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      Season 1 – Mum

      2016 Comedy List
      100% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 88% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Following a year in Cathy's life as she moves on from the death of her husband. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered May 15 Buy Now

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      Mum — Season 1

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      Episode 1 Aired May 13, 2016 January Cathy's family gathers at her house for her husband's funeral. Details Episode 2 Aired May 20, 2016 February It's Cathy's first Valentine's Day since she lost her husband. Details Episode 3 Aired May 27, 2016 May When Cathy's clearing out her garage, the family comes to help. Details Episode 4 Aired Jun 3, 2016 August While Kelly and her cousin sunbathe in the garden, Cathy is getting ready to meet a new male friend. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 10, 2016 October After a night out, Michael finds himself trying to keep a secret from Cathy while he's on her sofa. Details Episode 6 Aired Jun 17, 2016 December While Cathy is trying to have a party on New Year's Eve, Kelly and Jason argue. Details

      Critics Reviews

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      Deborah Ross The Mail on Sunday (UK) We know Cathy is in pain -- we just do, from Manville's tender, nuanced, wry performance -- but such is her warmth she must attend to everyone else before getting round to herself. Rated: 4/5 Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Ceri Radford Daily Telegraph (UK) It was less black humour, more the beige shade of a nice cup of tea; soothing and enjoyable, if lacking in bite. Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Sam Wollaston Guardian The characters are believable, three-dimensional ones (lovely performances, too, especially from Lesley Manville as Cathy and Lisa McGrillis as Kelly). Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Anne Brodie What She Said A squirmy comedy of manners and bittersweet satire... Such fun! Jan 4, 2021 Full Review Jasper Rees The Arts Desk It's a slightly frustrating perspective because Cathy, having the patience of a saint, is nicer and perhaps more passive than at least some of the rest of us. But stick with it, because Mum will certainly grow. Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Jane Rackham Radio Times This is observational comedy at its most painful. The agonisingly repetitious exchange between a surprisingly patient Cathy and her aged in-laws about what constitutes a buffet will strike a chord with many. Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Ratings

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      Joe C Was looking forward to the pairing of Manville & Mullen (and especially for the novelty of seeing the latter as a good guy) but whoever (the writer) thought it was a brilliant idea to make every supporting character obnoxious, clueless, nonredeemable and completely unlikable...oh, and give them lots and lots of lines...makes for an excruciating comedy experience. I hung through one season to see if Manville would give all the free-loaders a boot, but to no avail. My wife continued with Season 2 and told me it's more of the same. If I want to spend time with dysfunctional house guests, I'll invite the in-laws over, thank you very much. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Lee C Brilliant! Wonderful actors playing hilarious characters! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/23/23 Full Review Millie B Michael and Reg kept me hanging in there when the others drove me nuts and it was well worth it for the 3 seasons. I didn't understand the subtlety at first but I trusted Lesley to take me there. Heartwarming Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/13/22 Full Review Audience Member Mum is such a good show! There is nothing else like it! It doesn't move fast and it's perfect that way, because it pulls you right into their life and what it feels like to be them. This show makes you feel, laugh, and wish for love. It tugs at the heartstrings and leaves you feeling happy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I found series 3 - after watching 2 episodes I googled and realised there were 2 series's before the ‘Birthday week away'. So I went back to the beginning and watched series 1. I laughed, I cried, I cringed, I rewound! And I completely fell in love with ‘Mum'. The relationship between Cathy and Kelly is 1 of the best TV couplings I've ever seen!! The script is fantastic, and they both play it so well!! Kelly could have been annoying and disliked for the things she says, but I found myself absolutely loving her character, and her relationship with her boyfriends mum goes at 100 miles a hour! Within 5 minutes of meeting (as they prepare to leave for Cathy's husbands funeral!) Kelly asks if she can borrow some knickers because she thought she better wear some for church. Haha! This and many other 1 liners completely endeared her to me and her character develops week on week, she loves Cathy so much and it really comes across! Top marks for story line, the other relationships are brilliant and very real! And of course as a viewer I was hoping that Cathy and Michael would get together as he is obviously head over heels for her. I felt that Pauline's character was annoying and cutting at first, and I felt so sorry for Derek. Until the episode which shows where she works and after that I couldn't stop laughing every time she came out with a hilarious comment! Also I must mention the Grandparents - again the 1 liners are fantastic and the comedy timing is genius!! This show has been a breath of fresh air and I really hope they will make a series 4! And 5! And 6! I don't want it to end! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Richard Laxton
      Executive Producer
      Stefan Golaszewski, Kenton Allen
      Screenwriter
      Stefan Golaszewski
      Network
      BBC
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      May 13, 2016