The Letdown – 3.5 stars
There have been zillion love stories made into movies. A lot of conventional and unconventional videos on marriage and extramarital affairs. But there are hardly any movies or shows on first-time mothers and life postpartum. Australian Comic series The Letdown (available on Netflix) is the first series I have watched based on the struggles and experiences of new mommies. The show tries to cover various aspects and changes one goes through after the baby.
Check out “The Letdown” on Netflix
The Letdown – Plot
The Letdown is based on the main character Audrey (Alison Bell), who lives with her partner Jeremy (Ewen Leslie), and they have been blessed with a baby girl. The Show starts with her joining a mother support group. The support group consists of mothers from diverse backgrounds with different approaches towards motherhood. They come from different nationalities and try to share each other’s experiences.
The Letdown – My Review
I would say The Letdown has really tried to cover most aspects of postnatal life. Different characters playing moms try to showcase the various style of upbringing. It has tried to cover everything from sleep depravity, baby not latching, postpartum stress and exhaustion, missing friends and work, and the desperate need for a break.
It talks about mom’s separation anxiety and changes in the behavior of friends with no kids. It brilliantly showcases the first few tiresome months of motherhood.
All in all, The Letdown is an exciting show. A lot of times we, mommies, wonder if it is just happening with us, watching this show will make you feel it’s all part of the game. If I had seen this show at some other phase of my life, I wouldn’t have been able to relate to it, or it would have been something I just watched because there was nothing else to do. Maybe it was the universe, who wanted me to watch this show and know all is well. Roller coasters are crazy, but they make a hell of a ride. So is Mommyhood! Fantastic content and actors’ comic timing is pretty good. I have always felt you have to have your wits if you want to enjoy Mommyhood without losing your sanity.
So, all new mommas out there, enjoy this show. There will be moments when you will laugh at the show and at yourself. When you would want to hug or strangle your spouse. When you will find yourself judging or being judged as a new mom. And in the middle of all the craziness, you will find yourself just smiling for no reason. In the end, I would like to say, The LetDown is quite an upwardly funny show.
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