Absolutely Fabulous: Series 1 (1992)


Series 1
Absolutely Fabulous

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Air date: Nov 12, 1992
Air date: Nov 19, 1992
Air date: Nov 26, 1992
Air date: Dec 3, 1992
Air date: Dec 10, 1992
Air date: Dec 17, 1992

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Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edina (Jennifer Saunders) smoke, snort, and swill their way through life in this acclaimed British comedy series. Series one sees the ladies arrange a fashion show, try to get fit, and go to France. Edina also celebrates her fortieth birthday, AbFab-style, and Patsy bravely attempts to go to work.

Critic Reviews for Absolutely Fabulous Series 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Occasionally you get a genuinely fearless woman or two, like Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French, and they proceed as if there were no weight of history on them as they write uncompromisingly accurate comedy like Absolutely Fabulous.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Hilarious in jokes and off-the-wall observations on life from the two opinionated, amoral main characters top off this riotous show.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Absolutely Fabulous is exactly what it is titled as, and that's no hyperbole.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Jennifer Saunders, who writes the show and plays Edina, can evoke both laughter and sympathy just belly-sliding down a flight of stairs.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Once past its shock concept, however, Ab Fab (as its overseas fans call it) simply doesn't have the punchlines to match the wonderfully over-the-top performances of Saunders and Lumley.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

What's best, even now, is the physical comedy.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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Saunders and Edina are forces to be reckoned with from the very beginning of Episode 1, when Edina wakes in her fashionable bedroom well after dawn has cracked.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

But the characters are originals, and "AbFab" has the courage of its convictions, encouraging audiences to find humor in such recent comedic taboos as substance abuse or mistreated offspring.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Absolutely Fabulous: Series 1

  • Dec 27, 2018
    Ab Fab gets off to a great start with this fantastically funny first series.
  • Nov 28, 2018
    Absolutely Fabolous. Even though I’m not native english speaker I find this show hilarious. Patsy and her lines are just incredibly funny. Totally love it! ??
  • Dec 12, 2017
    This show is hilarious. I love them.
  • Dec 24, 2016
    omg loved it, very funny
  • Nov 08, 2016
    YES the beginning of brilliance.
  • Aug 25, 2014
    The most intelligent, witty, funny and still actual texts ever written to a TV show. By Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French.
  • Apr 30, 2014
    A great start to a fantastic series!

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