Guilty Pleasures: Absolutely Fabulous

To there are a few things that give me guilty pleasures in life.  One is the BBC comedy show “Absolutely Fabulous”. It is a ridiculous series, introduced to me by a long forgotten ex-girlfriend, but it never fails to bring a smile to my face.  The tales of Edina Monsoon, Patsy Stone, and Saffron always put me in a happy mood.

Patsy Stone in all her glory
Patsy Stone in all her glory

One of the best episodes is “Small Opening” a tale of a play written by Saffy (Saffron Monsoon) about her life, and if you have been a long time viewer, you will be able to mouth many of the classic lines.

Best line: Near the end of the first  run, there was a scene with Edina and Patsy in the bathroom, and Edina asks Patsy what she sees in the mirror.  The answer: “A mirror, looking fabulous.”

It is why I keep BBC America on my cable subscription.

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