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Gemma Jones Gemma Jones | 17:08 UK time, Thursday, 11 October 2012

Tom asked me out at school today, and no, we're not 10 we're 40 (ish) which makes the whole asking me out in the playground awkward. Everyone looking.

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Tom asks Gemma out for a drink/dinner thingy: AWKWARD

Fran said I should be thrilled about a date with the school's do-able Dad. I mean, the last date I went on was... well it was with... it can't be... God, it was with my ex-husband!

Wait, did I even go on a proper date with Jason? Does him not charging me for a coffee class as a date?

It seemed to go from Jason giving me a free coffee to "Do you take this man to be your..." to ex-husband to "No Gemma, I can't have the kids this weekend because my bonkers Swedish girlfriend is waxing my toes"!

Forget Jason, Fran says I must prepare emotionally and physically for my date with Tom. She is a good friend but I don't know what she's talking about... and I can't get my brain off Billy - which I need to because he's my son's friend and half my age with eyes that make me.... stop it Gemma!

Billy (Robert Sheehan) and Gemma Jones (Sarah Alexander)

Billy (Robert Sheehan) - lovely eyes, and Gemma

Fran says if you're interested in more than one man then the way to decide is to have them strip to the waist and wrestle.

I'm not sure Tom and Billy would agree to that, although I'm sure I could sell tickets and make a lot of money out of that as an event.... that's not the point. The point is...

Wait! I know! A MAN LIST, good, yes a list, I'm more of a list woman than a wrestling woman.

I'm not against men wrestling - or women wrestling for that matter but.... enough! Think lists.

Reasons to date Tom
- He has luxurious hair, good yes, strong hair = strong man. Tom has the hair of a matinee idol, and he's admired - by other women - from afar - and up close.
- He's kind to animals and small children... At least I think he is, his daughter's hamster is six which is a record I think! He says he feeds it warm milk and honey when it 'sniffles'. Do hamsters sniffle?

Reasons not to date Tom
- He says 'sniffles'.

Reasons to date Billy
- His voice. Is that a reason to date a man - his voice? Yes, because... I mean... it's certainly a reason not to date a man eg Orville - vocally off-putting -although technically Orville's not a man, he's a bird, but he's voiced by a man and....
- Eyes! Billy has nice eyes, two of them. Lovely eyes in fact - for a fact in fact.

Reasons not to date Billy
- He's young, not really young but youngER - than me.
- He's also Alfie's friend. Which means the list leads me back to Tom.

This list thing isn't working.

Gemma Jones is the lead character and Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina are the writers of Me And Mrs Jones.

Me And Mrs Jones begins on Friday, 12 October at 9.30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. For further programme times, please see the episode guide.

Comments made by writers on the BBC TV blog are their own opinions and not necessarily those of the BBC.


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  • Comment number 1.

    I don't watch 'Friday night' sitcoms generally and now I know why. Is it just me or are these story-lines intentionally shallow and pointless? I'm worried - maybe that's what BBC thinks is entertainment. And what's with the youth always teaching the clueless parents a lesson, on love and relationships of all things. Oh and falling for their children's friends, seriously. Please could we all grow up (I'm talking to you producers) stop reading your kindle copies of 50 shades of grey and find some content for us to aspire to before the weekend?

  • Comment number 2.

    I think this episode was so great and am gripped on the Gemma-Billy story line! What is so wrong with having a brainless comedy on a Friday night after a week at work? All the characters are brilliant and loving the writers work! (Wish they were writing a new series of Green Wing though too...)

  • Comment number 3.

    1 Word .... PAP!!

    I like light harted sitcoms - You should get Ruth Jones with the next series of Stella

  • Comment number 4.

    its good

  • Comment number 5.

    Why does it have to be one or the other - is mutual exclusivity the preferred road for this hard-working, intelligent, stressed woman? What's the problem with being involved with both to round out her life? The show could tackle new ground by smartly enabling her to have strong, positive relationships with all three men who provide her with (perhaps) confidence, growth, and fulfillment (Jason, Billy, and Tom). IMHO, Tom is the least interesting - "You have really nice teeth.." (Really?)

  • Comment number 6.

    What a waste of acting talent. The storyline could have been written twenty years ago. I won't be watching next week.

  • Comment number 7.

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  • Comment number 8.

    well written,carefully funny,(miss coupling so much)..will be a definite watcher!

