The Letdown: Season 2
August 9, 2019 1:11 PM - Season 2 (Full Season) - Subscribe

New mom Audrey continues in the pathos of early parenthood. Australian series on Netflix.

Finding one’s calling after motherhood; abortion; collective shame and expectations of modern mothers.
posted by St. Peepsburg (4 comments total)
This season, Audrey comes across as very self centered, judgemental, and uncaring. The focus on her other friends was a good decision because they are all more fun to watch. I was really happy to see her friend's new dress shoes were paying off. I like his new career and he seems to be good at it!
I also really want to move to Adelaide now despite knowing nothing real about it.
posted by Acari at 8:43 PM on August 10, 2019

I feel like I'm primed to like this show and relate to Audrey- I watched the first season while on maternity leave with my son (who was a lot more like Audrey's baby than Sophie's. Except he cried more.), and the second season right after he turned one.

I agree that Audrey's behavior (especially toward Jeremy) was a bit cringey. But I still really enjoyed it and found some catharsis, and am sad that I won't get to spend any more time with these characters.
posted by twoporedomain at 8:48 PM on August 20, 2019

Yes, these characters are very relatable. The concept is unique, and (for me) needed. I'm sorry that I left a negative comment at the start of the thread, because I was hoping for people to talk about the struggles in this season. Audrey (and others) went through some tough stuff!
posted by Acari at 5:59 AM on August 21, 2019

I absolutely loved this show. This surprised the heck out of me, since I don't have kids, never wanted them, am happy not to have them, and to be honest don't actually like them all that much. I didn't expect to relate to the subject matter at all. And yet. The writing was smart, the casting and acting were delightful. The characters were each not entirely likeable, each doing their best to manage the very ordinary difficulties of everyday life, with babies.

Period blood! on screen! It was fine. I haven't seen that done before.

I was almost ready to say this was perhaps my favorite TV series ever (even ahead of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Godless, Russian Doll, Killing Eve ...) until one scene struck me as cringeingly preposterous: the 5-minute birth on the dance floor. That was just silly. Does birth EVER happen that way?
posted by Corvid at 1:18 PM on August 24, 2019

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