I was pleasantly surprised by Other People's Children, since I expected a boring tale with lousy acting and no resemblance to our harsh reality. The story line was however quite intriguing, the acting was superb and it was enough to stay absorbed in it from the the beginning till the end.
Since I'm only 17 years old and my parents are in the middle of a divorce right now, I recognized many things from real life in this series. It reminded me of the fact that everyone has problems, traumas, and unresolved psychological disorders. There's Dale, a girl whose mother died and became so messed up because of that that she does anything to destroys all relationships her dad begins with other women. Or Nadine, a mother of three children who was abandoned by her husband for someone else, and is left with them to starve in a little house in the middle of nowhere. She blames everything on him, and Lesley Manville plays the role really well, she totally scared me whenever she had an emotional outburst.
Even the child actors in Other People's Children were good, they didn't annoy me like usual. I guess the British are just really good actors. I recommend this to anyone who has dealt with divorce, or who is interested in seeing the dark side of people's lives. I give it a 10/10, as I don't see how it could have been made better.
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