  • Comment number 9.

    absolute tripe - exactly the same story as a serious drama from ITV a few weeks ago. Except, ITV did it much better. ITV better than the BBC.. not very promising

  • Comment number 10.

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  • Comment number 11.

    I loved Coupling and am glad that I watched this new show because its just as good you have an avid watcher can't wait for the next show.

  • Comment number 12.

    With the dreadful state of BBC comedy these days.. I was wondering whether the BBC actually have a clue what comedy actually means? If you think that The Royal Bodyguard, Big Top, In With the Flynns and now this one are funny. I suggest you buy a dictionary and look up the meaning of the word.

  • Comment number 13.

    Currently on the BBC there are two sitcoms that I can watch and re-watch - Gavin and Stacey and Me and Mrs Jones. I can't comment on non BBC channels as I watch through IPlayer, however as a creative writer I have tried to work out why I want to watch. They are both fast paced with back stories that grip as much as the main story. They both use the power of three - 3 men, 3 women, 3 children etc. They both bring a new side to every day life and taboos - as did The Royale Family. And they both have a superb cast who make the writing work. Well done Rusling and Messina and the cast of Me and Mrs Jones.

  • Comment number 14.

    I think it is a very well made romantic comedy! It is so entertaining and amusing! All the actors are absolutely brilliant! I love watching it, it is a fiction so... relax and enjoy it :-)

  • Comment number 15.

    We watched the second episode of this and immediately went to look for the first one on the i-player. Ok, so its a bit corny at times, but very watchable. I like the put-downs from the Yummy-mummies at school. The cast are all good - we especially love Robert Sheehan.

  • Comment number 16.

    I'm loving this actually. It's supposed to be comedy, and it's supposed to be entertainment, and it ticks both boxes for me. I think the chemistry between Billy and Gemma is beautifully portrayed and very believable - it avoids slipping over into tacky, which might easily have been the case. Nathaniel Parker is great in his first real commedy role - Tom's character has so much potential an I hope we get to see more of that. This is on my favourites list!

  • Comment number 17.

    I loved this episode, but I loved last weeks even more. Great series with a good cast. I would love to see more of this, and read more of Gemma's blogs.

  • Comment number 18.

    I am insanely excited to see the BBC embracing something that differs from their norm! I'm not going to lie, it's not the ultimate best thing I have ever seen (I like to be kept on tender hooks and Billy and Gemma's relationship has progressed extraordinarily quickly...) but on a friday night when you've had a long week, it's perfect, and its nice to see the BBC showing us a different and perhaps a more modernistic approach to their 'Reithian' values on education...sometimes life lessons, such as unconventional love's existence and single parenthood solutions and issues, are the best education one can give...but in a light hearted way that gives everyone a hell of a good laugh as well as hope for people who believe they are past young love! Smashing stuff!

  • Comment number 19.

    This happens to be the most clunky writing I've seen in a long time and the delivery is cringeworthy, however, Robert Sheehan on Friday nights, it could be worse!

  • Comment number 20.

    Some people are so hard to please. It isn't necessary for every production to be award winning in order to entertain. I am quite capable of enjoying things which are just average. I am really enjoying this series and I really look forward to Friday night.
    If you don't enjoy watching this series then don't keep watching it and leave the rest of us who are enjoying it to do so without strewing your negative comments all over us.

  • Comment number 21.

    Ohhhh so loving this show! Very funny, well scripted, hilarious characters, laugh out loud. Please keep it coming, we love English self deprecation at its best, with dreamy Irish boy and mad Swedish woman thrown into the mix, can't wait for next week.

  • Comment number 22.

    Loving it! I never make the effort to comment on things like this but I felt I needed to let you know how much I am enjoying Me and Mrs Jones. I can relate to the lead character (gemma) who is btw a great actor with fantastic facial expressions and I find the programme a pleasure to watch on a Friday night and a nice release from the day to day grind of a busy working life with 2 young children. It's light-hearted, it's witty, it's well-filmed with a fresh, confident script... but it's not trying to be too clever - just enjoy!!! Its easy to watch but feeds the soul. Thank you to the creators, to the actors and the BBC!

  • Comment number 23.

    Being from the Netherlands, I'm a bit surprised by some of the comments on this show. A couple of them seem to be quite harsh? Well, i like this show.
    I've seen all three episodes, and I'm looking forward to next week.

