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A young woman puts her life back together after suffering from a nervous breakdown.


Aisling Bea
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Series cast summary:
Aisling Bea ...  Aine 6 episodes, 2019
Sharon Horgan ...  Shona 6 episodes, 2019
Kadiff Kirwan ...  Bradley 5 episodes, 2019
Aasif Mandvi ...  Vish 5 episodes, 2019
Indira Varma ...  Charlotte 5 episodes, 2019
Dorian Grover ...  Etienne 4 episodes, 2019
Todor Jordanov ...  Victor 4 episodes, 2019
Pik Sen Lim ...  Chien 4 episodes, 2019
Tobias Menzies ...  Richard 4 episodes, 2019
Jassem Mougari ...  Mo 4 episodes, 2019
Ekow Quartey ...  James 4 episodes, 2019
Daniela Spataru ...  Alina 4 episodes, 2019
Chris Geere ...  Freddie 3 episodes, 2019
Ambreen Razia ...  Emma 3 episodes, 2019
Ricky Grover ...  Tom 2 episodes, 2019
Oengus MacNamara ...  Patrick 2 episodes, 2019


A pin-sharp and poignant new six-part comedy series about the social, mental and personal obstacles that just get in the way of happiness. Aisling Bea plays Aine, a woman trying to pull her life back together after a 'teeny little nervous breakdown', as her fretful sister Shona (Sharon Horgan) worries, not only about her sibling, but also about her own life choices.

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Release Date:

8 August 2019 (UK) See more »

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Happy AF See more »

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Merman See more »
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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan previously played sisters on the BBC show Dead Boss. The two have been good friends ever since. See more »


Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.164 (2019) See more »

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Touching, moving comedy
9 August 2019 | by jackhorsefieldSee all my reviews

I had to leave a review since I've read some in here that are frankly childish, witless, and overly critical. Perhaps female led comedy is too scary for some? Or maybe the subtly of the humour went over their heads.

It's interesting to see a protagonist whom we can laugh with, rather than at, as is the way with many sitcoms. She is a genuinely funny character who hides behind the tears of a clown when it comes to her hidden mental health problems. The struggles portrayed are very relatable, and they're set in a modern, inclusive world.

It's clear that Aisling Bea comes from a standup comedy background, as her million-words-a-minute ramblings take up most of the screen time. There are moments that are genuinely hilarious, but also very moving as well.

This is a great new addition to Channel 4's abundant collection of UK sitcoms. Hope to see more!

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