This Country star Daisy May Cooper is leading a BBC series full of deceit, comedy and shocks and the reviews are in.
Am I Being Unreasonable? is six-part series that follows Nic (Cooper), a mother who is stuck in a depressing marriage and grieving a loss that she cannot share with anyone.
However, when Jen comes into her life, Nic becomes the happy person she once was. But, letting her guard down could mean that secrets emerge and threaten to ruin everything.
The show is broadcast every Friday on BBC One, and all episodes are now available on BBC iPlayer.
Daisy May Cooper made her stamp on TV by playing Kerry Mucklowe alongside her real-life and on-screen brother Charlie Cooper. The siblings also co-wrote the show together.
Cooper won the 2018 BAFTA for ‘Best Female Comedy Performance’.
Playing alongside Cooper is Seline Hizil as Jen. She co-wrote Am I Being Unreasonable? with Cooper. She is best known for her role in the 2009 BBC drama Land Girls.
Jessica Hynes stars as Becca. Hynes has featured in many British shows from The Royale Family to Staying Alive and Spaced.
Other cast members include Lenny Rush (Apple Tree House), Dustin Demri-Burns (Cardinal Burns), Amanda Wilkin (Finding Alice), David Fynn (Undateable), Juliet Cowan (The Sarah Jane Adventures: This Life) and Kalra Crome (Hit & Miss).
What Do Reviewers Think of Am I Being Unreasonable?
Lucy Mangan, writing for The Guardian, gives the series three stars and labels it as ‘phenomenally funny – and occasionally heartbreakingly vulnerable.’
Despite the glowing review, Mangan acknowledges ‘It is trying to be funny enough to satisfy the This Country fanbase, while moving sufficiently into thriller land to allow Cooper to distinguish herself in another field…You can applaud the ambition while wishing they had reined themselves in just a little more.’
James Hibbs writing for Radio Times also awards three stars. However, he does argue that due to it being ‘primarily narrative-driven…the comedy unfortunately falls by the wayside.’
Where Hibbs finds the most comedy is in the scenes with Lenny Rush and Daisy May Cooper.
‘Rush’s comic timing is excellent, and the dynamic between Ollie and Nic finds the show at its most charming.’
Am I Being Unreasonable? has a rating of 7.9/10 on IMDb.