After a two year break, I eagerly awaited the return of Miranda for two specials in which we would learn her decision about the proposals of Gary or Mike. Miranda is one of those truly hilarious shows which whilst sometimes criticised for being childish or using dumb humour, is purely entertaining.
The last season was a my favourite, and I must say that I found the first Christmas special very disappointing in comparison. It lacked the sparkle and natural humour which was apparent in the rest of the series. The answer to the cliffhanger of a proposal was handled very quickly before the relationship between Miranda and Gary was messed up to prepare for the inevitable reunion in the final. Having them reunited only for them to split up so soon after seemed unnecessary and disappointing. However I did find the point of Miranda’s self esteem an interesting point and one that became a key aspect in the New Years episode.
Filled with the classic humour we have learned to love, this episode was definitely not disappointing. Miranda’s journey of self love and independence was heart warming and just what we all wanted for our favourite bumbling heroine. I almost applauded when she confidently delivered these lines “I’ve realised that women like me can be sexy, it’s just the world might never affirm it so it takes us a bit longer to realise it.” It was a wonderful message on New Years Day and it was truly touching to see Miranda, despite her flaws and previous self esteem issues, realise her own worth.
And then of course came the final run to get Gary with the words “I don’t need Gary. I want him.” It was like a scene from a classic romantic comedy and they were reunited before marrying at the restaurant. The last scene where she thanked the viewers with tears in her eyes was touching and made me rather emotional. Miranda has demonstrated the amusement and humour of everyday experiences and reminded those who don’t quite fit in or are slightly embarrassing that they’re fine as they are. It was a great last episode and I will deeply miss this show, but I’m glad Miranda got the happy ending she deserved.