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It's crude, juvenile and short on action, but Stefan Golaszewski's comedy about a lazy, flat-bound couple still manages to be heartwarming.
Written by David Renshaw. The Guardian, 21st February 2013
Although the nominations haven't been announced yet, there's one BBC Three smash hit that is destined come out with a BAFTA on the night in February...
Written by Robin Darke. Sabotage Times, 22nd January 2013
Christmas or no Christmas, we join Becky and Steve in bed. They're tearing the meat from a turkey and dunking it in mugs of gravy. It's little moments like this that get to the heart of TV's sweetest, most believable love affair. The tranquillity can't last, though - inevitably Laura and Paul have soon arrived, toting their karaoke machine. They're followed by Dan and Shelley and Steve's long-estranged dad. Laura's her usual monstrous self - her unremitting hideousness is arguably the show's one false note - but there's a lovely, understated kitchen scene between Steve and his father which is worth the admission on its own. None of the bells and whistles of your average Christmas special, but a singular charm all of its own.
Phil Harrison, Time Out, 23rd December 2012
Christmas Day is a typically unsophisticated affair in Becky and Steve's grotty flat. Stolen champagne is sipped out of faded mugs, a half-gobbled turkey lies forgotten on the bed and Laura wields a karaoke machine with malicious intent.
Claire Webb, Radio Times, 23rd December 2012
The third Him & Her series, in summation, may not have captured my heart as much as the first two, but the ending has done a lot to keep me invested. Even if I am worried that the fourth series will be dull wedding preparations.
Written by Nick Bryan. The Digital Fix, 16th December 2012
Steve finally asks Becky to marry him, in Him & Her. This proposal is way better than Lord Walderhurst's [from The Making of a Lady ITV drama] - even though it all goes wrong, and it includes the line: "I get bored when you're on the loo." No, actually because it all goes wrong, and because it contains that line. Isn't that about as romantic as you can possibly get, to miss someone even when they go to the loo?
Poor old Steve (Russell Tovey) has spent the whole series trying to pluck up the courage to propose to an unsuspecting Becky (and stealing the ring back off her light-fingered sister Laura). Tonight is the perfect moment - their first anniversary - so your heart will go out to Steve when Laura barges through the door, even viler than usual. Don't forget to tune in to the Christmas special next week.
Claire Webb, Radio Times, 16th December 2012
There are so many dramas that drop us in on couples' relationships where you can't imagine what they saw in each other in the first place, that it comes as a surprise when you're confronted with a pair of living, breathing lovers.
Becky and Steve's flat has been burgled although - as her dad jokes - it's quite hard to tell. The latter proves even more badly behaved than his daughters, smarmily chatting up Shelley while Becky fumes and her mousey mum looks on dolefully. It's another beautifully scripted, superbly acted episode: awkward as a Harold Pinter play and as hilariously crude as The Inbetweeners. Most excruciating of all is a scene in which we finally see Becky's domineering sister and her under-the-thumb fiancÚ alone. Be warned: it culminates in a kiss that will put you off your supper.
Claire Webb, Radio Times, 2nd December 2012
The weekend schedules are packed with choice comedy at the moment. Like Him and Her, which is back on BBC3 for a third series. A little bit Royle Family (Becky and Steve never leave the flat), a little bit Gavin & Stacey, with a hefty dollop of toilet humour, it maintains just the right balance between scuzzy and warm and fuzzy.
"Too far," grunts Russell Tovey's character, Steve, at his good-for-nothing neighbour who's describing his toilet habits in stomach-turning detail. It's deliciously ironic in a comedy that revels in over-stepping the mark, especially tonight when we discover more than we - or Steve - ever wanted to know about his mum's love life. We also meet tarty Shelley's little boy who peers solemnly at his badly behaved babysitters from behind oversized specs. You'll squirm as much as you giggle.
Claire Webb, Radio Times, 25th November 2012
Step forward Kerry Howard. Her character, Laura, in BBC3's Him And Her is the most grotesque sitcom creature I've seen in some time. And having watched The Jeremy Kyle Show the most terrifying thing is, I'm sure people like Laura exist in real life. If exist is the right word.
I enjoy scenes where Becky and Steve are alone more than when their families drop round (which is almost every episode these days), so the opening of half-naked Becky with a hangover and Steve hiding wine and an engagement ring ready to pop the question were the most memorable.
Written by Dan Owen. MSN TV, 19th November 2012
This sitcom is as great as ever so why don't the BBC promote it more?
The Custard TV, 18th November 2012
What's interesting from the first episode is how much of the rest of the block you see, including a very awkward conversation between Steve and his neighbour, who we later see having a conversation with the lady downstairs about the state of Becky and Steve's flat.
Written by Elliot Gonzalez. 18th November 2012
A very welcome new series for this still-life of a domestic sitcom which - if it didn't feel like damning with faint praise - could easily be described as the jewel in BBC3's crown. So little happens in an average episode of Him & Her that the format begins to seem almost audacious. Tonight, Becky has a hangover which, along with a visit from the ever-tiresome Laura and Paul and the usual looming presence of Dan, conspires to prevent Steve from presenting the wedding ring which he has hidden in the plastic bag cupboard. But despite this potentially rather significant development, the plotting feels happily beside the point - this is carried by the spot-on, naturalistic dialogue and likeable, intuitive performances from leads Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani.
Phil Harrison, Time Out, 18th November 2012
"I never cringe at the script. My gross-out threshold must be quite high..."
Written by Claire Webb. The Radio Times, 18th November 2012
BBC3's cult hit returns for a third series, as disgustingly funny as ever. If you've yet to have the pleasure, our (anti) heroes are a couple called Becky (Sarah Solemani) and Steve (Russell Tovey), who spend their days loafing around their dingy, dirty flat, sharing everything from their toilet habits to the stale sausage roll they discover down the back of the sofa.
Claire Webb, Radio Times, 18th November 2012
A third run for the slacker sitcom begins with Steve returning to the mingin' cowp with lots of bags of crisps. "Beef, half-price, they were by the till." Becky is unimpressed but he's hiding champagne and an engagement ring. Surely not even an unannounced visit from Becks' vindictive sister and her plonker of a boyfriend can spoil the moment?
They're back - loveable slobs Steve (Russell Tovey) and Becky (Sarah Solemani) return to our screens this week in the third series of Stefan Golaszewski's acutely observed sitcom Him & Her.
Written by Morgan Jeffery. Digital Spy, 16th November 2012
Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani are back with the third series of Him & Her on BBC3 and romance is definitely in the air as Steve is searching for the perfect moment to propose to his live-in lover Becky...
What's On TV, 14th November 2012
As a new series of the hit sitcom Him & Her comes to BBC3, TV Choice talks to its stars Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani about what's in store for their characters Steve and Becky.
TV Choice Magazine, 13th November 2012
While Him and Her snatched the Best Comedy Performance gong at the Royal Television Society Awards, an insider revealed Sarah Solemani lost her trophy while celebrating.
The Sun, 12th November 2012
As a bunch of writers who spend most of our time drooling in front of the telly, it should come as no surprise that we identify greatly with Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani's slovenly lovers. For once, though, the crude couple may have something to get excited about, as Steve prepares to ask Becky for her hand in marriage. Now all he needs is the perfect moment to pop the question... shame Becky's currently nursing the world's worst hangover.
The star of Being Human and History Boys will return to BBC3 next month - and he's excited about the upcoming episodes...
Written by Ellie Walker-Arnott. The Radio Times, 23rd October 2012