This is a programme about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting - not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood.
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Marcella is an aspiring actress recovering from a relationship break up. Despite her optimistic attempts, and with help from her friends, therapist and driving instructor, she is unable to get her life back on track.
Meet the Alpha Mums, headed by Amanda, very much the queen bee. Everything is organised, clean and sparkly - even the kitchen cork board is a statement of success. At the other end of the spectrum, we meet Liz, who is totally chaotic and feels the kids should enjoy free expression - if they want to do kamikaze jumps of the sofa, she drags a mattress round for safety. Somewhere between Amanda and Liz is Julia - she is organised - she has to be as she is a successful events organiser - but when her mother Marion decides she is no longer going to be the free child-sitter and school-run taxi, Julia finds her organisation skills are taxed and nowhere near the level of the Alpha Mums. Also in the mix is Kevin - he is the stay-at-home dad, who, rather than fighting against that, is embracing it with gusto - much to the irritation of the other mums.
I'm not an avid TV viewer but having watched the first episode on Catch-up we then watched the other 5. I would describe this as a cross between Gavin and Stacey and Bridget Jones. I thought it was very well thought out as far as the situation, plot and characterization was concerned and it was nice to see less famous actors in the roles doing a terrific job of comedy combined with those "cringe moments" you might find in The Office or Gavin and Stacey. Anyone who has ever had children will relate to this and will have experienced the characters involved, obviously caricatured and comedicly enhanced for the show. Overall I thought it was extremely entertaining and would be most surprised if it did not get a second series. Certainly streets ahead of some of the other rubbish on TV these days. I look forward to series two.
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