Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield’s snappy new salon drama Age Before Beauty served up secret love affairs and new characters in its debut episode on Tuesday night. And for many viewers, it all felt very similar to another BBC show: Cutting It.
You remember Cutting It, right? The BBC drama of 2002-5, which, like Age Before Beauty, was set in Manchester and penned by Horsfield? The show that followed the lives and loves of a hairdressing team? And starred Amanda Holden and Ben Daniels?
Was really looking forward to #agebeforebeauty but sorry, was really disappointed with first episode. Shouty, OTT acting, slow to get going, unrealistic. Hoping it gets into it's stride next week or I'm out.
Writer of 'Cutting It' has taken the odds and sods that didn't make the script back then, added in some family clichés from 'Bread' and given it to some great actors who deserve much better characters. Not even a Groupon deal could save this. #AgeBeforeBeauty