The Great British Hitmen

The Great British Hitmen

Okay I know this isn’t new in the UK, but if you live in the US, getting to see Mel and Sue in Hitmen has been nigh impossible. This all changes tomorrow when Hitmen hits the Peacock!

Who are Mel & Sue?

If you’ve ever seen the original Great British Baking Show with the two women non-judges, then you’ve seen Mel & Sue. Mel Giedroyc (the straight blonde) and Sue Perkins (the lesbian brunette) are a comedy duo who have been working together for years. They’re hilarious and play well off each other in ways that make everything they do fun to watch.

I’ve been a huge fan of Sue since forever, and adore the deadpan insouciance she wields like a scimitar. Knowing that she was in yet another series, where she was gay again, really was a no-brainer. And this time with her partner (platonic, y’all) Mel? Well I was going to dial in no matter how hard it was.

What’s Hitmen?

Imagine if the two least capable people in the world became hit men.

HITMEN — “Birthday” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Mel Giedroyc as Jamie, Sue Perkins as Fran — (Photo By: Sky UK Limited)

Best friends Jamie and Fran are trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. They also just happen to kill people for a living. Fueled by their antics and frivolous bickering, each job inevitably gets derailed, leading them into bizarre misadventures, full of oddball characters and unexpected dilemmas.

The first episode is more concerned with Fran’s birthday than the various characters who they need to kill. No one’s going to come to and by the way, Fran has a totally inappropriate crush on her competition.

Our Call? Watch!

Besides it having a queer main character, it’s funny. Really funny.


Goofy, silly, and fun, Mel and Sue have a rapport as perfect as Saunders and Lumley. They play off each other perfectly and made a comedy about hitmen actually hilarious.

About Mika A. Epstein

Mika has been deep in fandom since she could say 'Trekkie.' With decades experience in running fansites, developing software, and organizing communities, she's taken on the challenge of delving into the recesses of television for queers long forgotten. Making this site with Tracy is nothing short of serendipity. Mika lives with her wife and their cats in Southern California. Of course she has a hybrid, but she'd rather ride her bicycle.

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  • Hi and thanks for the review on this show, I will actually try to see this somehow– but as usual I love your website because I enjoy to hear or see written the joy of someone who truly is impassioned by the talents and expression of others ( just one of my quarks or rather my true delights) In the email I received from you , that , an expression of my thinking reacted to, were the words “No one’s left their cake out in the rain for this comedy” (Flash back for me) MacArthur Park — Donna Summer –wow ! what a time that was –so I found MacArthur Park on utube and Donna Summer is baking a cake in the back ground but I think she lost the original recipe in the rain–my compliments to you and your website for keeping my interest alive in TV and the love of it….Sooo after 3 days without electricity here in NY Plus all the other things that seem to challenge the Human Spirit — I am greatly up lifted by you all–thanks again and as I usually I end with, please consider this a compliment and thank you for sharing your talents with me and the rest of the World …Sincerely ,with a smile, Marie

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