Awful and old fashioned.
I watched Episode 1 after hearing it was as good as the amazing 2004 hit "The Worst Week of my Life", which apparently has the same writers also showcases Ben Miller once again in the lead role. But I was SO disappointed, and thought I'd give episode 2 a chance - but nope - same reaction!
It blows my mind how the BBC can axe successful original programmes such as 'Silk' and yet invest so much in rubbish sitcoms such as 'Josh' (which is getting a second series) and this.
The cast is stellar, but for some reason even they can't seem to make the material coming out of their mouths seem genuine and natural. The whole show seems forced and desperate for laughs when there really aren't many to speak of.
The characters are too.....caricature - y! Over exaggerated in ways that people in real life just don't behave - like Abbey and her obsession with having hotel slippers to wear in the house, and Murray's assistant who is in love with him and not subtle about it!
And as the characters are so unrealistic - like Murray's father in law being distraught to his daughter's marriage split to the point of not being able to speak - it makes you not care about what happens to them. The only scene I liked was when Murray's wife starts telling her hairdresser that she left her husband the night before - and it turns out her mother is next to her and has heard every word.
I won't be watching anymore as I doubt it will improve, and the characters will become even more ridiculous - and judging from Twitter many others won't too, with a few saying the line "I want my Life Back!"