Having spent a lot of time laughing at clips of this BBC show on Tiktok lately, I think I ought to review it. Motherland is a funny TV series about some parents who gather together before and after school. Their personal lives are absolute carnage and the characters themselves are known to speak their own minds. Read on for my Motherland review and I bet you will want to check it out for yourselves.
What is Motherland?
Motherland is a sitcom on BBC iPlayer that has been incredibly successful and now shows on Netflix. It is about Julia, an early forties mum, and her group of parent friends. They all tend to meet up at the school gate each morning and share their woes.
Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin) has a pretty invisible husband who randomly rings her from time to time as she deals with endless predicaments. Her besties include Liz (Diane Morgan) and Kevin (Paul Ready) who are both struggling single parents and join in with her adventures. Meg (a wealthy business woman and regular drunk) also gets involved in their daily hilarity.
Packing a comedy punch
Alongside these, a snooty Amanda (Lucy Punch) is always trying to outdo everyone. She is head of the PTA and constantly showing off about her incredible life and career. We see the truth behind this and witness her broken marriage, failing business and horrid mum (played brilliantly by Joanna Lumley). Meanwhile, her subservient sidekick – Anne – is chasing her around and providing a lot of entertainment. The two of them together are enough to make anyone chuckle.
Although these characters have a lot of crazy things to deal with, they are very relatable. You would be unlikely to face all of their dilemmas at once. However, we have all been there. From balancing work and relationships badly to cooking a slap-up meal with leftovers. The storylines are set in reality and the fallout laced with misfortune.
One of my favourite characters is Liz because she is very honest and straight talking. Diane Morgan plays her expertly and her snappy throw away comments have me rolling around laughing. Julia is really funny too. In recent episodes she developed a love for her plumber. Hilariously she tried so many ways to impress him, while not once gaining his attention.
In a nutshell
This half an hour programme is packed with fun. I have watched all three seasons and the recent Christmas special. They were all entertaining and overflowing with jokes. I absolutely love this TV show and firmly believe that you will fall in love with it too.
Thank you for reading my Motherland review. I hope you find time to check it out on Netflix or BBC soon. For more suggestions of what to watch on TV, check out Two TV shows worth watching. Perhaps also follow my blog for similar future articles.