Hyacinth Bucket fans were always going to be a tough crowd to please when it comes to the comedy prequel of Keeping Up Appearances – especially when the original Hyacinth herself Patricia Routledge didn’t even think much of it.
But many viewers settled in on a Friday night with an open mind – and really liked what they saw.
It may be a prequel and a one off but that was incredibly funny and a worthy addition to the original series #YoungHyacinth— 🎃👻 Jordan Welsh 👻🎃 (@jordan_welshy) September 2, 2016
I know the awesome Patricia Routledge was brilliantly withering about the prospect, but I am loving #YoungHyacinth. OTT but marvellous.— Carol Percy (@DrCarolPercy) September 2, 2016
#YoungHyacinth was charming and funny. I loved it. I really hope they make a series of it.— Rich (@richardjohn1987) September 2, 2016
They thought Kerry Howard as a young Hyacinth was brill.
Wow young Hyacinth has the voice & mannerisms down to a tee. When she grabs William on the boat! It's freakishly similar. #YoungHyacinth— oaktreeonahill (@oaktreeonahill) September 2, 2016
Kerry Howard is so believable as a younger Patricia Routledge and is a new comedy gem for @BBCOne
I hope there's more— Stuart Hatton Jr (@hattondancer) September 2, 2016
But not everyone was sold on the show.
I'm still watching in case it gets better...
Will it?#YoungHyacinth— Sam Ellis (@SamCEllis) September 2, 2016
We guess there’s just no pleasing some people.