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      Season 2 – Mum

      2018 Comedy List
      100% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 85% 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 Aug 28 Buy Now

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      Mum — Season 2

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      Mum's patient pacing and unflinching embrace of agonizingly awkward family dynamics can make it a difficult watch, but Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan's heartfelt and keenly observed performances make it a highly rewarding experience, too.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Feb 20, 2018 March On Cathy's 60th birthday, everyone heads out to lunch to celebrate as a family. Details Episode 2 Aired Feb 27, 2018 April On Easter Sunday, Cathy and Michael intend to join forces and clear up the front room, but Jason and Kelly have other ideas. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 6, 2018 June Cathy decides to host a barbecue, hoping to find out why Michael hasn't taken the time to respond to her email. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 13, 2018 July Kelly and Jason are up early to go on their holiday; Michael has a terrible night, and has something important to share with Cathy. Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 20, 2018 September Cathy and Michael see each other for the first time in months as summer draws to an end; Maureen is in the hospital, and Reg awaits news. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 27, 2018 November Cathy hosts a bonfire on Fireworks Night; Michael moves on following his mother's death, while Cathy feels like she needs to tell him something. Details Next
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      Previous James Jackson Times (UK) Paints one of those pictures of suburban dreariness that first makes you chuckle, then makes you wince in recognition, then feel a silent Munch-like scream welling up inside at the hopeless emptiness of life. 4/5 Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Toby Earle London Evening Standard While the series is undoubtedly a vehicle for Manville's talents, she's more than ably supported by Peter Mullan in an unusually affable role as Cathy's long-term friend and admirer Michael, while Sam Swainsbury is delightful as her naive son Jason. Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Gerard O'Donovan Daily Telegraph (UK) Poignant is a word that doesn't get used much these days, but it fits Mum like a glove. In this spare, quiet sitcom, deep emotions aren't so much plumbed as plucked at in a piquant, reserved, achingly sympathetic way. 5/5 Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Ian Hyland Daily Mirror (UK) This show is one of those you just want everyone to love as much as you do. Apr 15, 2019 Full Review David Butcher Radio Times There are awkward exchanges and misunderstandings, micro-observed and magnified to the point of maximum cringe. Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Louisa Mellor Den of Geek Peter Mullan handles the push-and-pull of his adoration, timidity, grief and loneliness beautifully. Every bit as beautiful is Manville's subtle performance. It's a quiet triumph, made all the more affecting by its attention to small detail... Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Audience Member This is way more than just a sitcom. It effortlessly goes through the roller-coaster of life: from heart-warming to tear-jerking to awkward to hilarious and back again. Every character is perfectly measured and nuanced; every scene is perfectly pitched. Add to this the outstanding acting (Peter Mullan's acting in one of the more heart-breaking scenes would be worthy of an Oscar) and you have an absolute masterpiece. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I’m gay and, these days, I find I rarely have the patience for the fictional shenanigans of straight tv couples (that sounds a bit rude, sorry, I love my straight friends to bits, this is just me feeling weary of dominant culture). Let me say, however, that Cathy and Michael’s relationship is so nuanced and beautiful that I was invested in their story from the get go. I love them so so so SO MUCH, I felt for them, both actors are delightful and their (often wordless) stumbling around each other moved me to tears more than once. The other characters are all kinds of awful and over the top. I mean they are wonderfully awful. And because they all get their own quiet subtle heartbreaking moments, it’s hard not to feel for them too despite their collective craziness. Kudos in particular to Dorothy Atkinson for her portrayal of what is probably one of the most repulsive fictional characters you’ll ever encounter. Her relentless snobbishness, rudeness and general awfulness, contrasted with Cathy’s unwavering kindness, was particularly hard to witness but the longer she was on screen, the more weirdly captivating it all became. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic. Manville and Mullen are fantastic. You will laugh and cry and laugh again. It's just understated brilliance all around! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Stefan Golaszewski
      Executive Producer
      Stefan Golaszewski, Kenton Allen, Richard Laxton
      Stefan Golaszewski
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Feb 20, 2018
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