Below is episode 1 of Sebastian Thiel’s new BBC Three short-form digital comedy series “Just a Couple,” which follows millennials Mark and Shavon, and the trials and tribulations they face in a modern world of social media, “Netflix Cheating” and more, as experienced by two young people who love each other.
In 2013, we featured British writer/director Thiel’s 4-part web series, “Adots Apprentice,” a parody of Mark Burnett’s “The Apprentice” reality TV show franchise; we also highlighted his spoof of the comedy cult classic “Friday” titled “Friday UK.”
BBC Three’s “Just a Couple” isn’t a parody or spoof, however.
Michael Salami and Frieda Thiel star as the couple, Mark Johnson (who spends most of his time climbing out of holes he’s dug himself into) and Shavon Scantlebury (who sees both her partner Mark and their relationship like projects, which she likes).
The six-part series is produced by Big Talk Productions, and will broadcast on BBC Three’s YouTube channel and website in weekly installments, starting today, Thursday March 9th.
First, watch the trailer for “Just a Couple” to get a sense of what it’s like; and then watch the first episode which follows below the trailer:
And here’s episode 1 which premiered today: