The gang from Man Like Mobeen are back and not a moment too soon.

Whilst series one was in itself a little bit of an experiment of sorts, in series 2 we find our main protagonists really growing into their roles.

A whole generation of British Asians had put up with Citizen Khan and not since the heady days of Goodness Gracious Me have we been offered a comedy series we can relate to.

Only Chabuddy G in 'People Just do Nothing' has come close in recent years to reaching those heights. Twenty years is a long time to wait and it shows TV is playing catch-up with online shows.

The major broadcasters have been guilty of not allowing writers to produce what they want but how the white middle classes wish to perceive us.

We have had a fair few one-off shows but in Man Like Mobeen we have found characters and plots that are not only funny but also share the British Asian story. And that is where Man Like Mobeen succeeds where others in recent years have failed.

It passes the British Asian test and everything else. Our lead character Guz Khan is angry, frustrated at life around him but at the same time finds solace in his ideals and culture. And it works.

But the series does something that few others have in the past. It steers clear on the whole from culture and religion but realises that these issues play a huge part in the daily lives of British Asians.

In series two we have plots which highlight the epidemic of knife crime in inner city neighbourhoods and the state of the NHS.

A great little scene played out by Guz Khan sees him agreeing (although mockingly) with someone who can’t see the hypocrisy of being treated by a minority and wanting the ‘bad ones’ out after Brexit. 

Tez Ilyas’ lovable ‘Eight’ draws some of the biggest laughs and seems to be on a completely different planet altogether at times especially after having conducted an 'operation'.

Tolu Ogunmefun’s anxious Nate is brilliant and has made huge strides with his Punjabi - seriously his ‘Chup Kar’ is masterful.

Whilst the multi-talented Duaa Karim who was the find of the year in 2018 carries on where she left off.

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Much of the series again has a familiar theme of Mobeen trying his best to either keep himself or his little sister out of trouble. In episode three this is easier said than done.

Guz Khan and Andy Milligan are able to mix subtle comedy with some of the more serious issues of the day with ease.

On the downside we are only treated to four 20 minute plus episodes where there is clear opportunity for more.

The BBC has been home to some great comedies in the past and why we have only been offered eight episodes over two years is a pertinent question to ask.

Hopefully we won't have to wait long for series three.

Man Like Mobeen Series 2 is available to Watch on BBC THREE i-player now