I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
Published February 11th 2020
Always there for each other
Love, death, affairs, family, prison, and through it all the strong bond between three girlfriends. Girlfriends of many years, very different from each other yet with that unbreakable, strong and often enviable bond through the best of times and the worst of times and everywhere in between.
Gail, Sue and Linda in Girlfriends
Sue, Gail and Linda, the three friends in this very watchable and "I can't wait till the next episode" UK series, will very quickly make you part of their lives as you feel their trials and tribulations of everyday life. Their lives, as well as their characters, are all very different but you get to like them all very quickly. There is Sue (Miranda Richardson), the rather fashionable, somewhat vain but very endearing one, who has just realised the pitfalls of having another birthday with a large number and her life taking a different turn. Linda (Phyllis Logan), reeling after the death of her husband, and who finds herself in a rather difficult, mysterious mess and Gail (Zoe Wanamaker), the very kind one, who moves from one problem to the next, even bigger one.
These are women of a certain age, friends since their teenage years, who struggle with and often triumph over all the things that life throws up at them. I know this is a TV series, but I for one would love to get to know these women in real life. I am sure for all of us, we do know bits of them through our own circle of friends. The kindness, the support, the arguing, the looking out for each other, the bed for the night when things go wrong, these and more are all the things that make true friendships. These are real women, with wrinkles and all the other inconvenient truths of life after 50 but they take it all on, with tears sometimes, but with laughter and a strong G&T at other times.
There are 6 episodes in this series, written by Kay Mellor (Band of Gold, Fat Friends and Playing the Field) and quite a few surprises await along the way. The series starts on February 24th on Acorn TV.