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