Join the Goodman family for their weekly Friday night dinner in this quirky comedy with a stellar cast. It’s a time for food, family, bickering and being treated like a kid again.
For the Goodman family, Friday night dinner is just like Sunday lunch: just take two days away, add on an extra course and you’ve pretty much got it.
Adam and his brother, Jonny, view Friday night dinner as a necessary annoyance. Necessary because they get fed, and annoying because, well, they have to spend the evening with Mum and Dad. It’s not that Mum and Dad aren’t wonderful. They really are. But Dad slugs ketchup straight from the bottle, Mum is obsessed with Masterchef and even Grandma likes to wear her new bikini around the house.
As for the next generation, there is much consternation that Jonny’s girlfriend, Alison, is nothing less than ‘madeup’ and not even the Internet can sort out a ‘female’ for Adam. Maybe this is because Adam writes jingles for toilet roll adverts, and Jonny’s favourite party trick is to jump out of bin-liners onto unsuspecting victims. Of course every family has its foibles, its rituals and its eccentricities. It’s just that the Goodmans have made something of an art form of theirs.
Wonderfully played by an ensemble cast, Friday Night Dinner is a truly original series about growing up but not growing away. It marries the ground-breaking with the familiar and best of all, it’s really, really funny.