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PRINTMISS Sun 05-Jun-16 09:02:15

Anyone else been enjoying this very 'simple' programme. I think it is hilarious and sad at the same time.

TerriBull Sun 05-Jun-16 09:56:26

I love it. Lesley Manville is excellent. As you say PRITMISS a simple programme, like the Royal Family before it, where not a lot happens, but well observed characterisations, both poignant and funny.

grannylyn65 Sun 05-Jun-16 10:01:27

I can't watch as I find the sons girlfriend too irritating to bear !!

kittylester Sun 05-Jun-16 10:02:24

I absolutely love it and liken it to the Cafe which is my all time favourite comedy.

willsmadnan Sun 05-Jun-16 10:22:54

I like it too, but like grannylyn I find it all the females with the exception of Mum intensely irritating. I want to shout at the tv , 'Just tell them to shut up' or worse words not to be written on a Sunday! And when is she going to realise her late husband's best friend is yearning to take their relationship to another level. He's such a sweetie ..... wish I'd got one like him to help me clear out the attic! I just wish she had a bit more oomph, but then it wouldn't perhaps have its simple charm.

LullyDully Sun 05-Jun-16 11:37:16

Very enjoyable, the girlfriend is so naive and crass. I love her, especially as she warms to mum and finds a warmer mum than her own. The younger generation are appallingly patronising, haven't met that myself thank goodness.

It is bittersweet and I am enjoying it.

Tegan Sun 05-Jun-16 11:46:14

I must watch it on catchup; was away when I saw the first episode which I loved. also liked the new series that was on before it, about the nanny [the one with Helena Bonham Carter in it]. I think they got the idea from the series from Lesley Manvilles role in the film 'Another Year'.

annsixty Sun 05-Jun-16 12:08:00

Loving Mum but I do want to shake them all up.

LullyDully Sun 05-Jun-16 12:32:34

It's a Nikl Hornbey book about a Nanny....he of About a Boy etc.

Maggiemaybe Sun 05-Jun-16 12:41:10

The book was written by Nina Stibbe about her own experiences, and from letters she wrote to her sister at the time she was a nanny. I think Nick Hornby adapted it for the series.

Grannyknot Sun 05-Jun-16 14:23:55

The Nina Stibbe book that the series is based on was featured (or maybe just discussed) on Gransnet. She also did a web chat on another one of her books: www.gransnet.com/forums/books_book_club/1217111-Man-at-the-Helm-July-book-club

Alea Sun 05-Jun-16 16:35:33

Have I missed something? Are we talking about Love, Nina or Mum?

Alea Sun 05-Jun-16 16:36:35

Sorry, just spotted Tegan's post /key change. Apologies blush

LullyDully Sun 05-Jun-16 17:54:57

( Yes noticed the screen play was written by Nick Hornby , not the original story. The trailer confused me.)

grannylyn65 Sun 05-Jun-16 18:16:01

Both Alea, time to multitask !!!

Tegan Tue 07-Jun-16 19:01:33

Just caught up with all missed episodes of Mum and Love Nina, and love both of them...the former being so bitter sweet at times it's almost painful to watch....

Alima Tue 07-Jun-16 19:05:16

Snap Tegan, so have I. Very good aren't they.

Eloethan Wed 08-Jun-16 00:25:12

I like it - some really obnoxious, but funny, characters, especially Lesley Manville's brother's girlfriend.

I think the son's girlfriend is hilarious - and so clever of the actress to make such a crass and often rude character still come across as endearing.

Teetime Wed 08-Jun-16 06:35:29

Love Mum I think all the acting is very good and her male friend is wonderful I hope they get together.

Tegan Sun 19-Jun-16 21:39:36

Were they the last ones on Friday? They've both been wonderful.

LullyDully Mon 20-Jun-16 08:39:10

I shall miss Mum and Love Nina. They were so refreshing. I loved the daft girlfriend who got so much out of her relationship with the mum despite her not saying much. Very clever and beautifully observed bit of human behaviour in modern times. I also enjoyed Helena Bonham Carter's understated, quiet role with the intelligent asides.

Teetime Mon 20-Jun-16 09:24:00

I agree with everything you have just said lullydully probably the only two programmes I am enjoying at the moment.

cazthebookworm Mon 20-Jun-16 10:07:18

I thought the announcer said at the end of the last programme of "Mum" that a second series was to be made.....certainly hope so, it was wonderful, so well observed and of course, wonderfully acted by all the cast without exception. It was written by an English/Polish writer Stefan Golaswzewski who wrote a previous comedy series which I never saw, called "Him and Her." A very talented young man,

Tegan Mon 20-Jun-16 10:23:23

I didn't hear that; look forward to seeing more of it. Must try to find Him and Her as well.

J52 Mon 20-Jun-16 11:08:48

Him and Her was very good. I only saw the programmes focussed on the wedding. Once again beautifully observed characters! The 'Bridezilla' of all time. Should be still available on I player.