This mini-series focusing on the complicated lives (and specifically sex lives) of a single mother, and her teenage son, once he leaves home for college, went under the radar last year but is one of the best shows of last year.
Kathryn Hahn is a consistently impressive and risk taking actress, and I don’t think she has ever been better than here. She is playing a woman trying to work out who she is now she isn’t defined by being ‘a mother’ and the sexual awakening that comes with that.
That is balanced out by watching her son Brendan, who was a popular kid at school, struggle at college to fit in and behave acceptably.
Both of their lives have been changed by pornography, with Brendan having no idea how to respectfully treat women due to being brainwashed, and Eve (Hahn) trying time discover her sexuality through online porn, and this leads both characters down interesting paths.
The show is daring, funny, sad, and very accepting of all people and also willing to deal with the consequences of bad behaviour. It was intended as a limited-series and has a great ending, but I would love to explore these characters and this world much more in future seasons.
Rating = 4/5