    I like the way Gemma's character is played, she seems the right actress for this role.
    She made me laugh several times, which is a very good thing after a full and busy week. That's what this show is all about for me, nice relaxing moment, and something to look forward to next week. If you want and expect real depth here, a rom sitcom might not be the right programm to watch really?

    It's was a bit funny at first to see Nathaniel in a comedy role, but i have to be honest, i quite like his performance. Sometimes, change is good. I also like the chemesty between Gemma and Billy, somehow i hope things get "complicated" for them in the near future... Despite the age difference, they seem to fit together.

    Needless to say, i like this show. A lot!

    Thanks BBC and writers...


  • Comment number 24.

    I love it so far. Not everything has to have a serious message. Hope it run few more weeks and Mrs Jones and Billy and up together.

  • Comment number 25.

    Fun and credible programme, nice pacy script but why have the writers made Alfie such an idiot? Lazy, untidy, unhygienic - all acceptablle and amusing in context but he is just not funny - and nor actually appealing to women - caricaturised oaf. Slobbing around his mum's house - entirely credible. Gong on the prowl after all her middle-aged friends - just feeble and tasteless. Just wouldnt happen. . Ger rid of him - the show's good enough without - or give him a personality transplant. Correction, just give him a personality.

  • Comment number 26.

    I think for a Friday night sitcom it is highly entertaining. What I love about it is to go along with plot, to understand each and every character e.g. I can see bits of Mrs Jones in me, so when she does something highly amusing I can relate to her. For what I have seen so far I have enjoyed and I hope it continues.

  • Comment number 27.

    Oh nooo, Alfie is such a lough and the show without him would not be so hilarious! Jonathan Bailey’s acting is excellent!! :-)

  • Comment number 28.

    it's great. the chemistry between Gemma and Billie is very real and very interesting. i also feel little pieces of direction are excellent e.g. gemma's moment after billie moved out, etc.. (it's fun too that it doesn't take itself too seriously e.g. Billie leaving 'late at night' yet sunshine shining in through the window blinds and in through the front door as he left - all great fun!)

    the problem is the general feedback doesnt seem good enough at the moment to make a second series seem likely. not sure how to change that. can only hope some viral thing will happen ref the chemistry point above. can you plant things somewhere in twitter land etc?

    whatever happens thanks to all who had a part in this lovely series

  • Comment number 29.

    I think the values are good too - people making positive moves in life, trying to find love, trying to make the best of things, move forward.

  • Comment number 30.

    Pointless or not. This is a fiery, hilarious and a rather good sitcom. The storyline is just the job for a Friday night - and beats some of the appalling comedy and Friday night replays of movies and shows which were axed years ago.

    Already a Billy-Gemma shipper! The writing is excellent and gripping and one of the shows which I can watch over again, without getting bored first time. Great work from the actors! Especially Sarah Alexander, Nathaniel Parker and Robert Sheehan! It deserves more credit! Can’t wait for the next episode. Any chance of any more promo's?

  • Comment number 31.

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  • Comment number 32.

    I am a big fan of both the actor of Tom and Billy. I don't understand when someone can say a TV series is pointless, surely the point to them is to entertain and I believe this is really entertaining- really good combination of comedy and romance- I love it. This is apparently based on a book as well, so I really like to see what they may have altered or kept in the story line. I find recycling things that may have been popular in the past into a more up to date version really good because you can - as long as you've done it right- make sure it will be a success. Please keep going. :)

  • Comment number 33.

    I'm not a fan of sitcoms as some are just cringe-making. I watched the first episode on iPlayer out of curiosity (I love the song of the same title) and found I really liked the show too. The characters are nicely drawn, not 2 dimensional, recognisable from real life, best of all is the attention to the fact that women who have had kids and are carrying a lot of responsibilities continue to have strong feelings, including being sexually attracted to other (sometimes much younger) people, and may face difficult choices about what to do. Putting that across in a sympathetic and humorous way is a big ask but I think the writers and cast have done a great job so far. The gender factor is interesting because if it were a 40-something man with a 20 something romantic interest, this would be much more predictable and probably much less entertaining.

  • Comment number 34.

    This is a great sitcom, Gemma is lovely.
    And it doesn't have that awful canned laughter!

  • Comment number 35.

    I think Gemma should be with billy co tom is to over the top and billy really likes her and she thinks of billy all time and i think she might be alright with billy.

  • Comment number 36.

    I Love this new comedy and the storylne between Gemma and Billy is captivating and believable.
    Great acting!

  • Comment number 37.

    Hi, I’m Oriane one of the co writers of Gemma’s Blog and Me and Mrs Jones. It’s great to see that so many of you have taken the time to respond to both the blog and the show generating such an interesting conversation.

    Comedy is something that an audience can judge for themselves pretty quickly. As a viewer, you’re either laughing or you’re not! So its great to hear Dolceluna describing Me and Mrs Jones as a “well made romantic comedy” which is how we’d imagined it when we were writing. Kate Arnold’s comments about it being “a really good combination of comedy and romance” echoed what we’d hoped audiences would feel along with Caroline 30 something saying “It's light-hearted, it's witty, it's well-filmed with a fresh, confident script...”

    However, as a comedy writer you have to accept that not everyone is going to like your work. Comedy ignites passionate responses and you never know what that response will be until you put it out there. I fully appreciate CougarGirl, Eric and Zleda’s passionate responses. It’s frustrating to see something on TV that doesn’t resonate with you. There is no middle ground in comedy and that’s what makes it such an exhilarating and exciting genre to work in. It creates debate and disbelief in others’ responses – if it doesn’t make you laugh you can’t understand why others do and vice versa.

    I’m pleased to read Nico and others views on Sarah Alexander’s performance along with comments about the chemistry between Billy and Gemma. We wanted audiences to believe in their relationship and invest in it as the series went on. This is down to our cast bringing the characters to life and both Fay and I felt amazing lucky to have Robert and Sarah breathing life into Billy and Gemma and it’s great Shabbychick found their relationship “captivating and believable” alongside Izzy saying “I can see bits of Mrs. Jones in me”.

    Comedy will always divide viewers so its important there are many different styles available on the BBC, a healthy variety of comedy will always create passionate interesting debate.

  • Comment number 38.

    I love this. Of course it's ridiculous at times, it's all about escapism - who on earth wants to see 'real life' when they watch a comedy programme? We want to see a heightened reality, something just the right side of unbelievable. I'm a big fan of Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling and I confess I tuned in to the first episode with some trepidation wondering if it could be as entertaining as some of their previous work, but it is. The characters are beautifully portrayed by the brilliant cast and I really believe in the main plot. Plus, Robert Sheehan! Thank you for bringing him to my Friday nights!

  • Comment number 39.

    I'm finding this really slow and actually annoying.....The love story is soooo predictable and rather BORING!!! .......Bore Off!!

  • Comment number 40.

    The script muddles along and after 15 minutes or so, I just get annoyed with this rather than finding it entertaining. To call this a comedy is against the Trades Description Act.

  • Comment number 41.

    Billy and Gemma! Tom is slightly creepy. I think she should chose Billy, her heart all ready has, her heads holding her back.

  • Comment number 42.

    Absolutely love this show. The attraction between Gemma and Billy is believably sexy. Don't know if they will or won't but I am certainly enjoying the journey finding out. Well done to everyone involved but especially Gemma and Billy.

  • Comment number 43.

    Am fan of writers and Sarah from prev comedy series and the rest of cast are great too! It really pulls the heart strings and superb use of towels and hallways! More of same please:)

  • Comment number 44.

    Two words for you; Robert. Sheehan. He was my motivation to watch and I'm glad I did, it's endearing lighthearted fun. I look forward to it each week, tonight I actually yelled out "just go after her!!" when Gemma went to leave the party, Billy just needs to summon the courage to tell her he doesn't care about other people and neither should she! Alfie would get over it as he has the emotional maturity of a toddler, he would probably forget the next day anyway!......you see, look at me, reading far to much into it for my own good! It's coming to an end and I for one will be sad to see it go. And Robert Sheehan won't be on my tv every week...this makes me all kinds of devastated.

  • Comment number 45.

    Loving this wee comedy on a Friday night! Yes it's silly, predictable and cheesy but so what? We need some fun at the end of the week! I must say the main reason I watch it is to swoon over Robert Sheehan.... gorgeous and a great actor too! Those eyes...!!! I would!

  • Comment number 46.

