Miranda Hart’s series called “Miranda” is a miracle, endlessly rewatchable, making us quite cross every time we reach the last of the 20 or so episodes produced. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on Hulu and Amazon Prime, so no excuse. She’s a gigantress with a posh accent who acts anything but posh, delighting us with her boundless goofiness and imagination. She talks to the camera/audience, taking us into her wacked out notions and adventures, pioneering a technique that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has taken and run with. The supporting cast is “Such Fun”, including her tiny best friend Stevie (Sarah Hadland) with whom she runs a joke-shop, her sexually-liberated mother (Patricia Hodge) who offers her daughter to anyone who will take her, and her chef friend Gary (Tom Ellis, currently in “Lucifer”) with whom she shares a will-they-won’t-they romance throughout.
The final episode aired on New Year’s Day in 2015 and Miranda Hart has been writing books, playing Miss Hanigan on stage, and making us wonder when she’ll return full-time.
Now comes word that the cast will be back for a 10th anniversary special (10 years from when the first series began) that will not be an episode of the show but rather a party hosted by Miranda, attended by the original cast members, and sporting games and comedy all sorts of merriment. Whatever form she wants to come back in, I’m fine with that.
It’s an exciting time since all my favorites have come back or are coming back: “Tales of the City”, “Gavin and Stacey”, “Last Tango in Halifax” and now this. Now if we can just get The Smiths back together.