Watch Ian McKellen Be Bitchy In PBS' Wonderfully Cruel 'Vicious'

Video: Vicious is a quirky sitcom starring Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, who play Freddie and Stuart, a very cranky gay couple who trade insults at each other all day long. It's a bit jarring to see these two classically trained actors throw jabs like "rotting corpse" and "big bitch" at each other and they rarely ever leave their musty town home, but the predictability of it works in its favour.

The fast-paced dialogue and flying insults are mostly due to Gary Janetti, a former writer for Will & Grace, which this shows carries a lot of the same DNA. The first season is available for purchase on iTunes and YouTube.