Motherland

Motherland

Meet the Alpha Moms, headed by Amanda (Lucy Punch), very much the queen bee. Everything is organised, clean and sparkly - even the kitchen cork board is a statement of success. At the other end of the spectrum, we meet Liz (Diane Morgan), who is totally chaotic and feels the kids should enjoy free expression - if they want to do kamikaze jumps of the sofa, she drags a mattress round for safety. Somewhere between Amanda and Liz is Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin) - she is organised - she has to be as she is a successful events organiser - but when her mother Marion (Ellie Haddington) decides she is no longer going to be the free child-sitter and school-run taxi, Julia finds her organisation skills are taxed and nowhere near the level of the Alpha Moms. Also in the mix is Kevin (Paul Ready) - he is the stay-at-home dad, who, rather than fighting against that, is embracing it with gusto - much to the irritation of the other mums.

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Member Reviews

Binge Watched it all in one night! Great writing. Gotta love the BBC.

Torso
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11 days ago

Anna Maxwell Martin has great comedic charm. A fun show to watch. Only thing I’d recommend is Julia’s husband gets written out of the show. He’s a non-entity and his selfishness by staying away from his family is glaring. He doesn’t add to the show, so why keep him? Looking forward to Season 2.

AshleyBlair
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a month ago

ANNA MAXWELL MARTIN’s character, Julia, tends to be overdramatic, but at the same time this actress has comedic talent. It would have been better to have her character be widowed as her selfish and completely self-absorbed husband (with the same repetitive script), is boring and not believable. His character is absurd. Kill him off.

AshleyBlair
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2 months ago

Trump reference was a cheap shot. Wasn’t necessary.

AshleyBlair
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2 months ago

Very funny loved it!

gaba
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2 months ago