Known as the British "Friends", Coupling is a sexy, hip new comedy that gives you an insight into how the opposite sex ticks. Bold, hilarious and provocative, Coupling features six friends - involved, formerly involved, or looking to become more intimately involved with each other - who get down to the basics of love, lust and relationships. They find themselves in bizarre and compromising scenarios, revealing their deepest secrets, confusing the clearest issues and generally making their way through relationships. Seinfeld and Friends, meet Sex and the City!
This witty, instantly addictive British series could also be called Chaps or Squelchy in the City. Coupling charts the tangled sex lives of a close-knit group comprising "exes and best friends": womanizer Jack, hapless nice guy Steve, "strange and disturbing" Jeff, uninhibited Susan, neurotic Sally, and manipulative Jane. Coupling may inspire feelings of déjà-view. The obvious frame of reference is Friends (Steve and Susan are the Ross-Rachel equivalent), but this series also echoes Seinfeld in its coinage of catch-phrases (although it's doubtful that "the boyfriend zone" will replace "master of your domain") and plotlines (in episode one, Steve tries to dump Jane, who refuses to accept). But Coupling has its own fresh and provocative takes on relationships. At one point, a furious Susan discovers that Patrick not only had a videotape of the former couple having sex, but that he also taped over her. An American remake is reportedly in the works. Didn't the Fawlty Towers knockoffs, Amanda's and Payne, teach us anything? --Donald Liebenson
Loved it every bit as much this time as when I saw it on telly! Much prefer it to Sex in the City.Published on May 12 2013 by Rosie
This series is deliciously funny. The episodes are uncomfortably true and the situation comedy expertly performed by an assemble cast.Published on April 16 2013 by Allen Crosgrey
Don't buy this DVD unless you are prepared to buy the entire series. You will fall in love with the characters and will need to know how their story lines continue to develop. Read morePublished on June 14 2004 by Maggie
I first began watching "Coupling" two years ago when I caught a showing mid-episode on BBC America. The network had a "Coupling" marathon the following week with all of the... Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by rnorton828
Coupling is like Men In Black one and two. Its like seeing the same movie twice except the second is not even have as good as the first. Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by Chad
I love Coupling- I bought this DVD some time ago and pop it in whenever I want to sit back and laugh. Read morePublished on April 16 2004 by K. J. Blake
I've grown up on a steady, if small, dose of British comedy; it's very different from American comedy -- stand-up comedians in America are really funny, but sitcoms rarely are. Read morePublished on April 2 2004 by Dilip
Yes, the topic is sex, but frankly, if you don't bust a gut watching this, you're probably dead.
I dislike most British comedy, in fact, the only other one I like is Fawlty... Read more