While browsing through Netflix over the past month or so, you may have inadvertently stumbled across the title, Scrotal Recall and wondered why Netflix was streaming a Total Recall porn parody. However, though there is a scene in which a woman breaks her finger after sticking it up her boyfriend’s butt, there is nothing particularly porn-y about Scrotal Recall. In fact, it’s one of the funniest, sweetest new series of the year, and believe it or not, it’s more in the vein of a rom-com than porn, akin to a grown-up version of brilliant coming-of-age series, The Inbetweeners.
When How I Met Your Mother ended its run, the networks all rushed to find the next great rom-com sitcom, and as is often the case when the networks attempt to clone another series, they all failed (A to Z, Manhattan Love Story, Selfie, etc.). Scrotal Recall is the series that may finally fill that void. It’s a British sitcom from relative newcomer Tom Edge, and it’s about a guy who is diagnosed with chlamydia and must contact all his former lovers in order to inform them of the disease.