YMMV / Gavin and Stacey

  • He Really Can Act: Smithy's increasing emotional depth in the second series elicited this reaction to James Corden from many reviewers.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Oh! Doris! Where's the salad?!"
  • Moral Event Horizon: Stacey trying to get pregnant without Gavin knowing. She stops taking her birth control for over a year, and doesn't think to ask him whether he's ready to be a father.
  • Retroactive Recognition: James Corden guest-starred in Doctor Who twice and now hosts The Late Late Show.
  • Tear Jerker: The letter from Stacey's dad in series 1, episode 6.
  • Wangst:
    • Stacey's endless longing for home in series two. Being homesick is one thing, but she's actively rude and spiteful to Gavin and his family, and throws a tantrum simply because she isn't getting her own way.
      • Stacey's prone to this, her wangsting over not being able to have a baby right there and then.
      • Although they have been trying regularly for well over a year with no results at all, which has to get kind of worrying.
    • Pam tapdances in this trope frequently with some of the issues she throws up, be it her complaining at Mick and Gavin following her misunderstanding of a no-carb diet, to an utterly jerkish moment in the Christmas Special where she begins screaming at Stacey and her family because Gavin has opted to take a job that will allow him to be closer to Stacey.