Absolutely Fabulous is a British cult series of five seasons produced between 1992 and 2011. It follows two middle-aged women who desperately try to maintain their youth and who longingly look back to their days of glory as mods in swinging London in the 60’s. Eddy (Jennifer Saunders) runs her own PR firm and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) works at a top British fashion magazine. They try to stay hip by following all fashion trends, drinking copious amounts of alcohol and embarking on bizarre adventures. Their lifestyle inevitably gets them into one crisis after another, out of which Eddy’s daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha) has to pull them. Saffron on the contrary is a very proper but dull young woman.
Does it sound terrible? I assure you – it’s absolutely fabulous!
The series is available on DVD, but there are also quite a few whole episodes posted on YouTube.