EVERYTHING SHARON HORGAN touches turns to gold.
Her latest venture, Motherland, airs on BBC 2 every Tuesday (the whole series is available on iPlayer) and we can’t believe you’re not watching it yet?
1. Graham Linehan is involved
The Father Ted creator teamed up with Horgan which can only lead to a promising sitcom. His wife Helen also writes for the show.
2. The depiction of parenting is all too real
Nobody knows what they’re doing, basically. Forget your uplifting, emotional moments of parenting. Sharon promises Motherland won’t sugarcoat a thing.
3. It’s not too mushy
Usually shows like this resort to lovely parenting moments that makes it all worthwhile. Not here. The children are barely shown and all the nice moments are with each other, not their families.
4. It’s really funny
Think flooding school function punch with whole bottles of gin and school gate etiquette gone wrong.
5. Diana Morgan is the star
Yes, Philomena Clunk herself. Sarcastic, gives-zero-shits, and on whole, a joy to watch.
6. The guilt will resonate with most
Source: BBC/YouTubeOh, Pizza Express? That’s so much easier than organising a real party.
7. There’s even a stay at home dad
If you don’t kinda fall in love with clueless Kevin, who even are you?
8. Finally, it’s a joy to watch even if you aren’t a parent
It also resonates. If only for the amount of wine they are seen swilling.
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