Feel Good (TV series)

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Feel Good
GenreComedy-drama
Written by
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Production
Production companyObjective Fiction
Release
Original network
Original release18 March 2020 (2020-03-18) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Feel Good is a British comedy-drama television programme created by Mae Martin and Joe Hampson.[1] The six-part programme premiered its first episode on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2020, after which all six episodes were released on All 4. Netflix handled international distribution and released it internationally on 19 March 2020.[2] On 7 December 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second and final season which is slated to be released in 2021.[3]

Plot[edit]

The show follows the development of George and Mae's romance in contemporary London. Mae, a Canadian comedian (a version of Mae Martin's own persona) meets George, a repressed middle-class English woman, at the comedy club where she performs. The pair begin dating, and George learns that Mae is a former drug addict. George encourages Mae to attend a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, where she meets fellow recovering addicts like Maggie, a quirky middle-aged woman who takes Mae under her wing. As the series progresses, George struggles to tell friends and family about her relationship with Mae, to Mae's frustration.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Episode 1"Ally PankiwJoe Hampson & Mae Martin18 March 2020 (2020-03-18)
Mae and George's whirlwind romance begins with a bang after they meet at The Gag Bin comedy club. But will a beautiful straight girl really fall for a lesbian who looks like a kernel of corn?
2"Episode 2"Ally PankiwJoe Hampson & Mae Martin18 March 2020 (2020-03-18)
Mae and George are so loved-up they haven't spent a moment apart since they met. But when George goes away to a wedding, Mae realises that she's forgotten how to be on her own.
3"Episode 3"Ally PankiwJoe Hampson & Mae Martin18 March 2020 (2020-03-18)
As their relationship continues to heat up at home, Mae is growing increasingly insecure about George's public attitude toward her. Things reach a climax when they attend a packed house party.
4"Episode 4"Ally PankiwJoe Hampson & Mae Martin18 March 2020 (2020-03-18)
Mae finds out that her parents are visiting the UK but haven't thought to tell her. They're in Blackpool, scattering the cat's ashes.
5"Episode 5"Ally PankiwJoe Hampson & Mae Martin18 March 2020 (2020-03-18)
The arrival of Noughties heart-throb Arnie Rivers at the comedy club further knocks Mae's confidence in her faltering relationship.
6"Episode 6"Ally PankiwJoe Hampson & Mae Martin18 March 2020 (2020-03-18)
Mae hits rock bottom after her break-up with George. While George is pining for her, Mae's having casual sex.

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes season 1 has an approval rating of 100% based on reviews from 22 critics, with an average rating of 8.3 out of 10.[4]

Caroline Framke of Variety magazine wrote: "'Feel Good' feels lowkey, insightful and real in a way that so much of TV tries to be, but rarely achieves quite like this – and yes, it also can feel pretty damn good."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rising Canadian Comedian Mae Martin Scores Scripted Comedy 'Mae & George' For Netflix & E4". Deadline Hollywood. March 27, 2019.
  2. ^ @netflix (February 18, 2020). "Mae Martin created and stars in Feel Good, a semi-autobiographical exploration of love, addiction, and sexuality that you really won't want to miss" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (7 December 2020). "'Feel Good' Renewed For Second & Final Season By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Feel Good: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  5. ^ Framke, Caroline (19 March 2020). "Netflix's 'Feel Good': TV Review". Variety. Retrieved 22 March 2020.

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