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The Letdown

The Letdown
  • Rating: 7.50
  • Year of issue: 2017
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Countries: Australia
  • Duration: 30 minutes

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

  • 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.
  • Parents Group triggers anxiety in Audrey when she realises she's the only one who isn't following a parenting book. Misinterpreting Ambrose's book club theme, Audrey brings Frankenstein - honest mistake or searing metaphor?
  • When Jeremy's parents turn up uninvited, Audrey is forced to deploy some masterful restraint when it comes to mother-in-law, Carol's intrusive and out-dated parenting advice.
  • Life at home with baby fails to provide the mental stimulation Audrey craves. She's bored and increasingly forgetful. When she gets her days mixed up, she turns up at the wrong meeting group and stays.
  • After being struck in the head by a pinecone, Jeremy starts to obsess about his broken promise to God. Is the pinecone the first in a series of vengeful acts? There's no convincing atheist Audrey.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It's Stevie's first birthday. Audrey goes a little nuts, like most parents reaching this milestone. Stevie's party celebration is a fraught, over-catered extravaganza that triggers Audrey's anxiety and competitive spirit.
  • Sophie needs to make a big decision, Audrey second guesses hers, while Ester's choices are taken out of her hands. Verity turns Audrey's living room into her office, and finds an unlikely tea-lady.
  • Audrey goes back to work and puts Stevie in family day care. Martha hits the dating scene but struggles to find a lesbian who likes babies.
  • Jeremy surprises Audrey with a wine-tasting weekend in the Barossa Valley, and the pair discover that living apart has not been good for them.
  • When Barbara's drinking gets out of control, Audrey enlists the help of her back lane friend, Scott. Ester's despair about getting old is put into perspective when an intern starts at the office.
  • Inspired by Georgia, Audrey decides to go back to university and finish her masters. Audrey makes a big confession to the parents' group. They all finally get together for a night of dancing they'll never forget.

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