Cleaning Up: Season One
March 1, 2021 5:26 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Sam is a struggling single mum who is addicted to online gambling. With her ex threatening to take custody of their kids and debt collectors knocking at the door, Sam discovers that she could have a way of turning her luck around. As an after-hours cleaner in a corporate London office, she is unknowingly given access to potentially lucrative stock market information which she uses to enter the dark world of insider trading.

Made for iTV in the UK and streaming in the US on Sundance Now and the AMC+ service.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
Just watched the pilot and it was terrific... a bit like a more lived-in, less cheeky Good Girls.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:27 AM on March 1, 2021

I watched this when it was on ITV and really enjoyed it. Sheridan Smith is terrific and although it stretches credibility, her strong performance somehow keeps it all on track.
posted by essexjan at 1:51 PM on March 3, 2021

It's such a tense show. Folks savoring the new generation of female antiheroes on TV should take note, because Sam is both magnetic/sympathetic and kind of terrible and challenging to root for. The scenes where she talks Jess into stuff are painful because you can see why someone who loves her would be hypnotized by her energy but she's bad news.

The main thing though is that, noisy plot aside, this is a very serious look at someone with a gambling addiction. Sam cannot stop. She'll risk her life on a guess to criminals, spend her daughter's birthday money on scratchers. I cannot even imagine what it will take for her to hit bottom.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:43 AM on March 4, 2021

This show is freaking exhausting.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:44 AM on March 6, 2021

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