March 25, 2012 § 21 Comments
I maintain that I don’t watch much telly though I have admitted to Downton and to Homeland. My children have belatedly introduced me to Miranda and have been making me watch series 1 and 2 on DVD.
She was wonderful in The Midwife (the best thing about it in fact). I have watched some of the episodes of her own show more than once now – something I never normally do, but children want to see them again and again and are very persuasive – and I laugh and laugh every time. I think she’s a fucking genius. I love her honesty about being a single woman, so much so I long to meet her in real life and howl with laughter about the horrors of it all. I don’t know how much of the character in the series is the real her but I am guessing quite a lot, and I know that she would be, as her screen mother’s catch-phrase goes, “Such fun!”. Miranda flags up what so many single women go through, voices what so many single women are thinking, and goes to all the places that single women are not allowed to go. And I identify with it all. I wonder how on earth is resonates with my children, but they seem to get it and love it too.
I cannot wait for the next series (is there to be one?). Gary is such a sweetheart and it is so obvious they are meant for each other. We all need to see her get him in the end. We just do.