Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan are a small glimmering light in an otherwise dull drab and fantastically unfunny program. I know its only the first episode of Episodes but i already thoroughly dislike John Pankow's Merc Lapidus character.
And it isn't that i dislike the whole cringe comedy genre. Extras, the office and curb your enthusiasm are some of my go to programs if i just want to watch something for 30 minutes. But all the comedy gained through uncomfortable situations is severely lacking in Episodes. Maybe the second episode is fantastic and the introduction of Matt LeBlanc is the real highlight, but i doubt it is and i doubt i will be watching to find out.