highly recommended, and easy family viewing.