Best friends Vix and Sammy grab you by the hand and take you on an adventure in this slightly stilted but mostly charming depiction of female friendship and the mistakes we all make that we’d rather forget.

We’re living in a post-Fleabag world, and Tits Up from writer and actor Amy Spinks only confirms that. It’s lazy criticism to compare every realistic portrayal of a woman to the smash hit success from Phoebe Waller Bridge but as this mini-series opens with a young woman’s flashbacks of her mistakes from the night before, it’s clear where Spinks’ influences lie.

An awkward and halting opening episode sees Vix (Spinks herself) attempt to deal with the guilt from last night’s misdemeanours by cooking him a ‘romantic’ meal for her boyfriend (uncooked pasta with an entire block of cheese congealed on top – we’ve all been there). So far, so standard. But the series really comes to life is as it moves away from boring boyfriends and onto dynamic friends.

Enter Sammy, the gorgeous, shouty, outrageous best friend who messes around with Vix’s life as though it were a chew toy and she a puppy. Her decisions are terrible but she’s the friend that’s always on hand to get you blottoed when you need her. Played gorgeously by Gabrielle Fernie, it’s a role that could easily stray into stereotype, but luckily, Fernie possesses the skill of being so watchable that you can’t help but wish she would swing into your life and mess it up too.

Female friendship is at the heart of a feminist movement that’s gripping popular culture. It’s true that there’s little else as powerful as the love between two gal pals, and Tits Up portrays that aplenty. Shouting matches give way to cunning plans being devised, mean comments used only to portray the affection between them, and just how in tune they are with each other at the core of every exchange.

The best moments of Tits Up are when Vix and Sammy dominate the screen. Boyfriends and one night stands fade away as their friendship (not always a healthy one, but then what friendship is) reminds us all of the love we have for our best friends. Two grown women dicking about in a park will take you back to being a bored and frustrated teenager like little else.

As the mini-series ends, you find yourself paying it the highest compliment of all; more please. I want more of these messy, gross girls who make mistakes and their lovely friendship.

★★★☆☆

Tits Up is available to stream online now.