Comedy centred around a couple and their insufferable neighbours.

Two Doors Down - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-04-01

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Two Doors Down is a Scottish television sitcom, produced by BBC Studios that is broadcast across the UK at prime time. It was created by Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp and stars Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson and Elaine C Smith. Following a pilot broadcast in 2013, the first series began airing April 2016. A second series began airing on 21 November 2016. The show was recommissioned in December 2016 for a third series by BBC Two which aired in early 2018, as well as a Christmas special in December 2017. Two Doors Down won the Best Comedy award at the 2017 Royal Television Society Scotland Awards.

Two Doors Down - Critical reception - Netflix

Two Doors Down has received mixed reviews. Writing for The Guardian, Ben Arnold said the pilot for the series was “a mundane set-up, not helped by a woeful lack of laughs.” Writing again for The Guardian at the beginning of the second series, Arnold called the series “woeful”. The Arts Desk wrote that the series “owes an awful lot to both Abigail’s Party and The Royle Family, as well as socially awkward characters from any number of sketch shows, with equally broadly defined characters – only without the bits that make you laugh out loud.” Writing for RadioTimes, David Butcher said “Sometimes Two Doors Down is so uneventful it almost vanishes” but called it a “nicely sour-edged sitcom”. Conversely, writing for The Guardian, Zoe Williams said “this endearing ensemble BBC Comedy about a sort of Scottish neighbours has something-for-everyone humour.” Claudia Connell in the Daily Mail said “a beautifully observed, genuinely funny comedy about the hell of feeling compelled to socialise with people just because you inhabit the same stretch of pavement”. Euan Ferguson wrote in The Observer in December 2016 “BBC Two's Two Doors Down has it all. Wit, delight, long awkward silences, burps, bacon-farts.”

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