If there is something that American television needs more of, it's the misadventures of your average former hippie turned entertainment industry yuppie. Ab Fab manages to be completely pointless, yet funny and somewhat surreal. Out of all the British comedies that you can find on BBC America and Public television, Ab Fab comes off in the most universal way.
Ab Fab centers around Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) as they generally slack their way through life. Edina and Patsy have enjoyed a lifelong friendship, enduring longer than Edina's two marriages. However, most of the time of their friendship has been spent in a daze, leaving Edina and Patsy middle aged and somewhat outdated. Edina has also managed to have 2 children during her marriages, the unseen Sarge and the intelligent Saffron (Julia Sawalha). Saffron, known as Saffy adds conflict to the plot, giving Edina and Patsy a central enemy at times.
This DVD set is wonderful, giving loads of extras and 3 seasons. You get loads of outtakes, mostly featuring Saunders rambling as she fowls up a line. I was completely satisfied with my purchase. There is an entire disc featuring loads of information for the Ab Fab savvy, inculding the pilot episode to Mirrorball. Also, news of season 5 of Ab Fab is coming to surface, giving all of us fans something to really look forward too.