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Trying - TV show about adoption

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Notsofunnynow Sun 03-May-20 18:09:02

Has anyone seen that there is a new TV show called Trying about a couple that adopt? I think it's a comedy. We saw it advertised but couldn't work out what channel it is on??? Doe anyone else know anything about it? Wikipedia suggests it's been made by Apple TV(??) with the BBC burning cant find much online!

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Notsofunnynow Sun 03-May-20 18:09:51

Not burning! That should say but!

The programme did look good, about a couple going through the assessment process

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sunshineandskyscrapers Sun 03-May-20 18:56:59

It's on Apple TV, which I don't have. The trailer looked like it might be good but equally might be awful entertainment over actual real life. I can't comment beyond that as I've only seen the trailer.

sunshineandskyscrapers Sun 03-May-20 19:00:31

Review here:
www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/may/01/trying-review-infertility-proves-fertile-ground-for-laughs

sunshineandskyscrapers Sun 03-May-20 19:07:18

Here's the link to the programme:

tv.apple.com/gb/show/trying/umc.cmc.6muy4la7lj1omu5nci4bt2m66?ign-itscg=MC_20000&ign-itsct=atvp_brand_omd&mttnagencyid=1625&mttncc=UK&mttngadurl=https%3A%2F%2Ftv.apple.com%2Fgb%2Fshow%2Ftrying%2Fumc.cmc.6muy4la7lj1omu5nci4bt2m66%3Fapp%3Dtv&mttngmo=&mttnmyad=433708549875&mttnmysite=hm60922yr0&mttnpid=305109&mttnsiteid=143238&mttnsub1=e&mttnsub2=m&mttnsub3=s7fwmxMKd_433708549875_hm60922yr0_m&mttnsubad=OUK2019845-1&mttnsubadgpname=kwd-892687304867&mttnsubadgpref=98614062606&mttnsubadref=&mttnsubcmp=9758298666&mttnsubkw=apple%20tv%20trying&mttnsubpid=g&mttnsubplmnt=

It does require a subscription but you can get a week's free trial.

Italiangreyhound Sun 03-May-20 20:39:05

Looks brilliant.

Notsofunnynow Sun 03-May-20 21:41:22

Thanks smile well I might wait till all the series has aired and then get my free trial and watch them all in a week

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sunshineandskyscrapers Sun 03-May-20 22:17:19

@Notsofunnynow
I was thinking the same. smile

Paisleyfern Sun 03-May-20 22:47:31

I got a 7 day trial of appletv and watched ‘Trying’ over the last few days. Having watched Instant Family, I was looking forward to it because I thought it’d give people more of an idea of what the adoption process is like this side of the pond. It is a comedy and I like the lead couple. I was a little disappointed as they seemed to just touch the surface and they could have delved a bit more on some issues.

I have approval panel coming up and this series would put me off it as they made the panel seem very daunting and it did not feel like the social worker had done a complete assessment. It’ll be interesting to see what others think once you’ve watched it.

A second season has been commissioned so we may get to see more of them.

Thepinklady77 Mon 04-May-20 08:50:04

Is the whole series available on Apple TV now then?

Notsofunnynow Mon 04-May-20 10:16:49

We watched Instant Family (using our 7 day free trial for NowTV) last night, it was good, only shed a couple of tears!

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Paisleyfern Mon 04-May-20 11:43:36

The whole series is available on Apple TV, the episodes are about 30 minutes so won’t long to get through.

Weatherforducks Mon 04-May-20 13:28:25

I enjoyed Instant Family, I know it's very American but I think there are some themes that resonate (splitting, blocked care). I also think some of the black humour in it (the scene in the bedroom when the parents are chatting springs to mind), feels weirdly theraputic after a tough day.

ColaAddictsAnonymous Tue 05-May-20 13:38:10

I've just watched trying and while I found it amusing and thought there were some relatable moments it doesn't focus a lot on the actual adoption process really.

Definitely worth a watch on the free trial.

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