Did we like it?
Yes, this satirical comedy from the makers of Peep Show was funny. And ultra daft.
What was good about it?
• The crude impressions of Posh, Becks and company made it funnier than if they’d been delivered with Rory Bremner-like accuracy. We loved the bizarre way everyone had to be addressed by name throughout so we knew who was who.
• The spoof gossip magazines and newspaper headlines.
• Kevin Bishop as the Artistic Alex Ferguson, bitterly jealous of Victoria. His was the best performance but we also enjoyed Becks (Oliver Maltman) and Posh (Daisy Beaumont)
• Sporty Spice’s moustache.
• The elusion to David Beckham’s affair using reverse psychology.
• The send up of Glenn Hoddle. The former England manager became a fortune teller, uncovering the skeleton card (Posh) and fool card (David Batty). A message from the other side helped him decide to put Becks into his side. “Kurt Cobain says I should start you. You’re in.”
• The portrayal of Geri Halliwell as a child with no confidence and Simon Fuller as a Fagin figure.
• Gary Neville’s best man’s speech in which he told an “amusing” story about an offside decision
• Victoria staying behind in England, waiting for the man from Hotpoint to turn up to repair the fridge
What was bad about it?
• Yet another swipe at Posh and Becks. (Haven’t they been lampooned enough already?) We know that he’s a good footballer with very little intellect hence his descent into modelling and we know she’ll never ever have a number one single (thanks to Sir Alex’s curse)