Romantic comedies are the best, and anyone who says otherwise is deluded and wrong IMO. And at a time like this, I think we could really do with some comedic, slightly mushy relief. Enter: Feel Good, a new Channel 4 comedy series written by and starring stand up comedian Mae Martin.
Based (partly) on Mae's life, and starring Fresh Meat babe Charlotte Ritchie, Feel Good is a "darkly hilarious and poignant story about the unique pressures of navigating the modern-day fluid landscape of gender and sexuality." And it'll be highly relatable to anyone who's been in an intense, all-consuming relationship. You know the kind, where you're obsessed with the other person despite knowing them for approx 24 hours (queer women, I'm looking at you.)
The six-part series centres around Mae, who plays herself. She's a recovering addict who is trying to deal with an intense new romance with George (Charlotte Ritchie) while controlling her addiction.
After Mae and George's relationship goes from nought to 60 in a matter of days, George goes to a wedding, leaving Mae on her own for the weekend. Themes like separation anxiety, trust, and coming out are all explored in the most relatable and darkly funny way.
As well as being a bloody good laugh, the show depicts queer sex in all its glory. As Mae Martin puts it, the central question of the show is, "Is what Mae and George are experiencing real love that can be transformed from a mad rollercoaster into a lasting and stable relationship, or is it a sort of mad infatuation and addiction?
It's the perfect antidote to the cookie cutter rom coms we're used to.
Feel Good is available to watch on All4 now in the UK and on Netflix everywhere else in the world.
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