“Shit on it!”
“Friday Night Dinner depicts Shabbat dinner in the middle-class secular Jewish Goodman family, reflecting writer and producer Robert Popper’s own secular Jewish upbringing. It is set in suburban North London, and filmed there, in Mill Hill. The family consists of mother Jackie Goodman (Tamsin Greig), father Martin (Paul Ritter), elder son and musician Adam (Simon Bird), and younger son and estate agent Jonny (Tom Rosenthal). The episodes follow the family as the sons arrive at the family home and proceed to their dinner, which is often interrupted by numerous things. Most frequently, it is disrupted by Adam and Jonny pranking each other, Martin’s oddities and their strange neighbour Jim Bell (Mark Heap), who is attracted to Jackie. Jackie’s best friend, Valerie “Auntie Val” Lewis (Tracy-Ann Oberman), is also a frequent visitor, as was Jackie’s mother, Eleanor “Nelly” Buller (Frances Cuka). Martin’s mother, Cynthia Goodman (Rosalind Knight), referred to as “Horrible Grandma”, was an occasional guest to the Goodman household.”
I’ve watched this show since it started. I’ve probably watched every episode at least 5 times. I love it!
It’s so funny, well written and every character has their own reason why they are my favourite.
I would have to say though, my ultimate favourite is Jim…
The final episode of the latest season has just aired and although there has been no official announcement I expect that was the last one ever.
What a finale! Thanks Robert Popper!
I will miss it but I know I will still watch it over and over!
Now, the theme song…
“Animal” is a song performed by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. It was released as the first single from the band’s 2009 self-titled debut album on 17 February 2009 through Columbia and Downtown Records. Written by the band alongside Henrik Jonback, “Animal” is a pop song with instrumentation provided by horns and staccato synthesizers. Lead singer Andrew Wyatt has explained that it has an ambiguous meaning; its lyrics can be interpreted as dealing with matters such as addiction, basic instincts or dissatisfaction when one’s needs are not met by society.
This is the original…
This is the version used as the theme song for the show…
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