You want boring? I’ll give you boring. “This older couple might have had a longer, richer, happier life together if the man…hell, if both of them hadn’t succumbed so relentlessly to drink.” Co-starring in a play that had been critically roasted didn’t do much for the relationship either. Not to mention a brain hemmorhage waiting to happen for the poor guy. At least this BBC America telefilm will be better than Liz and Dick, the Lindsay Lohan-Grant Bowler Lifetime flick. It has to be.

A life isn’t being lived to the fullest without (a) a nice daily buzz-on starting around dinner hour and (b) more often than not getting half-sloshed by midnight or thereabouts…right?