State of the Union
From the brilliant mind of Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, Fever Pitch) comes a series of ten ten-minute episodes about contemporary relationships. Each episode is set in a pub immediately before Tom (Chris O’Dowd) and Louise (Rosamund Pike) have their weekly marital therapy session. Tom and Louise banter and bicker, spar and spat but as blame and guilt get dealt out, an energy re-emerges in their partnership. With each successive episode, a jigsaw puzzle comes together of how their lives were, what drew them apart, and what may draw them together again. Now the recipient of three Emmy Awards including Best Short Form Series and for the performances of both Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike.
5. Normal Slope
Following a bad session, Tom has moved out. This could be the start of a slippery slope.
7. Call The Midwife
Louise admits that she's ashamed of Tom's unemployment. They decide to communicate more openly.
9. Prison Sex
Louise and Tom discuss a breakthrough in their relationship - Louise wonders what it means.
No complicity whatsoever between the protaganists.
Great writing, acting. Thoroughly enjoyable show to watch. I’m amazed at how much they they pack into each 10 min. episode.
I loved it. It is very realistic, hopeful yet not too tidy.
I'll watch Chris O'Dowd in anything. I think he's fantastic! The show is great, too.