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Motherland - anyone watching?!

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MakemineaGandT Tue 06-Sep-16 22:02:47

Wonder how much research they did on here?! grin

seasidesally Tue 06-Sep-16 22:06:25

ha ha i thought the same

MakemineaGandT Tue 06-Sep-16 22:20:25

The finger shock

holeinyourhead Tue 06-Sep-16 22:27:44

This is the best thing I have seen on TV in years. Jokes are completely lost on me of course...

MakemineaGandT Tue 06-Sep-16 22:30:17

It was bloody (literally) brilliant

southeastdweller Tue 06-Sep-16 22:31:02

I kept waiting for Amanda to mention MM - she seems like she'd be on here!

MsJuniper Tue 06-Sep-16 22:31:22

SO GOOD (and painful)

seasidesally Tue 06-Sep-16 22:31:36

that was good,they must have got their research from here grin

i freeze cheese,hmmmmm what does that make me

MargotLovedTom Tue 06-Sep-16 22:31:49

"Sorry, that doesn't work for me now". Definitely been rifling through threads on here Sharon Horgan et al grin.

trickydickie Tue 06-Sep-16 22:32:44

That was completely fantastic. The line " I wanted my children brought up the same way as me, by my mother..". Brilliant.

cromwell44 Tue 06-Sep-16 22:32:47

I was expecting this to be dreadful but it was pretty funny. It got the school mum types spot on.

MakemineaGandT Tue 06-Sep-16 22:33:00

Amanda was hateful wasn't she.......actually laughed out loud when that middle finger went up: "it still works" grin

R00tat00tt00t Tue 06-Sep-16 22:33:43

Quite enjoyed that. So well observed, I've experienced so many of these situations over the past few years...

Tartyflette Tue 06-Sep-16 22:34:14

Yes, very enjoyable. Lucy Punch is great.

moodyblues Tue 06-Sep-16 22:34:45


Footle Tue 06-Sep-16 22:38:39

The language has changed over the years but the issues and the hideous vibes are much the same. Brilliant.

99littleducks Tue 06-Sep-16 23:12:22

Ha ha yes it was definitely based on research from MN.
I really enjoyed it actually grin

VeryFoolishFay Tue 06-Sep-16 23:43:57

I thought it was brilliant. We have a tiny school with our own Amanda - complete with long blonde hair and toothy smile.

Poor Julia - 'I'm not used to spending time with my kids like this and now there's all these others. And the one with the plait was mean to me...'

southeastdweller Wed 07-Sep-16 10:41:22

Lots of rave reviews in today's newspapers. Fingers crossed a series gets commissioned.

Spottyvanswithlaces Wed 07-Sep-16 12:06:44

It was quite good, just watched it on iPlayer. Amanda has the same phoney voice and mannerism as the 'Queen Bee' in dd's year. She hasn't got the looks though smile. I very much like the Julia character and loved the scene with the red traffic light in the middle of the road for no discernible reason grin. The 'middle finger scene' was very funny. Looking forward to more. Are there any other episodes or was tho a one off pilot to gage the audience's response?

southeastdweller Wed 07-Sep-16 12:30:25

It was a one-off pilot.

bibliomania Wed 07-Sep-16 13:03:01

Excellent stuff - really enjoyed it and hope it gets picked up for a series. I loved the scene with the grandmother.

Described in the Guardian television listings as "Essentially Mumsnet: the sitcom, an utterly hysterical and bracingly honest look at the messy business of motherhood".

Thecatgotmytongue Wed 07-Sep-16 13:09:04

Is it on YouTube? I don't get iPlayer.

Bookaboo Wed 07-Sep-16 13:45:38

I watched this last night by accident, just as I'd been sat worrying about my childcare!!
I didn't realise it was a one-off, but I must admit I did wonder what they were going to do in the next episode.

Spottyvanswithlaces Wed 07-Sep-16 14:13:26

Julia: "There is a whole network of mums that i have now no access to" grin grin love it.

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