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The Worst Week of My Life
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TV Series
    (March 12, 2004-December 22, 2006)
    BBC
    14 episodes
    2 series of 7 episodes each
    Ben Miller as Howard Steel
    Sarah Alexander as Mel Cook-Steel
    Alison Steadman as Angela Cook
    Geoffrey Whitehead as Dick Cook
    Emma Pierson as Sophie Cook
    Raquel Cassidy as Cassie
    Janine Duvitski as Eve
    Dean Lennox Kelly as Dom
    Ronald Pickup as Fraser
    Hazel Douglas as Granny Cook
    Chris Langham as Barry Turner
    Premise: In the week leading up to their wedding, each day brings new catastrophes
    In series two, it was the week leading up to the birth of their baby
    Two words: Black cloud!
    It was very predictable in that we knew things would constantly go awry.
    The characters were unrealistically tolerant and forgiving of Howard Steel's screw ups.
    Some of the joke set ups went on overly long.
    It was not politically correct, it mocked the blind and gays.
    It relied on slapstick and dark comedy.
    Many claim it ripped-off 'Meet the Parents,' which was released four years prior (2000).
    Despite the predictability the situations were quite humorous.
    The writers prepared for the success of the series by merely changing the week before the wedding to the week before the birth of a baby, to get a second season.
    The stories were well planned out that each episode was exactly one day in the life of that week.
    BBC promoted it as 'The Planes, Trains and Automobiles for weddings.'
    The series creators claim they were working on the series prior to 'Meet the Parents' and that any similarities are mere coincidence.
    Co-star Sarah Alexander had great success on TV's Coupling.
    If you like 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' or 'Meet the Parents' this series is for you.
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 81.82% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 20 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 51 Votes: 74.51% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 147 Votes: 62.59% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 80 Votes: 57.50% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 74 Votes: 67.57% Annoying
 
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