Starstruck - Series 1

Starstruck. Image shows from L to R: Jessie (Rose Matafeo), Tom (Nikesh Patel). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Starstruck

Comedy about a 20-something juggling two dead end jobs who discovers she's slept with a film star

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Sitcomfan64

  • Sunday 25th April 2021, 10:51am
  • England
  • 839 posts

Rose Matafeo's sitcom. I've only seen episode one but I liked it a lot. There's a lovely charm to her writing, the conversations sound real and the humour isn't forced. Also from a personal standpoint, having worked in a cinema, her interaction with the customer was painfully accurate.

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alison blunderland

  • Sunday 25th April 2021, 2:51pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 73 posts

I love it but there's NO way those girls could afford that flat in Hackney.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Monday 3rd May 2021, 11:19am
  • England
  • 839 posts

This is quickly becoming my favourite new series of 2021. Matafeo and Sneddon really manage to infuse it with a sweetness that doesn't feel tacky or too saccharine, and it's refreshing to have such a likeable lead character in a word where the narcissism of Fleabag is celebrated as this ideal that writers should aspire to.

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Aaron

  • Monday 3rd May 2021, 7:01pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts

The first episode was very, very sweet. It's nice to have a new series that's not bitter and cynical. (So far.)

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Sitcomfan64

  • Tuesday 4th May 2021, 9:44am
  • England
  • 839 posts

Just finished it. Now it is definitely my favourite series of 2021. The final episode especially had some lovely moments, the goodbye chat with her best friend being the highlight.

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alison blunderland

  • Wednesday 5th May 2021, 11:14am
  • United Kingdom
  • 73 posts

'You haven't seen British comedy until you've seen Manuel absolutely struggle with some plates.'

Lovely line.

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KM378

  • Monday 10th May 2021, 10:22pm [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 5,638 posts

I want to add my voice to those lauding this series.

It's really, really good.

It's not the three-laughs-per-page kind of surrealist comedy I usually like, but it is wonderfully sweet and, at least a few times per episode, very funny indeed.

Imagine a Richard Curtis movie where you don't want to reach into the screen and strangle every single motherf**king character to death. That's what you get with Starstruck.

The main thing it has going for it is Rose Matafeo herself. She drives the show with the force of her effortlessly charming personality. She's incredible.

If you liked her on Taskmaster, you'll LOVE her on this.

For those of you worried about the transgender thing - don't worry about it. It's established very early on in the series that Rose's character menstruates.

All in all, I really loved this series. Matafeo is wonderful and I want to see her in many more things in future.

If I had to draw one criticism, the inter-racial relationship bothered me. People should stick to their own skin color when it comes to dating.

Other than that one minor issue, I loved it!