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"Pulling" (2006) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2006-2009

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Pulling: :  -- Louise is moving in with the love of her life, Donna has found a rich man with no personality and Karen, realizing that what a woman really wants is to make her man happy, has found herself a chauvinist.  So everything’s sorted…until it's not.
Pulling: Season 2: Episode 6 -- Karen discovers she’s pregnant. She doesn’t want Billy to know he’s the father, so Louise tells him. Meanwhile, Louise has met the perfect man and Donna is trying to distract herself from Karl leaving, but when she bumps into him on a date…
Pulling: Season 2: Episode 5 -- Donna finds out that Karl is going to sell his house emigrate to Tuscany. Desperate, she tells him she’s willing to give their relationship another go. Meanwhile, Karen dates the man who won’t stop crying and Louise becomes addicted to stealing…
Pulling: Season 2: Episode 4 -- The girl’s are celebrating Louise’s birthday and Karen swears that she will not shag anyone… So she gets drunk and shags someone. Louise is devastated and, after a fight, moves out. Donna gets her kebab stolen and it’s Karl she asks to avenge her…
Pulling: Season 2: Episode 3 -- Karl is sucked into Tanya’s fantasy world and asks Donna to use her counseling skills to help him escape, but strangely Tanya doesn’t appreciate Donna’s advice. Meanwhile, Louise is left in charge of the restaurant and Karen adopts a cat with cancer.


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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 15)

Sharon Horgan ... Donna (13 episodes, 2006-2009)

Tanya Franks ... Karen (13 episodes, 2006-2009)

Rebekah Staton ... Louise (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Cavan Clerkin ... Karl (12 episodes, 2006-2009)
David Armand ... Richard (10 episodes, 2006-2008)

Andrew Brooke ... Oleg (6 episodes, 2006-2009)

Series Directed by
Tristram Shapeero (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Series Writing credits
Sharon Horgan (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Dennis Kelly (13 episodes, 2006-2009)

Series Produced by
Daisy Goodwin .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Sharon Horgan .... associate producer / executive producer (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Dennis Kelly .... associate producer / executive producer (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Phil Bowker .... producer (12 episodes, 2006-2008)
Gayle Cope .... line producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Carla McGilchrist .... line producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Cinematography by
Rob Kitzmann (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Series Film Editing by
Gary Dollner (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kevin Lane (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Casting by
Sally Broome (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jo Buckingham (6 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Hughes (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Production Design by
Simon Rogers (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Series Art Direction by
Holly Berk (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Amanda Ackland-Snow (6 episodes, 2006)
Thorin Thompson (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Costume Design by
Helen Woolfenden (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Claire Finlay (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Makeup Department
Nichola Bellamy .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 2006)
Karen Cohen .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2006)
Sophia Burnage .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2008)
Rebecca Lazard .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2008)
Susie Munachen .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Production Management
Patrick Burrows .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Sam Hooper .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Conroy .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 2006-2008)
Jon Jennings .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Will Cummins .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Ray Kenny .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Art Department
Paul de Csernatony .... props master (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Neil Griffiths .... props / stand-by props (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Samantha Harley .... props / stand-by props (12 episodes, 2006-2008)
Laura Marsh .... production buyer (12 episodes, 2006-2008)
Thorin Thompson .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Sound Department
Ben Baird .... sound re-recording mixer / dubbing mixer (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Luke Neuman .... boom operator (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Christopher Round .... sound mixer (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Nick Roberts .... adr mixer (12 episodes, 2006-2008)
Kate Morath .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Stunts
Siobhan Coughlan .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Charlie Dailey .... focus puller (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Fritz Henry .... gaffer (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Andy Young .... grip (12 episodes, 2006-2008)
Rob Stewart .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2006)
Mark Sneddon .... camera assistant (4 episodes, 2006)
Matt Hillier .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Grint .... wardrobe / costume supervisor (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Felicity Bramley .... costume department (6 episodes, 2006)
Tabitha Doyle .... costume department (6 episodes, 2006)
Lucille Acevedo-Jones .... wardrobe (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Editorial Department
Paul Fallon .... colorist (6 episodes, 2006)
Ronnie Newman .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Graham Barker .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Adrian Conway .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Other crew
Pippa Brown .... production coordinator / production secretary (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Samantha Lawrence .... head of production (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Chrissie Bibby .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lynne Greenshields .... production accountant (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Penelope Chong .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2006)
Charlotte Cinalli .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Scott Sidey .... location manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Jackie Smith .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
Simon Scott .... location manager (6 episodes, 2008)

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30 min (6 episodes)
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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Quite droll - once you know what you are in for., 12 December 2006
Author: Peter Hayes from United Kingdom

Thirty something Donna (Sharon Horgan) has a "moment of clarity" before her wedding and suddenly realises that the Karl (her husband to be) is a bit of a dullard and she doesn't want to go through with it. Instead she decides to move in with her equally dysfunctional mates Karen (Rebekah Staton) and Louise (Tanya Franks).

What could seem -- on paper -- like a micro budget version of Sex And The City is actually a modern f-word morality play based on women that act like men and -- as a result -- have the very same problems. Drinking, casual sex and communal living have their consequences and problems, but this is played for farce and farce is generally the comedy of embarrassment.

The trio are the slut, the virgin (ok, she hasn't had sex for two years) and the confused. Modern archetypes who play modern life like a pinball machine - always trying to bounce off the cushion for the bonus, but more often going straight down the middle.

Is it funny? Yes, actually. Some really good lines in every show, although the rules of comedy are always on show: Nobody gets away with anything and the next day's breakfast table is full of regret and "never again" (as if we believe it!)

Cheap? Yes! Cheerful? Yes! Funny? See above! So there you have it. If you are up for a slightly bonkers comedy with characters from hell then it well worth a look. It may be a lads comedy in dresses, but go to big UK town on a Saturday night and you'll see plenty of this for real.

For the benefit of non UK parties, Pulling is going out and finding someone to go home with - usually aided by a few cheap drinks and a few cheap chat up lines.

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