Surreal sketch series staring rising star Morgana Robinson and featuring a bizarre array of characters including gilbert with his very own show, madolynn the alcoholic faded actress, the ... See full summary »
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.
Anna Maxwell Martin,
Firstly, I have to mention the previous two reviewers.
The one star review by Adams5905 isn't to be taken seriously by anybody- absolutely all but one of his/her reviews on comedy gets a single star, and the phrase "stool water" gets used more than once. Maybe makes sense, as they're not flushed by any comedy they watch. For pretending to think Natalie Cassidy was Adele with a different wig shows they are effectively trolling a review. The ten star review by Jon Jacobs who calls Adams5905 a Brexiter and UKIP supporter simply out of anger for the bad review is nearly as bad for bringing something up so irrelevant. He seemed to join the site just to post that, and kills his good review by coming across as a bitter (I hate the word) Remoaner, and helps justify the use of the word. At no point that I've seen has Adams5905 brought it up, and one review even suggests they may be anything but Brexit/UKIP. Sorry, I felt strongly enough to mention them.
Onto the show, "I LAAV IT-AH!!!", in the words of Greg Wallace. Great fun, and probably needs no mention that Morgana's impressions are not just good, but amazing. Her Fearne Cotton is more like Fearne Cotton than Fearne Cotton. The male celebrities where she can't replicate an actual male voice are still great, spot-on accents and inflections. The sole Natalie Cassidy episode was very entertaining, I initially thought it might not work, but it did.
Morgana can make me laugh out loud, which doesn't happen to me a lot in new comedy. I loved House of Fools too, which is where I first saw her, and noticed she was able to vary her voice quite considerably.
Some good and fun writing, though I dropped a star for the odd skit that fell a little flat for me. There weren't many though, and heck, every comedy has them, even Python. Also, it's nice she wasn't resorting to heavy smut and swearing so prevalent in today's writing. It seems to be what too many writers think they need to do to get a laugh in today's PC-restricted comedy. As is often the case with most new comedy these days, it may not get recommissioned, but I know Morgana Robinson will be in demand and we'll see plenty more of her talent.
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