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emmie | 05:58 Tue 22nd Sep 2020 | Media & TV
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tv drama with Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves on Sunday BBC1 9pm
is excellent with a stellar cast, from a book by David Nicholls,
its tells the story of a family and their trials and tribulations, its not dull
but quick witted, poignant, and sad, all rolled in to one.
a must see



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I love this. The wife announced she wants to separate, a decision I'm sure she made after maybe years of joylessness. The fact their only son is going off to Uni in September has probably pushed her into announcing this to her husband. She explains how she has had her life on hold for years and now feels like she wants to do something for herself, and also, she feels...
16:26 Tue 22nd Sep 2020
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it can be seen all four parts on BBC1 i player,
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i recommend seeing all four episodes, its a great story...
I've started on episode1. I'll finish it later hopefully.
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its so funny in parts, and sad in others, but stick with it, the dialogue is a corker, so real to life.
Personally apart from the publicity spiel in the question I found it singularly dull and unfunny but I suppose tastes differ.
i haven't seen it yet, but was struck by how much the boy looked like tom Hollander in the trailer
I watched dome of it but in spite of a good cast it wasn't for me. It was neither a comedy or a drama and even with comedy I have to have some belief in the characters. I agree about the actor playing the young Tom Hollander - uncanny - he'd got the mannerisms and speech patterns to a T.
I'll definitely be watching this, thanks for the heads up. I didn't even know it was on.
I gave it a half hour before deciding it wasn't for me. If i'm not a little intrigued after 20 - 30 mins, then it's a 'no'. I love drama and i don't mind comedy thrown in the mix (Shameless, No Offence, etc) but, imho, this was neither and i found it terribly dull.
I really enjoyed the book.
The tv drama is a bit lacklustre but I’ll probably stick with it.
Found this really lame, unfunny and unmoving. It's based on an unbelievable premise: would his wife suddenly announce that she wanted to separate, but they go on a round-Europe trip with their sulky, entitled son anyway? None of it rang true, and the dialogue was stilted, the situations forced.
I love this. The wife announced she wants to separate, a decision I'm sure she made after maybe years of joylessness. The fact their only son is going off to Uni in September has probably pushed her into announcing this to her husband. She explains how she has had her life on hold for years and now feels like she wants to do something for herself, and also, she feels her work is done regarding bring up her son (which of course it isn't) The narrative explains quite well the decision to go ahead with the holiday and I don't think the scenario is unbelievable. I would guess many women in lacklustre marriages feel the same way when the youngest child flies the nest, and this explores those feelings.
After 20 mins watching, not for me .
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i am surprised that so many didn't like or stick with it.
The actor who played young Tom Hollander is Ian de Gaestaeker who plays Fitz in Marvels Agents of Shield.
Looking forward to this. Husband likes to have all episodes before he watches a series, so I will have to wait a while.
I liked it. Some parts were quite boring. Nice ending.

I would class it as a housework series. You resume on coffee breaks.
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jo they are showing all episodes on BBC i player

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