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Audrey is determined not to be defined by motherhood. In theory, this seems fairly easy. In practice, her career-focused husband, self-obsessed mother & fancy-free best friend, make it damn near impossible.

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The annual spring cleaning trip to Audrey's grandmother's farm exposes some hard financial truths. Jeremy struggles to get Stevie to take the bottle and turns to the Parents' Group for help.

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Audrey misses the final Parents' Group but gets a surprising one-on-one with Ambrose. Georgia organises a nurse-in, and Jeremy finally reveals his Californian job offer and he and Audrey face their past and future.

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Is anyone watching this? I tried the first episode, but just was not that interested. 

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I've watched the entire series and am watching it again.  I think it's the type of humor that you need to relate to, which I can...it had me howling at times!

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I have to admit that I enjoyed this and was peeved it was only 7 episodes.

Felt sorry for Audrey alot of times.  Motherhood is really hard and it didn't look like she got much support. Hated her friends in episode one when they ditched her to go clubbing.

 Not liking Jeremy much overall.

Find the parent's group people absolutely hilarious and quirky. (but I couldn't stand that Ester)

I had to google what a home mocha was. lol.

Hopefully more people watch this and we get a season 2.

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I really loved this show!  Currently having a one month old (although not my first) it was very easy to relate to a lot of the topics.  I really want a second season but I'd prefer they not ditch the parent's group people so maybe having the move not happen?  I think covering her while pregnant with a small child could make for a lot of good material.  And then it would get us to a third season before she's dealing with two kids. 

I loved the twist with the issue being using the wifi without purchase not breastfeeding. 

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I've watched all of the episodes.  Both my husband and I loved them.  It drew me in almost immediately.

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Hmmm this hit a little too close to home and my twins are 17! Very triggering lol. It’s well done though and I’ll keep watching. 

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I finally finished this. My baby was born in March, so it hit a bit too close to home at first.  It still did, but now with just enough distance I could laugh.  I liked the earlier episodes where it was mostly just adventures in having a newborn, but I do appreciate that they fleshed out the story, or it wouldn't have been sustainable.  I might watch a season 2, if there is one.

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I just discovered this on Netflix I really like this show. Doesn't anybody else?

I really liked Audrey's getaway with her mom to her Grandma's farm and her experience with equine therapy. Not sure I liked the confrontation by her husband and the other couple regarding the joke kiss. I guess that guy fessed up to his wife, it really wasn't explained how everyone knew about it.

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Season 2 is now on Netflix. Its interesting because I find this and Workin Moms to be very similar, or at least have a bit of a similar premise, thought I find the characters on this show to be much more likable. 

One thing though that I wonder between watching both shows....what is it that Australia has against marriage? 

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I was delighted to find the second season of The Letdown. Given that final scenes in the last episde were 2+ years from Stevie's birth, I think that's the end of the show. Major conflicts were resolved, people grew up, and Audrey is still misplacing Stevie. What's not to love?

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On 8/3/2019 at 4:39 AM, IrishPirate said:

I was delighted to find the second season of The Letdown. Given that final scenes in the last episde were 2+ years from Stevie's birth, I think that's the end of the show. Major conflicts were resolved, people grew up, and Audrey is still misplacing Stevie. What's not to love?

Finished Season 2 as well.  I also agree that the final scene seemed more like a series final than a season finale.  I wonder with Netflix cancelling shows right and left that they did this on purpose. 

Likes: The mom's group (even Ester this time!), Martha coming out to her family and finding love, YiaYia's nursery, Audrey losing Stevie, and 

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Audrey pregnant in the last scene

Hates: Jeremy's reason for leaving Adelaide, Verity's attitude of no boundaries and no filters, the millennials, the dude charging for the 12 step program in 6, Audrey and co. WAKE attitude.

For anyone who wants more try Workin Mom's on Netflix.

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I enjoyed it though I am not the target audience, thought it was pretty funny.

But man, did Audrey have any other interests or interest in anything other than Motherhood and being a Mother? Definitely didn't seem like it in Season 2.

Were we supposed to agree with her regarding her friends who didn't want kids? I couldn't tell.

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Were we supposed to agree with her regarding her friends who didn't want kids? I couldn't tell.

That seemed strange to me as well - with all of her feminist posturing (no Pepe Le Pew for Stevie!), you'd think she would be more understanding that not all women make the same choices.  I think the whole second season was supposed to be about how Audrey was dealing with (or not) and judging herself for the abortion and when she was confronted with another woman who didn't want children, she felt a little unmoored because it didn't fit into her narrative of 'what kind of woman wouldn't want a child?'  

I don't know what the norms are in Australia for season length, but the best parts of this season for me were the other moms' stories and if the season were longer I think we'd have been able to get more than every episode being A plot Audrey, B plot one of the other moms.  It's strangely disjointed as compared to, say, Workin' Moms, which has a similar premise.

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The ending felt like a series ender, which is sad.  I prefer this to Working Moms.  I think I hate watch that one.  This just let a lot more realistic in terms of Motherhood and figuring it all out.  While some things are played for laughs, it is also gut wrenching in a very human way. I hope Sisters come back!  

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