The episode was packed full of witty one-liners, but swarms of ITV viewers took to social media as they were left unamused.
Gaz Richardson fumed: “How on earth did this #KateAndKoji get a second series, never mind a prime time 9pm slot on ITV?! Utterly dreadful.”
Charlie Gaze remarked: “I thought this had been axed? As funny as toothache. #KateAndKoji”
@Goldie_Rush added: “Where is the comedy?? This is 1980s tripe, bad accents and bad acting. Nice one @itv for trying… #KateAndKoji.”