Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl, Rae, who spent four months in a psychiatric hospital for attempted suicide. After ...
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After spending the night with Liam Rae goes home to argue with her mother about seeing Victor and resenting the new baby. Following her split with Chloe she feels isolated at college and her efforts ...
Feeling guilty that she was not there for Tix Rae is also depressed when Chloe tells her of her feelings for Finn and imagines running her over. Things get worse when Rae realises that Chloe has read...
Rae and Finn are really hitting it off but she is scared he still sees her only as one of the boys. She tells Chloe about her self-harming and proposes telling her other friends in order to be honest...
Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl, Rae, who spent four months in a psychiatric hospital for attempted suicide. After finally leaving the hospital, Rae reconnects with her best friend Chloe and her group, all who are unaware of Rae's mental health and body image problems and her four month stay in the hospital.
I am astounded by this program, when I saw the initial trailer I honestly thought it looked like nonsense, it wasn't painted in a good light at all. I only really checked it out due to morbid curiosity.
Well here we are nearing the end of Season 2 and I am still absolutely glued to the screen. I look forward to Mondays simply to see this.
Such an incredibly accurate portrayal of life as a teenager in 90s England, this show brings a lot back for me, good and bad. It takes many twists and turns, but our constant is Rae, insecure, sweet, broken, amazing Rae, she is so relatable it's almost upsetting at times, yet reassuring too.
A real life account of a battle with mental illness, while trying to fit in, trying to grow up, this show tackles issues few have tried to before and it works, seamlessly. I think we needed a character and a program like this, to highlight the demons that those with depression and self image issues deal with every day.
I don't really watch TV, but mine is on every Monday now at 10pm without fail, the music is awesome, the characters get straight in to your heart. It's hilariously funny, and yet gritty all at once. I love Rae's Mum, she is absolutely bonkers. It's perfection.
I simply cannot praise My mad fat diary enough. I hope it will be around for many many more seasons. This is not just entertainment, it's a lifeline for many, this is clear just browsing the comments on their Facebook page. If you haven't watched it, get to 4OD and start now, but be warned you will not be able to turn away.
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