    A rocking sitcom! I was delighted by the charismatic charms of this show, and to think in a few more episodes it'll be over!
    Its content is usually everything I despise in this world, but the good sense of storytelling, is like simply walking through the wardrobe into Narnia!
    With all the hype of these American TV shows, it's always nice to have an absolute British comedy on our screens, full stop on a Friday night. With all of the Vampire Diaries to get your teeth into (no pun intended..) and The Big Bang Theories humour, it's hard not to get caught up with Americanised humour and cut short on what makes us British - At least some people on the BBC actually know what it means!
    The writing is excellent, simple but beautiful! Pure genius! The cast is always and forever rather victorious!
    The romantic tale of it all is just so love worthy and all you can keep screaming with the Billy/Gemma coupling is; "Just kiss her already!" Am I speaking Klingon or something?.. but it's Robert Sheehan, seriously! How can reject that sexy Irish-ness!
    I suppose it’s just been one emotional ride for Gemma but a crackin' great job the team has done putting it together. It's like Green Wing met How I Met Your Mother (Well, something like that). Really chuffed with the watch that me and my sister never miss an episode!
    A very intriguing, entertaining and inspiring accomplishment for the BBC, I must say!

    And Gemma, make sure you choose Billy, you know you want to. ;)

  • Comment number 47.

    What a great comedy! Must say the first two episodes were very funny and yes Billy and his Irish accent mmmmmm,... But! I have started loving Alfie (and his birthday dance!), Inca and her amazing character and Gemma's friend Fran - hilarious!!! Quite sad there's only two episodes left.

  • Comment number 48.

    I think this comedy show is boring, my brain cringe everytime the characters speak, what a poor writing. And Oriane, I found your comment so patronising and annoying as the the show itself. However, I have t agree with you when you said there is a public for every show - yours is a tasteless one.

  • Comment number 49.

    I love this show but I missed last night's episode. Is there a repeat broadcast at anytime during the week?

  • Comment number 50.

    Love it, love it, love it. Briljant show. Thumbs up for Oriane and Fay. I 'am Dutch and I frequently watch BBC comedy's and detectives, because of their high quality and entertainment value. Me and Mrs Jones completely hits these categories. I can feel the tension between Gemma and Billy in my livingroom! And Tom is hilarious silly. (briljant, totally different role of Nathaniel) The casting is perfect. I can't wait to see how and when the romance between Gemma and Billy will continue. Will they get each other, I really do hope so. So.... when is it friday again :-) :-)

  • Comment number 51.

    I love Me and Mrs Jones. I am a huge romantic comedy fan, but more so in books and films than sitcoms. I didn't always think that the will-they-won't-they scenario would work as well in a sitcom, and have often found attempts in the past drowned out by the comedy. But the chemistry between Gemma and Billy is sizzling, and their almost-kisses leave me squealing with frustration - I've watched *that bit* in episode 2 so many times on iPlayer I'm surprised I've not worn the tape out ;) . I love the writing, I love the acting, I love the casting. I even - though it pains me to admit it - love the Olly Murs theme tune. There HAS to be a second series of this, there just has to be. Are you listening BBC?

  • Comment number 52.

    i love bily he is yong and fit abd that what you need gemma

  • Comment number 53.

    @ 48 Luciana
    I find your last commend rather offensive. Grosse and unnecessary generalisation in my book. If you don't like the show, don't watch it!

    The comedy show has a great set up and I like the story lines. But, I find Ms Alexander a tat bit overacting, especially with the eyes. However the character of Gemma is heartwarming.

    Billy, oh yes Billy what can I say? *drool* Great casting job with Robert Sheehan.

    I got rather confused after the last episode. It ended with Jee-son and Inca breaking up. However in the preview of the next we have a ring scene. Which means she is back... Not sure if the Swedish people are happy with the Yoda type of speaking English caricature...

    I'll keep watching for all the RS goodiness however it hasn't left me in stitches (yet).

  • Comment number 54.

    The series keeps on getting better and better in my opinion. I love Nathaniel Parker as Tom, but Robert Sheehan is a talent as well. Everybody is so well cast. I can't believe that there are just 2 more episodes to go. Please BBC give us series 2. And speaking about the ring scene, you can see it on the BBC Mrs Jones page, and then things might be a bit more clear to people.

  • Comment number 55.

    I have never blogged before or liked a sitcom but in our house this programme is comedy genius. We discovered it by accident after leaving have I got news for you on and are hooked. It's partly because the unconventional family structure resonates strongly and Alfie's traits are so recognisable in my older son it makes his antics even more hilarious. The chaos of the school run with the younger half of the family and the condescending Nigella mums when you get there are equally well portrayed. The parents evening sketch with Neil Morrisey was brilliant and Inka's every line is hysterical. In fact the Billy/Gemma/Tom storyline is the least significant part of this comedy for us, it makes us feel more normal and gives us a lot of belly laughs in the process. THANK YOU!

