Most of us have been there.
It hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year, (yes, that’s a Friends reference, and it couldn’t be more appropriate), and you can’t wait to sit down with your bestie to debrief over an alcoholic beverage or three.
That feeling of relief as the warmth (from your friend as well as from the wine) kicks in as you settle down for your chatfest has been captured perfectly in the new web-series from comedians Jess Harris and Emily Taheny – ‘Wine, a bottle shared is a problem halved‘ – and it’s the most relatable thing you’ll see all day.
Here’s a peek at an episode on their Facebook page, which is called, funnily enough, ‘Wine, a bottle shared is a problem halved‘:
The series follows two best friends who love nothing more than doing (a small portion of) what women do best: share their lives with each other, support each other – oh, and enjoy wine with each other.
It’s every conversation you’ve had with your girlfriends over a glass of wine, and you’ll laugh because, as Homer Simpson famously said, “It’s funny because it’s true.”
For example, in one episode, the conversation goes something like:
“Hang on, we’ll have more than one glass won’t we?”
“Shall we just get a bottle?”
“But I can’t have a big night, I’ve got a baby shower in the morning.”
The girls sometimes meet for dinner – and once, even in their active wear to try walking and talking – but it’s perfectly clear that they’re really mainly in it for the alcohol and exchange of essential information on the entire week.
And what comes out is an honest discourse between close friends about the highs and lows of life; which you might call ‘common’ if it were not so goddamn special.
These chicks are so endearing in their vulnerability. Most of us will relate to them, celebrate them, judge them, and even live vicariously through them, as we watch them play the ‘bestie beverage bonding’ game in each episode.
But don’t worry – there are some blokes in there, too. The series includes guest appearances by Ryan Shelton (How To Life, Rove, Hamish and Andy’s True Stories), Jackson Gallagher (Home and Away), Jonathon Schuster (Fancy Boys) and Samuel Watkins.
So relax with a cup of coffee – or a glass of wine – and let the girls remind you of one of your favourite times of the week: happy hour.
We promise they’ll instantly become your new happy hour heroes.
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