To there are a few things that give me guilty pleasures in life. One is the BBC comedy show “Absolutely Fabulous”. It is a ridiculous series, introduced to me by a long forgotten ex-girlfriend, but it never fails to bring a smile to my face. The tales of Edina Monsoon, Patsy Stone, and Saffron always put me in a happy mood.
One of the best episodes is “Small Opening” a tale of a play written by Saffy (Saffron Monsoon) about her life, and if you have been a long time viewer, you will be able to mouth many of the classic lines.
Best line: Near the end of the first run, there was a scene with Edina and Patsy in the bathroom, and Edina asks Patsy what she sees in the mirror. The answer: “A mirror, looking fabulous.”
It is why I keep BBC America on my cable subscription.