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Series: Him & Her

Him & Her (2010-) is a situational comedy which focuses mainly on the main characters, Becky and Steve, dealing with their wacky neighbours, friends and relatives. Hilarity Ensues.

The action rarely leaves Steve's (and eventually Becky's) flat, the focus is based more on the various characters, and their clashing personalities. While a comedy, there are more serious moments scattered here and there.

Tropes:

  • Adorkable: Steve. Just look at how he planned to propose to Becky.
  • Alcoholic Parent: Steve's mom Janet though she appears to be a functional drunk. She left early when visiting Steve on his birthday so she could crash an engagement party she wasn't invited to because there would be free drinks and kept one of the bottles of vodka she'd bought Steve for his birthday for herself. She almost always has or asks for a beer whenever she appears.
  • Alpha Bitch
    • Laura is a post school version of this trope. She's shallow, she's petty and self centred to the point where you want to reach through the screen and strangle her. Her smug attitude doesn't help at all.
    • Becky has very brief moments of this.
    • Steve's ex-girlfriend Julie.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Laura is this to Becky though Becky hides it well.
  • Attention Whore: Laura has the gift of turning every conversation back to herself, and acts as if someone's done her a great injustice should they talk about themselves. Her fiancee Paul can be just as bad at times.
  • The Baby Trap: Laura does this to Paul in season 2. She lies about being on the pill and reveals her pregnancy just before he has the chance to tell her he has fallen in love with a 16 year old "proper Muslim" and plans to leave her. She succeeds in the sense that he stays with her but it has backfired on her. As of Series 3, a wedding date has still not been set and the relationship has deteriorated further and Paul has distanced himself physically and emotionally. This has clearly taken an emotional toll on her that reaches a climax in Episode 6.
  • Bi the Way: Paul
  • Big Eater: Junk food seems to be a big part of the show. Both Becky and Steve seem to constantly be snacking on something.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Paul's son, Luke.
  • British Brevity: The first series has six episodes; the second has seven. The third had six, plus a Christmas special, and the fourth and final season five.
  • Butt Monkey: Steve. Poor poor Steve.
    • Shelly is this BIG TIME for Laura. She finally snapped in Series 3 and it was MAGNIFICENT!
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: One episode sees Steve all ready for some much needed alone time when Becky and co unexpectedly come back to the flat.
  • Character Focus: For a comedy, Becky has had a lot of character focus during series two.
  • Disappeared Dad: Steve's parents are divorced and we've yet to meet Steve's father although he did get a mention in episode 2 of the first season. We finally meet him in the series 3 Christmas special.
  • The Ditz: Shelly, but she's really very sweet.
  • Entitled Bastard: Laura is very much a female version of this. She's spoilt and expects the world to revolve around her, taking anything she wants from Becky and Steve's flat, occasionally stealing from Steve's wallet. Paul has his moments.
  • Fanservice: Becky spends a lot of time in long t-shirts and panties around the flat, her actress happens to have gorgeous slender legs.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Paul.
  • Honey Trap: Becky offers to let Steve watch her masturbate with a vibrator... in exchange for letting Laura come round to talk about Paul. Steve reluctantly agrees, just as Laura knocks on the door, forcing Becky to admit that she'd already called her.
  • I Resemble That Remark: Laura: "No one does me up my arse Steve... unless it's their birthday.."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Both Steve and Becky show signs of this now and again.
  • Jerk Ass: Becky and Laura's dad Nigel is a bully and an asshole who can't stand poor Steve. When Steve came to him to ask his permission to propose to Becky he threatened to break Steve's neck if he did so.
    • Laura. She's a merciless bully who is seemingly incapable of understanding how cruel she is.
    • Steve isn't one, but is treated as though he is.
  • The Lad-ette: Becky is a mild version of this.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Dan comes across like this.
  • Momma's Boy: The series 1 commentary mentions that Steve is a little bit of one.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Laura gives a particularly cruel and undeserved one to Steve in Episode 2 of Series 3. "You're a prick. You've got no job and you're going to die. There's nothing interesting or famous about you whatsoever."
    • A more karmic version however appears in Episode 6 of Series 3 when Shelly gives an extremely deserved one to Laura with brutal honesty about how she's becoming even more of a bitch as time goes on and how she'll eventually have no friends.
  • The Scapegoat: Steve is this constantly. Steve being held up by Becky taking ages to find a costume for a party? It's Steve who didn't want to come and ruined the party! Paul gets caught cheating on Laura? It's Steve's fault because he accidentally caused the truth to come out!
  • The Slacker: Steve and Becky. They rarely ever leave the flat and spend most of their time lounging in bed.
  • Wacky Marriage Proposal: Steve has one of these planned out for Becky on their first anniversary. Shelley showing up with a drunken Laura put those plans on hold as well as a misunderstanding involving Becky almost finding the ring. He pulls it together in the end though.
  • Wedding Day: The fourth series all takes place on Laura and Paul's wedding day.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Dan and Shelley in the first 2 seasons. As of season 3 they are officially seeing each other but keeping it from Laura for obvious reasons.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Paul cheats on Laura constantly. In the first episode of the series it was revealed he'd gone "back to front" with a Sporty Spice lookalike and this behavior has only continued as the show's gone on. In the sixth episode of Series 3, Laura believes he's cheating on her again when he says he's been doing pilates at the gym with his new friend Graham. He's not and Graham backs him up on this. Well... not with who she thinks he is. Graham isn't impressed by this act however and (seemingly) ends the affair.
    • In series 3 we find out that Janet has cheated on her boyfriend Mike with a friend of Paul's.

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