Feel Good. Mae (Mae Martin). Copyright: Objective Productions
Feel Good

Feel Good

  • TV sitcom / comedy drama
  • Netflix / Channel 4
  • 2020 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

A semi-autobiographical sitcom co-written by and starring stand-up comedian Mae Martin. Also features Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow, Adrian Lukis, Phil Burgers, Jack Barry and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

Feel Good. Image shows from L to R: Jared (Alastair Roberts), Binky (Ophelia Lovibond), George (Charlotte Ritchie). Copyright: Objective Productions
Mae and George's whirlwind romance begins with a bang after they meet at The Gag Bin comedy club. But will a beautiful straight girl really fall for a lesbian who looks like a kernel of corn?

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Further details

Stand-up comedian Mae is stuck in a rut: she's single, in recovery from a drug addiction and sleeping on a friend's sofa. The jokes may be landing, but her life isn't. When she meets the magnetic but previously heterosexual George, it doesn't seem possible that George could be interested in her: George is like Princess Diana, while Mae resembles a kernel of corn... Nevertheless, the pair embark on a whirlwind romance, moving in together and triggering events that will change both their lives forever.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 18th March 2020
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Mae Martin Mae
Charlotte Ritchie George
Lisa Kudrow Linda
Adrian Lukis Malcolm
Phil Burgers Phil
Jack Barry Jack
Tobi Bamtefa Nick
Steen Raskopoulos Pete
Sophie Thompson Maggie
Ophelia Lovibond Binky
Alastair Roberts (as Al Roberts) Jared
Ramon Tikaram David
Sindhu Vee Karen
Rosalind March Brenda
Tom Andrews Kevin
Writing team
Mae Martin Writer
Joe Hampson Writer
May Anderson Script Editor
Production team
Ally Pankiw Director
Kelly McGolpin Producer
Ben Farrell Executive Producer
Toby Stevens Executive Producer
Ally Pankiw Executive Producer
Helen Blyth Line Producer
Mae Martin Associate Producer
Joe Hampson Associate Producer
Hannah Mackay Executive Producer
William Webb Editor
John Collins Production Designer
Rachel Sheridan Casting Director
Orla Smyth-Mill (as Orla Smyth) Costume Designer
Will Hanke Director of Photography
Nadia El-Saffar Make-up Designer
Charles Watson Composer
Robert Jones Composer
Mark Roberts 1st Assistant Director


An Awkward Parental Skype Call

Mae's parents call on Skype.

Featuring: Mae Martin (Mae), Charlotte Ritchie (George), Lisa Kudrow (Linda) & Adrian Lukis (Malcolm).


Feel Good review

Mae Martin comedy packs interesting themes, but the romance is lacking.

Mr Josh, The News Trace, 19th March 2020

The laughs were more strained [compared to Kate & Koji], as though the lines had been rewritten so often that their originality had worn away. But the love affair is sweetly appealing, and there's an undercurrent of heartbreak as we begin to realise that both women are hiding pain in their past. Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe from Friends) had a cameo as Mae's vain, self-obsessed mother who apparently can't bear to see her daughter happy for a moment. More of her, please.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 19th March 2020

TV review: Feel Good, season 1 episode 1

It's rare for the first episode of a sitcom to feel fully formed, often they take a while to find their feet and for the characters to develop in to being realistic individuals, or if not realistic, at least bloody funny. So we should cherish Mae Martin's sitcom debut as it comes out of the gate feeling like it's a world which has existed for a long time, and all of the characters are perfectly realised from the very beginning.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 19th March 2020

Feel Good's the queer friendly romcom we need right now

Romantic comedies are the best, and anyone who says otherwise is deluded and wrong IMO. And at a time like this, I think we could really do with some comedic, slightly mushy relief. Enter: Feel Good, a new Channel 4 comedy series written by and starring stand up comedian Mae Martin.

Paisley Gilmour, Cosmopolitan, 19th March 2020

Life according to... Lisa Kudrow

Friends star on finding the Feel Good factor in Blackpool in new sitcom.

Stevie Gallacher, The Sunday Post, 18th March 2020

TV review: Feel Good, C4

If I've made Feel Good sound a bit serious for a comedy I should emphasise that there are lots of nice comic touches.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 18th March 2020

Feel Good review

Mae Martin's chaotic and deeply personal comedy shines an honest light on queer female relationships.

Cydney Yeates, Metro, 18th March 2020

Feel Good review

Mae Martin comedy packs interesting themes, but the romance is lacking.

David Craig, Radio Times, 18th March 2020

Feel Good: the freshest & funniest TV romcom right now

Even in its most overwhelming, infuriating, disorientating moments, love is pretty great.

Jazmin Kopotsha, Refinery 29, 18th March 2020

Feel Good - a fresh, bingeable comedy

Mae Martin's dramedy about addiction is honest and enjoyable - but is it that funny?

Jill Chuah Masters, The Arts Desk, 18th March 2020

Feel Good, review

Despite the brilliant Lisa Kudrow, this new comedy doesn't fulfil its plentiful promise.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 18th March 2020

Feel Good, Channel 4, review

Mae Martin and Charlotte Ritchie play a young couple in love in this easy-to-like comedy from the Canadian stand-up.

Rupert Hawksley, i Newspaper, 18th March 2020

Feel Good review

Mae Martin's immaculate romcom will have you head over heels.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 18th March 2020

Feel Good review

Feel Good is a layered, nuanced comedy with humanity, and all its flaws at its heart, and comic absurdity on its fringes. That's a potent combination

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 18th March 2020

Mae Martin's 'Feel Good' reimagines the romcom

We spoke to the Canadian stand-up about queering the romantic comedy, writing from experience and working with Lisa Kudrow.

Lauren O'Neill, Vice.com, 17th March 2020

Feel Good brings comedy, love & other addictions to C4

Canadian comic Mae Martin stars in new series drawing on her own life that also features Lisa Kudrow.

Suzi Feay, The Financial Times, 17th March 2020

Mae Martin: 'Getting laughs is not the same as therapy'

The Canadian comedian has written and stars in a new comedy, Feel Good, exploring addiction to both drugs and romantic relationships.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 16th March 2020

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