  • Comment number 56.

    I know everyone is going to have their own opinions on M&MJ, but I, personally, am really enjoying it - I'm hooked. It's not just me though, my friends and family all watch it on a Friday night and anyone who's been introduced to it enjoys it.
    The acting is top-notch with some really well known actors, whom I wouldn't have imagined acting together - but it works. There are some side splitting moments and every week something happens I wasn't anticipating that takes me by surprise. The script is extremely funny and cleverly written; it really is gold.
    It flows naturally and you find yourself getting really involved with the characters as they are very 'normal' and able to relate to; you recognise people and situations. They're just funnier because they're very slightly amplified. You find yourself rooting for Billy and Gemma, whilst feeling sorry for Tom but laughing at his weirdness.
    I could rave for ages on my love for the show but basically I would definitely watch a second series and am very much hoping they will make one. *Hint hint*.

  • Comment number 57.

    Me and Mrs Jones, a brilliant New refreshing Romantic Comedy. the writers got this one spot on, really enjoying it. Half hr of Bliss on a friday night, thankyou very much.
    Please,please,please can we have a second series.

  • Comment number 58.

    Gently funny sitcom with a change from the normal run of the mill subject matter. Really hoping that Gemma's conundrum is not completely solved at the end of the series because would love to see another one next year. Loving the high production values. More please.

  • Comment number 59.

    I love this program and can't wait for a second series.

    The writers are very talented especially Fay Rusling (not sure about the other one - she's just the 'eye candy'.

  • Comment number 60.

    Hmm. Has some funny moments. Some parts are overdone - the ghoulishly sensible child of Tom, the caricature ice maiden - and it is when things aren't over done that it is at its best. Don't think this premise can be stretched to another series without something in the storyline moving on - at the moment the only changes are happening in the background. The blog is just plain lazy - one post and then nothing? I dislike blogs written in character *anyway*, I'd rather hear from the actors and actresses out of character giving some perspective, but if you're going to do that then surely a "blog" can't just be one post and then nothing?

  • Comment number 61.

    Hi Quakermass #49

    The episode guide isn’t listing any repeats but episode four is available to watch and download in iPlayer until Friday, 30 November.

    Hope that helps

    Eliza Kessler
    BBC TV blog

  • Comment number 62.

    Can't believe only two episodes of the series left. I hope there's a second series.

  • Comment number 63.

    Billy most definately Billy you must must choose Billy :-) he is beautiful and so sweet and lovely and he so likes you and thinks lots of you and he is very grown up and mature for his age. Tom sweet but boring :-) I will be sooo dissapointed in the BBC if they go for the boring safe option or worst put you back together with your ex ha ha!! And yes I am aware this is not real lol :-) but i will be so gutted if you dont end up with the beautiful Billy :-)

  • Comment number 64.

    I love this show so much!!!!!!!!!!!i never really like these types of story lines!Gemma and billys relationship makes my tummy flip! that's how cute it is!pick him!he is beautiful,kind,sweet and adores Gemma(what more could you want)! Tom is boring and he is too nice to hurt his feelings.I love this show so much!happy i happened to stumble across this series!love it!never EVER want it to end x :)

  • Comment number 65.

    Hi. I love Me and Mrs Jones, I think it is a delirious comedy, very funny. Each character is so different, they all seem wonderful in their way of being. The actors make their performance to perfection, I love Tom, Nathaniel Parker plays this character very well, that looks like a snob, but in reality it is a very sweet and sensitive man. Gemma is perfectly played by Sarah Alexander, the poor woman reminds me of the characters in the Almodovar film, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", she does not have a single moment of tranquility. The feeling between Gemma and Billy is very well represented, and it is very believable. And I love Alfie character, is very, very funny.
    I'm very curious to know who will stay with Gemma at the end. I can't wait!!

  • Comment number 66.

    definatly go for billy tom is a bit of an old man , i will be soo annoyed if the bbc dont get you together with billy i might even stop watching all bbc programs

  • Comment number 67.

    i am in love with billie

  • Comment number 68.

    So enjoying this series. Likeable characters, a silly tone ( in a good way) and a relationship to root for in Gemma and Billy. Loved the line where Gemma is told she looks like a young Jane Seymour. Sarah Alexander is excellent. Congrats to Messina and Rusling.

  • Comment number 69.

