Is Catastrophe The New Best Thing On TV Ever?
Channel 4's new sitcom Catastrophe premiered last night to rave reviews...
Penned by and starring British comedian Sharon Horgan and UK stand-up Rob Delaney, the series follows two singles whose surnames rhyme who enjoy a one night stand, only to find out they're going to have to live with the consequences of their night together (and a subsequent hook up in an airport stairwell) forever.
Well… we've all been there, haven't we?
They make the undeniably unfathomable decision to go ahead and have a baby, based on the fact that they get on really quite well after a week of… erm… more shagging.
Will it be a Catastrophe? Only time will tell. But the series itself certainly isn't. Twitter was raving about the quick-witted, ascerbic and uncomfortably honest comedy last night. Even the famouses loved it.
— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) January 19, 2015
After Broadchurch ep 3 why not tune in to Channel 4 for gloriously good new comedy #Catastrophe with and from Sharon Horgan & Rob Delaney?
— boydhilton (@boydhilton) January 19, 2015
— damon beesley (@bwarker) January 20, 2015
Loooved #Catastrophe last night. Most engaging (and funniest) C4 comedy for years.
— Ed Lilly (@edlilly_) January 20, 2015
— Emma Burgess (@LaPigeonista) January 20, 2015
— Sarah (@SarahMc1986) January 20, 2015
In short, Catastrophe has firmly earned itself a series link from us. Here are the hilarious Horgan and Delaney talking about their writing process for your entertainment.
Don't miss Catastrophe, Mondays at 10pm on Channel 4.