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      Season 1 – The Letdown

      2017 Comedy Drama List
      100% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 87% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score New mother Audrey needs help with the new addition to her family, so she joins a support group for new parents. While attending meetings, she makes quirky friends who are facing their own challenges and life changes. Outside of the group, she seeks support from work-stressed partner Jeremy and even the neighborhood drug dealer. As Audrey navigates the learning curve that comes with motherhood, she deals with issues that include sleeplessness, shifting relationship dynamics and Jeremy's career ambitions. Read More Read Less

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      This hilarious Australian sitcom brings a nuanced approach to parenthood with its sharp writing, impactful storylines, and fierce authenticity.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 25, 2017 Episode 1 New mom Audrey struggles to get the support she needs from her local parents group, her work-stressed partner and even the neighborhood drug dealer. Details Episode 2 Aired Nov 1, 2017 Episode 2 Exhausted Audrey and Jeremy start a sleep-training regiment; a mishap during a movie outing with new mom Sophie leads to a restroom confessional. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 8, 2017 Episode 3 When Jeremy's parents come for a stay, his mother's "help" drives Audrey crazy; Martha from the parents group worries about her baby's sperm donor. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 15, 2017 Episode 4 Troubling signs of "mommy brain" spur Audrey to seek a cure; a job interview leads new dad Ruben to an epiphany that doesn't excite wife Ester. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 22, 2017 Episode 5 Jeremy thinks he got a sign from God; Audrey starts working for Ester, who asks her for an unusual favor; Barb steals the show at her kids' career day. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 29, 2017 Episode 5 Audrey visits her grandmother in the country, where she receives some equine therapy; Jeremy faces challenges caring for Stevie on his own. Details Episode 7 Aired Dec 6, 2017 Episode 7 The parents group stages a nurse-in at a cafe where Georgie claims she was kicked out for breastfeeding; Audrey finds out about Jeremy's job offer. Details Next
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      Previous Lauren Carroll Harris Guardian Grounded in that reality, the comedic tone is murky-funny: not connecting with your mothers' group, shifting your identity, losing your friends, negotiating your relationship -- these aren't always easy laughs. Jul 29, 2019 Full Review Lucy Hunter Johnston London Evening Standard Whether you see The Letdown as horror or hilarious is likely to depend on how near you are to the baby-making stage of life. Either way, it's addictive viewing. Jun 19, 2019 Full Review Debi Enker The Age (Australia) Written with humour, heart and truth by Bell and Sarah Scheller and perfectly offers many pleasures, including Noni Hazlehurst as the seen-it-all-before maternal health nurse and Patrick Brammall, hilarious as a local drug dealer. Aug 17, 2018 Full Review Alex Holder Refinery29 Mums are evidently looking to be understood and The Letdown definitely holds a mirror up to middle-class mumdom, bodily fluids and all. Jun 19, 2019 Full Review Ben Neutze The Daily Review/Crikey What's clear from the first episode is that it manages to capture the sense of isolation, fear and guilt that can come with parenthood, with strong impact. May 22, 2018 Full Review Alison de Souza The Straits Times (Singapore) This is top-notch TV that deserves a bigger global audience. 4/5 May 22, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous K Y This is exactly what we are experiencing! As new immigrants, we have no family in Australia and we have no idea how to connect with the community support. I recommend it to everyone who wants to have a baby for getting a correct mind set and expectations about what they will experience in the future. It is a tough period. I am exhausted. I can stand this anymore but I have to because taking a good care of a little baby is my responsibility as a mom. …. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/04/23 Full Review Audience Member solo es propaganda en contra de la familia a favor de la ideología de genero y el aborto. Todas las banderas que están matando el centro de europa, como siempre Australia, el inodoro de inglaterra reproduciendo mierda. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Alison Bell serves us a refreshing Australian-comedy with a hint of awkward parent energy. The Letdown perfectly depicts the lives of those others whom aren't quite on top of things. This piece definitely gave me some good laughs. And a taste of parenthood. It's a must watch! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing how real it is...hope there's a new season...watching the first one for the third time already Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic series that presents an honest and hilarious take on new motherhood. Can't wait for second season! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing what passes for entertainment these days. Sad to see that the nuttiness has spread to even Australia. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Trent O'Donnell
      Executive Producer
      Julian Morrow
      Sarah Scheller, Alison Bell
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English (Australia)
      Release Date
      Oct 25, 2017
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