Series 1, Episode 1
Twenty-one-year-old Kim Noakes runs away from her controlling, survivalist mother Tina and the secluded cabin in a Scottish forest they call home. Kim has a notebook with a list of all the things she wants to do in the 'real world' now she's all grown-up; like make a friend; eat candyfloss; scatter her Dad's ashes... and track down Jimmy Davies. the gangster who brutally murdered him in front of her when she was just six years old.
Travelling south to the English coast and the pub where her parents first met leads to a chance encounter with two hapless lads; socially awkward Nicky (nursing a broken heart), and Jay, his charming joker of a brother. Despite Kim's strangeness, Nicky falls for her hard and a drunken night almost leads to a kiss. But Jay can't resist a harmless prank at his brother's expense. It backfires spectacularly, leaving Kim convinced the world is about to end.
Believing time is running out to exact her revenge, Kim hastily breaks into Jimmy's mansion. Nicky chases after her - with a reluctant Jay in tow - unaware of her vengeful intentions and desperate to tell her the truth.
- Wednesday 2nd September 2020
- Sky One
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Maisie Williams||Kim Noakes|
|Sian Clifford||Tina Noakes|
|Caitlin Rawden||Young Kim|
|Sean Knopp||Kim's Dad|
|Ross Lynch||Script Editor|
|Phil Temple||Executive Producer|
|Morwenna Gordon||Executive Producer|
|Jon Mountague||Executive Producer|
|Josh Cole||Executive Producer|
It's Bear Grylls meets Hanna in this comedy starring Maisie Williams as Kim Noakes, a mysterious misfit raised in isolation by her survivalist mother, Tina, (Fleabag's Sian Clifford) after her father is murdered. Now all grown up and venturing out into the real (built) world, Noakes soon runs into a pair of hapless brothers whose prank to make her believe the apocalypse is coming triggers a set of deadly consequences. It's heavy-handed and blunt, but Williams is entertaining as the lethal protagonist.Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 2nd September 2020
Really, the entire cast is good here, with Rizwan as Nicky also impressing, and it's a shame that such a solid bunch of actors haven't been given anything more remarkable to work with.Caroline Preece, Den Of Geek, 2nd September 2020
Plenty of suprises, plenty of thrills and spills and Williams is excellent as misfit Kim who goes on a literal as well as an emotional journey.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 2nd September 2020
"Fish out of water" is a stock comedy premise, and in Two Weeks To Live, Kim is a very strange fish indeed.Steve Bennett, Chortle, 2nd September 2020
Maisie Williams's black comedy is disappointingly derivative.Chris Bennion, The Telegraph, 2nd September 2020
Leaving Game of Thrones behind her, the actor shines as a doomsday-prepper on a mission in this dark, sideways comedy with shades of Killing Eve.Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 2nd September 2020
Maisie Williams impresses in confident and quirky black comedy.Ed Power, i Newspaper, 2nd September 2020
Baby-faced brutality in the wilds of Scotland.Carol Midgley, The Times, 3rd September 2020
Maisie Williams' dark comedy is too much standard-assassin.Deirdre Falvey, The Irish Times, 3rd September 2020
Whether or not the series works as a whole is going to depend on how they manage the juggling act of keeping it feeling realistic despite clearly being a very unusual creation, but despite the odd flawed moment the majority of it is beguiling and amusing material, and I'm definitely intrigued as to how it will play out.Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 3rd September 2020
As an edgy British comedy, Two Weeks To Live (Sky One, Wednesday) had no desire to cosy up to the viewer. Appearances were deceptive, however. Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) played Kim, a young woman brought up in the wilds of Scotland believing the end of the world was nigh. Trained to survive the apocalypse, Kim had a lot of skills but she had never been in a pub before, used money, walked in high heels, any of that. She was so unworldly, indeed, that she was fooled by two lads into thinking the end really was a fortnight away, and she had to crack on with job she came to do: find her father's killer and take revenge.
Williams had a nicely subtle comic touch, trying to come across as a bad ass only to poke herself in the eye with her sunglasses, and the first half hour episode rattled along. Physical comedy aside, it was light on gags though, which doesn't bode well, even for a dark comedy. Especially for a dark comedy.Alison Rowat, The Herald, 6th September 2020
While it appears from the first episode that much of the story will be centred around Kim's blossoming relationship with Nicky (a nicely funny Mawaan Rizwan), the heart of the series increasingly becomes the brilliantly twisted and violent mother/daughter relationship between Kim and Tina.Eamon Hennedy, The Digital Fix, 8th September 2020