Fortysomething (2003) live action, TV – UK

Comedy, drama
Episodes 6
Duration 49min
Score 7
Directors Hugh Laurie, Nic Phillips
Writer Nigel Williams
Cast Hugh Laurie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock, Lolita Chakrabarti, Emma Ferguson, Neil Henry, Joe Van Moyland, Peter Capaldi, Charlie Covell, Siobhan Hewlett


Paul Slippery is a fortysomething year old doctor. He can’t remember the last time he had sex, one of his sons is a jerk, one can’t keep a job, one never goes to school and the other doctor he works with seems to have it for him. One day he wakes up and can hear voices.


So… when I read that he could he voices, I expected it to be like a What Women Want type deal. It wasn’t. He heard the odd thought in the first episode and then it was completely ignored until the final episode.

It was sort of boring. It’s just this show about a middle aged man and his not so perfect family and not so great job and all the things that happens in their lives.  There was something to at least giggle at every episode though.


So… I guess I’d say watch it if you’ve nothing else to watch. It’s got a couple attractive actors and it’s short.


My Family (1, 3)


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