TV: Please Like Me is a refreshing comedy/drama series

Josh Thomas (left) and Wade Briggs in Please Like Me. (Photo: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Josh Thomas (left) and Wade Briggs in Please Like Me. (Photo: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Congratulations to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for picking up the Australian TV series Please Like Me, about a young man who discovers he is gay.

We tuned in to it quite by accident last night, and were fortunate enough to catch the first two episodes back-to-back in the series.

“How edgy for the CBC,” I remarked to my partner. “How refreshing!”

It stars comedian Josh Thomas as a 20-year-old whose world is turned upside down when he’s dumped by his girlfriend and introduced to a handsome young guy (Wade Briggs).

Throw Josh’s pals and divorced parents in to the mix, and you’ve got several storylines at the same time.

The CBC describes the series in one sentence with this: “Please Like Me is about boyfriends and girlfriends, growing up quickly and realizing that your parents are not heroes, but big dopes with no idea what’s going on – just like you.”

The series quicky won me over, and hooked me. I’ll be watching it every week. Fridays at 9 p.m.

— Jillian Page

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