After Colin Walcott drops dead at his birthday party his wife Tess and daughter Cat discover he had a long-term mistress Marilyn by whom he has a daughter Cath. An irate Tess throws out Colin's belongings whilst Cat is angry with boy-friend Marcus over a text he sent to another girl. When the two half-sisters meet there is an argument over where to scatter their father's ashes, leading to police intervention whilst they also learn he may have been having an affair with yet another woman.Written by
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The pilot for this show was promising but lacked something and I wont lie the first 3 episodes kinda don't do the whole show justice. By the end you will be in tears of laughter with the very British comedy.
The characters develop and grow throughout the series and by the last you really care about them. The lovechild character played by Lauren Socha is so lovable by the end. In fact you want to give her a big cuddle.
This show excels in being a female driven comedy, without telling you every 5 seconds. Not one spice girl-esq cliche is dropped. The show Is a hoot.
That being said it might not be for some. There is no great story arc and there is a subtle amount of real world drama. Things never explode into the fantastical. Instead it sticks unnervingly close to real life. To some that might seem boring. For me I warmed up to the show and now consider it one of the best the BBC has done, alongside Him & Her, Gavin & Stacy and Uncle.
I refuse to give any spoilers, but the main cast are what make this. If you give it a chance you will see how lovely this show is. I am not a fan of Holly Walsh's comedy or other work, but for me she has hit gold with this. Caroline Quentin as the mad aunt is perfection rarely seen in casting.
Thank you to all involved. I doubt this will get a second series as Lauren Socha is a figure of attack during 2020... I wonder how history will look at the current time and it's inability to forgive. She is a white wale for their Ahab. I really hope it does and people see what a good actress she actually is. She was one of the reason to watch Misfits. And she is the breakout star in this.
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