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Motherland 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2016– )
This is a programme about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting - not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood.
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3   2   1  
2020   2019   2017   2016  
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Series cast summary:
Anna Maxwell Martin ...  Julia 13 episodes, 2016-2019
Lucy Punch ...  Amanda 13 episodes, 2016-2019
Diane Morgan ...  Liz 13 episodes, 2016-2019
Paul Ready ...  Kevin 13 episodes, 2016-2019
Phillipa Dunne Phillipa Dunne ...  Anne 13 episodes, 2016-2019
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ...  Marion 7 episodes, 2016-2019
Oliver Chris ...  Paul 6 episodes, 2016-2019
Jackie Clune Jackie Clune ...  Mrs. Lamb 6 episodes, 2017-2019
Tanya Moodie ...  Meg 6 episodes, 2019
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Meet the Alpha Mums, headed by Amanda, 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, 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 - she is organised - she has to be as she is a successful events organiser - but when her mother Marion 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 Mums. Also in the mix is Kevin - 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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sitcom | parent | clique | school | mother | See All (10) »

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Was originally a 2011 pilot on the American network ABC. However, Sharon Horgan reworked the script when the pilot wasn't picked up for a full season and collaborated with Graham Linehan on turning it into a British comedy series instead. It was picked up for a full season in October 2016. See more »

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Remake of Bad Mom (2011) See more »

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Brilliantly Funny
11 October 2019 | by martimusrossSee all my reviews

Motherland Series 2

This really stepped up from series one, more anarchic, more farcical and tons more adult.

The script was tight and brilliantly interpreted by the whole ensemble. It treads the line of comedy and pathos quite brilliantly, my favourite thing is Julia's relationship with her mother.

This is really one of the best examples of modern British comedy that examines the anxieties of the snowflake millennial metropolitan bourgeoise. The one thing I hate about modern life and this comedy demonstrates this to a tea is the amount of guilt we all heap on ourselves.


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6 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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