Candy Cabs started on Tuesday evening and the three-part drama showed off a number of great actresses and actors including Jo Joyner and Paul Nicholls. The drama got over 5 million viewers on Tuesday and I for one am looking forward to the rest of the series
When I saw the advert, I decided to watch the drama as Eastenders regular ‘Tanya’ was shown in the advert several times. I have always thought of Jo Joyner as a good actress who can portray a number of different emotions so I believed it might be worth a watch.
The beginning showed a funeral and I was soon drawn in to the weird but wonderful characters appearing there. I was surprised to see Nichola Burley, the star of street dance making an appearance as the daughter of the late Shazza. Although this was a sad event, there was still some comedy with the fact that Shazza had passed away in Asda in the reduced bread aisle. The scenes with Jo Joyner (Jackie) talking to her late friend were quite poignant and provided sadness and comedy.
We soon learnt that main characters Jackie and Elaine played by Lisa Millett would be carrying on the business that Shazza had started before her death. The fact that Elaine had remorgaged her house so that she could use the money for the business provided some laughs on the way. The pink cabs were amusing, especially when making their way back in a straight line back to their seaside town home.
The programme also focused on the developing romance between Jackie and Tony played by the good-looking Paul Nicholls, which was quite sweet although it seems that there is more to him than meets the eye after a scene where he comes down to greet a child and a woman.Paul Kaye’s character was also quite amusing when arriving at the funeral dressed like an old cowboy. It will be interesting to see how his character develops and whether he builds a relationship with his daughter.
I really enjoyed the programme and it was funny to see Jo Joyner in such a different role with a different accent. I thought it was an interesting plot line and although it is very girlie, I think men would secretly like it too!
I am looking forward to the next two episodes in this mini series to see if they can Candy Cabs up and running.