Love and Marriage Series 1 Episode 5 (ITV) Review

I wasn’t completely sold on Love and Marriage to start with, as I wondered whether all of the family members would be as interesting as each other, but it’s been lovely to watch the show build and build onto itself, allowing each individual storyline to have its space while also developing established threads throughout the series. This week we met the couple we’ve seen the least of – role-swapping parents Michelle and Martin. With five kids to take care of and Michelle going back to work as a lawyer, newly unemployed Martin has a lot on his plate. He initially seems happy to be a househusband and work on a long-planned career as an author, but live inevitably gets in the way of his lofty goals. The children need constant entertainment and attention and, once that’s under control, Martin starts playing up to the flirtations of a young au pair at Tumble Tots. He wants the attention from a woman who’s not constantly exhausted and nagging, and she wants someone to write her college personal statement for her – so everyone wins. READ MORE...


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