    I am enjoying this series and the cast obviously gelled and work so well together. I have laughed out loud and love the day to day activities which turn into awkward situations. It is well written and the interaction and situations are excellent. As to Gemma and Billy or Tom - of course Billy but the boringly realistic person I am is wondering how she would be able to have any sort of relationship with him with so many people coming and going so she will probably land up with Tom.

  • Comment number 70.

    really love this - beautifully written - laugh out loud funny - and wonderfully acted - Nat Parker and Sarah Alexander in particular are brilliant. Highlight of my week.

  • Comment number 71.

    I find some of the comments on here really quite amazing. If this show is really that good, then people have set their expectations far too low. We really all need to be far more demanding of the BBC in terms of quality and expectation. Even Mrs Browns Boys is a more sharply observed document of modern family life than this and it actually makes you laugh.

  • Comment number 72.

    Why would people set their expectations low. Everybody has a different kind of humour. I don't like Mrs Browns boys at all, but I love Me and Mrs Jones. I hope there will be a second series of it for sure, and I am looking forward to see the 2 episodes that are still to come. And as you can see, not all comments here are positive about Me and Mrs Jones.

  • Comment number 73.

    I absolutely love this show! It is the highlight of my week and I even wish deadlines to come quicker so I get to watch another episode.

    If this gets commissioned for a new series then i will be ecstatic, Go Gemma and Billy! (also i have a soft spot for Robert Sheehan)

  • Comment number 74.

    I have totally fallen for this show. But come on BBC 6 episodes? Rubbish!!! Give us more!!

  • Comment number 75.

    I love this show. I knew Billy when he started out in Misfits, he was funny, cute and drop dead gorgeous then. I really hope that Billy and Mrs Jones get together and tell Aflie and get it on Whoop, Whoop!! Go Billy. If only i was Mrs Jones :). Hope this show keeps going. It's so good, even Inka.

  • Comment number 76.

    I want to say that Me and Mrs Jones is currently my favorite show. Gemma and Billy's relationship is so believable and adorable, everything is well-acted, and I adore the comedic scenes! Please give the show a second series!

  • Comment number 77.

    I absolutely love this show, the writing is really well observed, funny and thoroughly enjoyable. It's great to have some writing from women about women who are over the age of 30! It also manages to be romantic without being slushy and Billy is gorgeous! A really great cast, please make sure there's another series.

  • Comment number 78.

    new to this fun series. i like it x

  • Comment number 79.

    Feel so sorry for those few sad people who "don't get it" with this wonderful comedy. It is biting and screamingly funny. Follows all the best traditions of british comedy with new hilarious directions, believable and fanciable stars and excellent writing. I watch it with my family and we can't wait for the next episode. Up there with some of the very best british comedies and therefore one of the best in the world. We love it love it love it! Please please please write a second series. We'll be waiting! Destined to be a classic. Often the way with cutting edge stuff, you get the "haters" who will never be persuaded. Don't worry about them, cater for those who love this brilliantly crafted little show and keep it up for those of us who appreciate it!

    Thanks and this is why we love the BBC.

  • Comment number 80.

    I lol'd ALOT at tonight's episode! And then I squealed like a girl. It was all very embarrassing. Judging eyes on me in my house......totally worth it though. I. Just. Freaking. Love. It. Whilst I am team Billy and Gemma all the way, I loved everyone in this episode, it was an excellent ensemble episode and the kiss was just the icing on a brilliantly constructed episodic cake :)

  • Comment number 81.

    Watched it tonight and it's really growing on me. It has a good feel to it and makes you want to watch the next episode...and I'm a man! Also my kids like it. Particularly like the two men.

  • Comment number 82.

    I have not laughed so much in ages! Each week this programme has tears streaming down my face. LOVE it.

  • Comment number 83.

    I am loving this series, it's awakened this 30 something mum and given her hope! Billy gives me those flip flop feelings in my tummy too, makes me feel young again. So glad Gemma kissed him on the bathroom, and what a hysterical laugh out loud vomit filled bathroom scene. Can't wait to see what they'll do, how will they tell Alfie?

  • Comment number 84.

    Ps. Please can the series be put up on I-player think I may have missed the first episode....

  • Comment number 85.

    OMG I love, love, love this show, can't wait for my Friday nights. Come on BBC there has got to be another series !!!!

  • Comment number 86.

