Coma Girl. Image shows from L to R: Siobhan (Sarah Solemani), Pip (Katherine Parkinson), Lucy (Anna Crilly), Sarah (Katy Wix). Image credit: Hartswood Films Ltd.

Coma Girl

Comedy Showcase sitcom pilot following a group of female friends united by a shared history but divided by almost everything else

Strand:
Channel 4 Comedy Showcase 2011
AKA:
Comedy Showcase: Coma Girl
Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2011  (Channel 4)
Episodes:
1 Pilot
Starring:
Sarah Solemani, Katy Wix, Katherine Parkinson, Anna Crilly, Julia Deakin, Joanna Neary, Gwen Taylor, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Marcus Onilude
Writers:
Abigail Wilson
Production:
Hartswood Films Ltd

An upbeat 30 minute single camera comedy which follows a group of female friends united by a shared history but divided by almost everything else.

Most friends meet for dinner, or at the pub, but for these four old school friends their monthly get together is in the unsettling surroundings of an intensive care unit.

Siobhan is a failing TV presenter, Sarah is a rather reluctant mother of three, Pip is a pseudo bohemian and Lucy, well Lucy is in a coma.

After the initial shock, the three old school friends soon realise that Lucy is in dire need of help, if only they could provide it. As Lucy becomes more aware of what is going on around her, we delve into unexpected and funny moments from her subconscious.

Our Review: For a comedy described in publicity material as 'upbeat', Coma Girl is surprisingly bleak. However, it's not opressively so, and there are some good laughs in the show. The characters are also rather interesting, and a fantastic cast make this one to watch - but whether it's funny enough to go further than the pilot, we're not sure.