WARNING: Vicious spoilers
Another British series comes to an end in way too soon a fashion. We weren’t ready for Downton Abbey to be over. And we’re certainly not ready for this. After two seasons, ViciousÂ returnsÂ tonight with itsÂ final hurrah — a one-hour series finale.
If you haven’t heard of Vicious, the Brit-com brilliantly stars Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as two longtime partners who are, yes, vicious with each other, but at the same, it’s clear the two love each other more than anything else on this earth. At the end of the second season, the two married after being together for a long (long) time.
According to PBS,Â the very special episode “charts a year in the lives of the beloved leading partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) and their friends Violet (Frances de la Tour), Ash (Iwan Rheon), Penelope (Marcia Warren) and Mason (Philip Voss).
Preview of “A Year”
- Freddie and Stuart may be of a certain age, but they are still very randy gents. Their bond is unbreakable. Their sex life: unexpectedly healthy.
- There are plenty moments that will cause laughter, but there’s also one event that might cause some tears.
- Each character gets his or her own chance to shine. This series finale definitely highlights the love that exists between Freddie and Stuart. But it’s also about the love that exists among this entire group of friends.
- Freddie and Stuart show how ultimately selfless they are. And, yes, I did include the words “Freddie” and “selfless” in the same sentence. What they do for Violet and Ash is pretty amazing.
- Stuart does something for Freddie that is simply marvelous and helps validate Freddie’s existence as an actor.
- There’s a scene between Violet and Ash that’sÂ so good. And it’s not because she’s trying to get into bed with him. She gives him some advice that he needs to hear. Violet/Ash’s strange friendship has been one of our favorite aspects of this entire series.
- Another favorite scene involves the entire cast but it’s the interaction between Freddie and Ash thatÂ made us realize that theÂ connection between McKellen and Game of Thrones‘ Iwan Rheon is so very special and enjoyable.
The cast chemistry is at an all-time high which makes this ending even more crushing. But the show goes out on a high. We’ll miss it.
The series enderÂ of PBS’ ViciousÂ airs tonight at 8/7c on PBSÂ — check your local listings.
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