This Life – the one-off special
This Life was part of the cultural zeitgeist of 90’s British television. Coupling and Cold Feet might share the title of being the ‘British Friends‘ but this was the more mature, explicit and totally captivating cousin that ran for two years between 1996 and 1997. It launched the careers of Andrew Lincoln (aka Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead) and Jack Davenport, who went onto Coupling and then a whole host of movies from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise to Kingsman: The Secret Service.
This Life was the show about a group of 20 somethings that had lots of sex, drank, did drugs all the while juggling sexuality, careers and the the joys of house sharing. Our own lives were never this wild. The show reunited the core cast for This Life +10 in 2007 and while it might not have reached the heights of the original show, it was still wonderful to see Egg, Miles, Anna, Milly and Warren once more.
It’s also worth noting the one off revival of Cracker in 2006, but it couldn’t hope to meet the gritty brilliance of its predecessor.