Four Weddings and a Funeral Season 1 is a resounding success, with the Hulu series adding a new dimension to the original story.
This review of Hulu series Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1 contains NO spoilers
It’s easy to be cynical when a TV series makes an adaptation out of Four Weddings and a Funeral, but then I guess at the same time, it is based on five events, so maybe it is not that ambitious after all. Hulu has thrown the dice at the story, and I have to say, it’s paid off.
Putting aside the similarities, Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1 has charisma and style that helps you binge through each episode. It has its way with the audience, with its cheesy, yet romantically humourous storyline that keeps you entertained from the start. It has the well-timed lines, the character pitfalls and this utter desperation to find love — our greatest human weakness. The Hulu series understands what makes us smile, but at the same time, it understands how we behave in various social conditions. You certainly cannot be miserable when you watch this series.
The story is relatively simple; Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel) goes on a trip to the UK to meet her best friend Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse) and her friends, but while at the airport, she meets Kash (Nikesh Patel), who helps retrieve her suitcase — there is sexual tension between them that is flagrantly unspoken from the start. When Maya attends a party later that day, she realises Kash is Ainsley’s new partner. This situation is one of many other cringeworthy but hilarious ones in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Everyone has a secret or an ex or a desire for true friendship or love in Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1 – it’s not just about love. Of course, as per the concept, it does follow the five events, but with each episode around the 45-minute mark, it does not feel rushed. The cast is exceptionally well-formed, with the on-screen chemistry working to a tee between all characters, and it is never thought that the Hulu series is trying to force character development down your throat, it’s naturally given.
I was afraid that Four Weddings and a Funeral was going to suffer from a lack of originality, but if anything, the Hulu series lends an extra dimension to the original story. The writers have done well to expand the story, and create a Hulu series that everyone can put their feet up and love.
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Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.