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  • CanadianFan
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    Just binged this comedy gem. It aired week-to-week on Channel 4 in Britain, and is currently on Amazon Prime for U.S. viewers and Shomi for Canadian viewers.

    100% RT, 83% MC. 

    It stars Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney as a couple who decide to raise a baby together after an unplanned pregnancy. I know that sounds like a typical premise for a horrible rom-com, but the show is actually extremely well-written, and made me laugh out loud more than any other comedy show (which is impressive because it’s only six episodes!).

    All in all, it will take you about two hours to watch the entire season, so give it a shot! The pilot is a bit plot-heavy and funky with time, but all of the other episodes are quite stellar.

    The finale has a controversial development, so I would love to discuss it with people who have seen the show.  

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    JohnChiras
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    Possibly, the couple of the year.

    Exquisite writing, great insight and clear lines between honesty’/realism and taking a creative step and expressing an actual thesis about the subject matter.

    Mark Bonnar’s monologues killed me {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

     

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    MrGoodWood
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    What I love about this show is how real the relationship between the two main characters is. This is how real couples act.
    Also, the writing is excellent. The supporting characters are a bit underdeveloped, but I guess that would be asking too much in a six-episode series.
    8/10 for me, but still one of the best comedies this year.

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    moviefan61794
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    Was looking for a quick watch and found this — very glad I did. This was really fun. Six episodes is too short, but Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan were great. Mark Bonnar was awesome in his limited screentime. The writing was very funny, but also very grounded. A lot of great one-liners. It’s worth checking out since it doesn’t take long to get through at all.

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    AMG
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    UK Catastrophe fans – REJOICE!

    The comedy returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday 27th October! Put the date in your diaries!

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    AMG
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    S2 E1:

    Back with a hilarious bang! Without giving anything away, all that we loved about the first series is bang on once more. Sharon & Rob are fantastic together on screen, and have written a brilliant opener with crude jokes galore!

    Carrie Fisher is even better in this episode than what I recall from the entirety of the first run.

    Just as we saw with the potential cancer story for Sharon, the show continues to take on quite heavy subjects and manages to find the humour in it (as much as there can be).

    Very much looking forward to next weeks episode!

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