Bliss

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Review

Stephen Mangan’s Andrew has two partners: Kim (Heather Graham) and Denise (Jo Hartley) and a teenage child with each. And neither family knows about the other. His job as an award-winning travel writer makes this highly implausible double life possible – he just filches his material from the internet to help keep two houses going (because journalism really is that easy and dishonest).

David (Arrested Development) Cross’s comedy rests on multiple scenes of agonising discomfort - here a close shave in a restaurant, next time probably the same thing. But even the accomplished Mangan struggles to turn behaviour that is essentially weird, cruel and selfish into something that’s either charming or indeed terribly amusing.

Summary

Comedy drama about a travel writer who has two sets of wives and children, whose existences are unknown to one another. Stephen Mangan and Heather Graham star.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Ballard Stephen Mangan
Kim Ballard Heather Graham
Denise Larkspur Jo Hartley
Drama Comedy