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Friends with balls

<p>Have you seen this show <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/coupling/">Coupling</a>?  Brenda &#38; I happenned across this show on the BBC America network recently, and have now seen several episodes.  Why just this very evening we listened to an ass monologue that confirmed our initial reaction to the show: it&#8217;s really, really funny. </p>

<p>Centered around a bunch of friends and their sex lives, it&#8217;s admittedly not breaking any new ground.  But it&#8217;s chock full of witty writing and beautiful people.  It is, in essence, &#8220;Friends&#8221; with balls.  The twenty somethings are all &#8220;shagging&#8221; like bunnies, just like our American pals Ross n&#8217; Rachel n&#8217; &#8216;Phebes&#8217; n&#8217; &#8216;Mon&#8217; n&#8217; Chandler and of course Joey, but they are so much more interesting, and even the stupid ones have more intellect than the vapid blonde whores on &#8220;Friends&#8221;.  </p>

<p>Of course there are bumbling male characters, but none are the whiny babies like Ross that make you want to crawl through the television screen and snap Ross&#8217; head off like a grape when he goes into that extremely annoying yet seemingly patented pout mode, complete with daintily kinked eyebrows and sickeningly nasal whine.</p>

<p>If you have access to the program, I suggest you have a looky-loo.  Our local cable commany is running it on <a href="http://www.bbcamerica.com/genre/comedy_games/coupling/coupling.jsp">BBC America</a>.</p>