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Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Mum

Sitcom about a middle aged mother who is trying to rebuild her life following the death of her husband

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 21st February 2018, 7:46pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,492 posts

1.2 million viewers last night.

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Billy Bunter

  • Wednesday 21st February 2018, 10:47pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,226 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 21st February 2018, 7:46 PM

1.2 million viewers last night.

Well, yes - I watched it myself. It's whether I - and the other 1,199,999 - persevere to the end of the series that will be the telling stat.

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Facet

  • Sunday 4th March 2018, 9:11pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 posts

Only just got round to watching. Got about 10 mins into the first one and already so sick of Kelly I had to switch off.

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Blenkinsop

  • Monday 5th March 2018, 7:04pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,014 posts

Just watched series 1 over the weekend. Thought it was absolutely brilliant.

Now looking forward to the 2nd one.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 5th March 2018, 7:58pm [Edited]
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,492 posts

Series 2 is taking some warming up.
They have changed Kelly's character.
And her mother, who I loved, does not appear to be in it.
Mum's brother's girlfriend is still excellent though.

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italophile

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018, 8:52am
  • Italy
  • 214 posts

Beautifully observed writing, people who - for the most part - mean well but are sunk by their shortcomings.

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playfull

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018, 3:34pm
  • Nottingham, England
  • 1,704 posts

Really enjoying this.

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Billy Bunter

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018, 10:49pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,226 posts
Quote: Billy Bunter @ 21st February 2018, 10:47 PM

It's whether I - and the other 1,199,999 - persevere to the end of the series that will be the telling stat.

I don't know about the other 1,199,999 but I can't see myself persevering any longer. Sleepy

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playfull

  • Tuesday 13th March 2018, 11:54pm
  • Nottingham, England
  • 1,704 posts

Terrific episode. 'Sexy serial killer' line and Michael not smiling - perfection.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 14th March 2018, 9:23am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,492 posts

And Kelly's nasty mother turned up again.
What's not to like?

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Chris Hallam

  • Thursday 15th March 2018, 8:19am
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 286 posts

How has Kelly's character changed?

I quite like this. Beautifully written and acted.
I don't find it terrifically funny though. I also find it quite frustrating. So many annoying people in it! Why doesn't she tell them where to go?
I had a similar issue with Him & Her (by the same writer). Kerry Howard's character was so evil, I felt more angry than amused by the end.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Thursday 15th March 2018, 9:11am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,492 posts

She was sensitive
Now she's more of a chatterbox.

(and.. think of all the annoying people you know - and never say a word)

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Chris Hallam

  • Thursday 15th March 2018, 9:34am
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 286 posts

Surely she was pretty chatty before? And prone to putting her foot in it though also very apologetic. Probably just more at ease now. I wouldn't say her character's fundamentally changed.
One of the best characters in it.

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italophile

  • Friday 16th March 2018, 9:33am
  • Italy
  • 214 posts
Quote: playfull @ 13th March 2018, 11:54 PM

Terrific episode. 'Sexy serial killer' line and Michael not smiling - perfection.

Glorious episode. Heartbreaking moments between Michael and Cathy, beautifully played. SG's writing is maturing all the time.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 16th March 2018, 12:31pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,226 posts
Quote: playfull @ 13th March 2018, 11:54 PM

Michael not smiling

Much like most of the viewing public I imagine.

Have they forgotten that is is billed as a comedy? And what was that nonsense with the passport between Kelly and her mother?