Stath Lets Flats

Stath Lets Flats

TV-MA

An utterly unique shot of ludicrous character comedy that ranks among TV’s very best

The Very Best

9.5

TV Show

United Kingdom
English
Comedy
2013
ANDREW GAYNORD
Al Roberts, Christos Stergioglou, Jamie Demetriou
30 min

TLDR

That’s “Stath Rents Out Apartments” for you non-Brits out there.

What it's about

The buffoonish Stath (Jamie Demetriou) struggles to convince his father that he’s capable of taking over the family’s London real estate business.

The take

Stath Lets Flats is so incredibly quotable that watching just its first crop of episodes will likely give you a whole new vocabulary. Even after spending three full seasons with the titular Greek Cypriot real estate agent (played, as no one else could, by series creator Jamie Demetriou) and his sister Sophie (Natasia Demetriou), it still feels like the show is inventing new ways to nonsensically butcher the English language. Maintaining total unpredictability and never letting the gags get stale is no easy feat, but Stath Lets Flats never even gets close to that, remaining utterly original — and, more importantly, hilarious — from its slapstick-heavy opener all the way through the emotional rollercoaster that is the show’s three-season-strong run. Though its existence feels criminally short, the blessing of this being unlike any other sitcom (old and new) means it has infinite rewatch potential — putting it up there with the very best of TV comedy, period. Sold!

What stands out

There’s really no overstating how good this is. Stath Lets Flats is a masterclass in comedy writing and acting, with its superlative cast going full balls-to-the-wall with the gloriously silly, cringe-inducing material. That the show is also so stealthily emotionally involving is further testament to the God-tier level it’s operating at.

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