BBC1’s domestic thriller Doctor Foster returned for a second series on Tuesday night, and it’s good to see that its ability to provoke a reaction from its fans has not waned in the two years since it last aired.
Set two years after the events of series one, any semblance of peace and calm in the life of Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones) is shattered by the return of her adulterous ex Simon (Bertie Carvel), now with a new wife in tow and designs on gaining custody of their son Tom.
The series two premiere sparked a whole lot of rage from fans on Twitter, as Gemma was forced to endure a dinner party that was also attended by the new couple.
#DoctorFoster has left me hating my ex husband and my own son even though I've never been married and have no kids.
— Reesha Siniara (@reesha_siniara) September 5, 2017
I'm so angry and it's not even my life ? #DoctorFoster
— Mike (@mkb16_) September 5, 2017
Nah if my husband ever cheated on me and my friends went to celebrate his new wedding I would cut them right off #DoctorFoster
— Luce (@luce_pettit) September 5, 2017
A wry comment about Gemma’s attire caused particular ire.
I actually feel like Simon cheated on ME, took the piss out of MY blouse and stole MY son. I'm fuming. #DoctorFoster
— Amy (@AmyJoness_) September 5, 2017
#DoctorFoster First you cheat on me, then you come back 2yrs later to cuss my blouse? There's a special place in hell…
— Your Favourite Auntie ???? (@O_lalaa82) September 5, 2017
But could Gemma really endure a whole second series of this?
— Hanan (@hananjx) September 5, 2017
I'm just not okay with the fact she has no real friends and if her life gets ruined again I'll never watch the BBC AGAIN #DoctorFoster ????????
— Jade (@Jlsaunders3) September 5, 2017
3 minutes in, I already want to punch Simon and he's not even made an appearance yet #DoctorFoster
— Ash (@Trowbear453) September 5, 2017
I think I hate Gemma's ex husband more than I could possibly hate any of my ex's ???? #DoctorFoster
— Cara Williams (@carawilliams__) September 5, 2017
Doctor Foster series 2 airs on BBC1 on Tuesdays at 9pm