As from Friday 8 July at 9pm, SABC3 will broadcast the 16-part series, Worst Week, a US version of the BBC series, The Worst Week of My Life, in which a young couple get quickly acquainted with their soon-to-be in-laws.
Worst Week is a comedy about Sam Briggs, an entertainment magazine editor who will do anything to please his girlfriend’s parents but instead becomes a one-man wrecking crew whenever he’s around them.
Sam (Kyle Bornheimer) and his girlfriend, Melanie Clayton (Erinn Hayes), have only one hurdle left to clear as they start their life together: breaking the news to Mel’s conservative parents that they have a wedding in the works and a baby on the way. Dick (Kurtwood Smith), a stern Judge, and his wife Angela (Nancy Lenehan), are protective of their daughter, and are really trying to let go of the anger they feel toward Sam. – after all, disaster follows whenever he visits their house.
But despite his best efforts, every time Sam takes one positive step forward in winning over his future in-laws, he inevitably takes two crushing steps back. But with support and love from Melanie who stands up for him despite his knack for making himself look bad, Sam will hopefully charm his way into her family.