Please Like Me

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Please Like Me - Season 1

On the 28th of February, the new Australian series Please Like Me kicked off with two episodes on ABC 2. The series was written by Josh Thomas (Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation), who’s also a famous comedian in Australia. Speaking of Josh Thomas, he also portrays the main character on the show, who is also named Josh. Coincidence much?

The story is about Josh, properly portrayed by the hilarious Josh Thomas who really knows how to act as a socially awkward boyish twenty-year-old, who lives together with his best friend Tom, portrayed by Tom Ward. (Note that not all the characters share the name with their actor). Josh’s life seems quite all right now that he’s almost turned 21, but one day everything changes.

As comedian Mae Martin once put it, ‘Some people are born gay, some people achieve gayness, and some people have gayness thrust upon them’. And that last part of the quote is what it felt like when I watched the main character. Wait for it, you’ll understand it when you watch the first episode.

The story begins with Josh breaking up with his girlfriend, Claire, portrayed by Caitlin Stasey (Neighbours), and that day he also realises he’s actually gay. This provides us with many awkward but very funny “you’re my ex and you’re gay” moments. Well, to realise it is an overstatement, he kind of just goes with it. As a gay guy almost reaching mid-twenties, I find it hilarious to see how his character never really admits he’s gay, he’s just having a gay relationship without really talking about the subject. He’s introduced to the odd and okay-ish-looking Geoffrey, portrayed by the brilliantly fake-confused Wade Briggs, when he tells his best friend about the break-up and ends up going out with him. But that, however, is not the only turmoil going on in his life all of a sudden. His single mother, Rose, played by Debra Lawrance (Home and Away) who portrays a woman with a depression and a mid-life crisis brilliantly, winds up in hospital due to her depression and Josh has to move back in to keep an eye on her. His clumsy, single father, Alan (David Roberts), is trying to make sure Rose doesn’t find out about his new and much, much younger girlfriend from Thailand, Mae. And then there is Josh himself. He’s “socially challenged”, to put it subtly, and is very frank with basically everyone.

The story deals with Josh exploring his sexuality and his friendships with his best friend and his now ex-girlfriend. The series also deals with having to grow up all of a sudden, having the realisation that your parents do not have the answer to every problem you’ve got (let alone be the source of most of your troubles), and basically having no idea of what’s going on. Just like me. And probably you.

The series, Please Like Me, is inventive, far too short with only six episodes, highly recommendable, and pretty damn funny. The entire first season has now aired and I am genuinely hoping it will be renewed for a second season. Please Like Me season 1 is now available on DVD in Australia.
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