For those who avoid rubbish British comedy "Uncle" is the story of a man who acts like a child who has to look after a child who acts like a middle aged man. Yeah yeah yeah, bored all ready. The first episode however was vaguely interesting, not funny but interesting.
Something about "Uncle" just feels (mainly the first episode) like "Wilfred" lite. It feels like they took all the consequences and bleak stuff and replaced it with dick jokes and I hate that. Ryan was pushed through the ringer, his family were shown to be through it too. His sister is going to have a baby, his mum is in a home for the mentally ill and his Dad is a lawyer and a coward.
One really good episode is when Ryan takes him hum from the home for a road trip without the Doctor's permission. Of course she starts having an episode and he can't take it and is forced to realise that his mum isn't well not that his dad just forced her to go there. It's truly harrowing stuff but with a brutal honesty and quirk that makes it funny as well.
Wilfred finished last year and completely swept away the competition. Please do yourself a favour and marathon all 4 seasons before you even go near the rubbishy BBC filtered version. I mean they don't even have a talking dog.