Trying: Season 1

Trying: Season 1

Trying: Season 1

Apple+/BBC original feel-good series about "growing up, settling down and finding someone to love," focusing on a British couple struggling to have a baby. Stars Rafe Spall, Esther Smith and Imelda Staunton.

How are Jason (Spall) and Nikkie (Smith) going to fill the next 50 years if they can’t start a family? After ruling out every other option, Nikki and Jason decide to adopt and are confronted by a world of bewildering new challenges. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball family and chaotic lives, they need to convince an adoption that they’re ready to be parents.

2020UKApple+, BBC
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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An attempt to mine comedy from the child adoption process that is intermittently funny and goofily charming – but doesn’t ultimately convince.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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The genuinely loving, intimate banter between Nikki and Jason in their quieter moments too is one of the series’ greatest strengths.

3.0
RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

The fun of “Trying” is in getting to see, bit by bit, this couple realizing that they're good enough, not just as potential parents.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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The first four episodes of this opening season definitely have their charms... the back half is really where “Trying” settles into a groove.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Inspired by — and an inverse of — the charmingly vulgar parenting comedy Catastrophe, about strangers who fall into a relationship after accidental insemination, this London-set sadcom invites us into the lives of an unmarried working-class couple who decide to pursue adoption after an expensive and futile round of IVF.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

An attempt to mine comedy from the child adoption process that is intermittently funny and goofily charming – but doesn’t ultimately convince.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The genuinely loving, intimate banter between Nikki and Jason in their quieter moments too is one of the series’ greatest strengths.

3.0
RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

The fun of “Trying” is in getting to see, bit by bit, this couple realizing that they're good enough, not just as potential parents.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

The first four episodes of this opening season definitely have their charms... the back half is really where “Trying” settles into a groove.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Inspired by — and an inverse of — the charmingly vulgar parenting comedy Catastrophe, about strangers who fall into a relationship after accidental insemination, this London-set sadcom invites us into the lives of an unmarried working-class couple who decide to pursue adoption after an expensive and futile round of IVF.

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