How do I love thee, Television, let me count the ways.
I simply love television and all the possibilities the medium contains. Be it mini series, long arcs in drama series or clutching my stomach from laughing at the antics in a sitcom. I'm especially down for a some dramatic comedy or comedic drama.
I'm amazed by web series and floored over consistent character development. I have a deep love for British series, flawed characters and one hit wonders among other things.
What I love about this show is how the story happens, but the viewers are kept in the dark and denied certain details making it difficult to fully trust and empathise with many of the characters. This show feels very realistic in terms of the way the characters react to the reappearance of Ivy and how that turns their lives upside down.
Jodie Comer is as spectacular as the childlike and innocent Ivy as she is with the darker sides of the story. The interplay between all the characters is phenomenal and while Comer steals the show, the others are not far behind.
This show makes me choke up with every new episode. It is heartbreaking and heartwarming and just beautiful. All these ladies, be the nurses or nuns, are capable, individual characters with full lives. The drama is so compelling and realistic, and the acting is spot on. Just give in and watch it already!
I adore the concept of two non-relationship people end up in a relationship. The journey these characters take from being completely "the worst" to being three dimensional characters is wonderful. The show doesn't shy away from awkward moments or uncomfortable topics, but it always manages to make everything funny.
The acting is great and everyone gets to shine and be phenomenal. This show is so worth watching.