    This is a brilliant program. Comedy gold. I haven't enjoyed anything so much in years. The writing is perfect and the cast is wonderful. Gemma totally has to choose Billy, he's devastatingly cute and he has a lovely light-hearted smile. And he teases her - she'll have fun with him. I was so glad he put his foot down tonight and they had a good snog.

    Alfie will get over it, he has a new BFF to console him and Tom is obviously still in love with his ex so it's all good.

    I agree with all the others who're happy to see Robert Sheehan on their screen on a Friday night. I don't know why the people who don't appreciate this program bother to post - they should go and be miserable somewhere else.

    Oh yeah, WHAT WAS IN THAT TEXT??? I'll be awake all night wondering.

    Second series? Third too please!

  • Comment number 87.

    I absolutely LOVE this show. I am so sad that the season 1 is ending already. I love the storyline between Billy and Gemma cuz its just so sensual and romantic. I cant wait for another season!! I hope that it does:)

  • Comment number 88.

    I have never commented on a programme before but I absolutely love this comedy. The connection between the two characters is brilliant and I can't wait to Friday evening to see the next episode. I am always sad when it ends and can't believe there is only one episode left.
    Please do a second series.

  • Comment number 89.

    Alfie suspects already after the kiss in episode 2 - that's my guess. Remember when he asked Gemma if she was having a hot flush in ep 3? He's already over it. Anyway, no-one bats an eyelid about Jason and Inca and that's the same age gap isn't it?

  • Comment number 90.

    I love the writing and the chemistry btween Gemma and Billy. I am in my early 20s but I almost wish I was in my early 40s so I can meet my Billy. Their chemistry is soo electryfying. I would soo love a second season of the show. I love how funny and lovable the characters are and can't wait to have them on more friday nights

  • Comment number 91.

    Congratulations to the writers and the BBC!!! I do look forward to Fridays!! This is just what some of us need on a Friday night - light, fluffy, hilarious comedy with the warmth of romance, (or maybe heat?) And the "corniness" does have its place!!!! I'm tempted to ask for an hour per episode, if there is a next series, but that would probably kill off the light fluffy bit, eh!?

  • Comment number 92.

    Love this series and particularly last night's episode. Robert Sheehan is delicious! I can't wait each week for the next episode. I seriously hope there's another series. Fridays won't be the same without it.
    When is the episode 6 going to be on, as it's Children in Need on next Friday 16th?

  • Comment number 93.

    Hi niccornwall i believe its on Friday 23rd Nov at 930. So basically the week after Children In Need.

  • Comment number 94.

    I think the series is getting better. I wish there will be season 2 I love watching Billy and Gemma. The episodes should be a little longer though because there are many characters and 28 long episode is not enough for telling their stories.

  • Comment number 95.

    I love the show. It gets better every week. Especially loving alfies baguette date last night.
    Please bbc can we have another series.
    Friday nights are not going to be the same without my RS fix :-(

  • Comment number 96.

    I am loving this show. It really tickles me and I can't wait until next Friday. Gemma is a fab character and the chemistry between her and Billy is fun to watch. Can't wait for more!

  • Comment number 97.

    Absolutely love this series. Wasn't sure at first, but now I'm really into it. A whole 2 weeks until next one - can I survive???

  • Comment number 98.

    I wasn't too sure about Me and Mrs Jones when I first heard of it, but now I make a point to watch it each week. It's something new and fresh which isn't seen much now in TV. I've loved every week so far, it's just a shame we only have 6 episodes... =( Most UK comedies are only 6 episodes per series, where as in places like America they're having 23 episode per series. I'm not saying we need 23 episodes, but at least we could maybe have more than just 6. I'm hoping for another series. =D

  • Comment number 99.

    ABSOLUTELY LOVING THIS SHOW! Throughly enjoying the storyline and the cast is great! Gemmas mad ramblings are so funny and the flirting between her and billy is endearing! Don't know how I an going to last for two weeks without it! 6episodes is not enough in my opinion and really hope they do more and another series! Keep up the great work!!

  • Comment number 100.

    This show is seriously the funniest thing out there at the moment. Not much makes me laugh but i'm having to pause the TV during Me and Mrs Jones purely because of me laughing so much.

    I swear, the character Billy has gone so far towards making me realise what love/really liking someone is supposed to feel like. His eyes are amazing.

    This show is the main thing that gets me through the week, it better have a series 2 cause i'm getting all of my friends into it!! And i have a LOT of friends... well, people who'll listen to me at least. :P


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