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Coupling (TV series)

Coupling is a BBC comedy series that began airing on PBS stations in the United States in late 2002. It centers on the dating and sexual adventures and mishaps of six single friends in their late 30s, often showing the three women and the three men each talking amongst themselves about the same course of events, but in entirely different terms.

Coupling has been described as the funniest thing since Red Dwarf. It has also been suggested that it's what would result if one did a series like Friends but made the characters as dysfunctional as those in Seinfeld, and made the show focus pretty much entirely on sex.

Like Seinfeld, at least some of the characters in Coupling are based on real life people. The producer and writer also happen to be the prototypes for the lead characters in the show, and share the same names.

Coupling ran three seasons on BBC. The series ended when NBC lured away the producer and writer to do an American adaptation of the series, which NBC is reportedly hoping to position as a replacement for Friends.



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