Top positive review
One of the best shows out there!
August 14, 2018
Brilliant writing, big authentic emotions, gorgeous sets and costumes, great music (What, an XTC song as a closing credits song in Season One? Not period at all, but IT WORKED SO WELL). And the acting is flawless. The strange and hilarious patter between family members does so much to build character development and bring the laughs. The jokes are set up and well-timed, and the soft slow heartbreak is drawn out so we feel her pain as much as she does. I adore the gorgeous long shots with no cuts. A true gem of a show.
I discovered this show shortly after my own marriage failed spectacularly, and found myself in devastated tears so many times as the heroine's world fell apart. They way that she reinvented herself and stepped into her full power is so inspiring! This is a brilliant show with some of the best writing on television, an homage to the greats of early comedy, a love letter to the late 1950s. I hope that Season Two is as great as Season One, and that the show ends before it gets stale. Right now it is fresh, witty, emotional and brave.