Feel Good (TV series)
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|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
|Production company||Objective Fiction|
|Original release||18 March 2020 –|
Feel Good is a British comedy-drama television programme created by Mae Martin and Joe Hampson. 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. On 7 December 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second and final season which is slated to be released in 2021.
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
- Mae Martin as Mae
- Charlotte Ritchie as George
- Lisa Kudrow as Linda, Mae's mother
- Sophie Thompson as Maggie, Mae's Narcotics Anonymous (NA) sponsor
- Phil Burgers as Phil, George's flatmate
- Tom Andrews as Kevin, NA member
- Ritu Arya as Lava, Maggie's daughter
- Ramon Tikaram as David, NA leader
- Ophelia Lovibond as Binky, George's friend
- Adrian Lukis as Malcom, Mae's father
- Tobi Bamtefa as Nick
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Episode 1"||Ally Pankiw||Joe Hampson & Mae Martin||18 March 2020|
|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 Pankiw||Joe Hampson & Mae Martin||18 March 2020|
|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 Pankiw||Joe Hampson & Mae Martin||18 March 2020|
|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 Pankiw||Joe Hampson & Mae Martin||18 March 2020|
|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 Pankiw||Joe Hampson & Mae Martin||18 March 2020|
|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 Pankiw||Joe Hampson & Mae Martin||18 March 2020|
|Mae hits rock bottom after her break-up with George. While George is pining for her, Mae's having casual sex.|
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."
- "Rising Canadian Comedian Mae Martin Scores Scripted Comedy 'Mae & George' For Netflix & E4". Deadline Hollywood. March 27, 2019.
- @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.
- Petski, Denise (7 December 2020). "'Feel Good' Renewed For Second & Final Season By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
- "Feel Good: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
- Framke, Caroline (19 March 2020). "Netflix's 'Feel Good': TV Review". Variety. Retrieved 22 March 2020.