My Mad Fat Diary

2013

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
8.4| en| More Info
Released: 14 January 2013 Ended
Producted By: Tiger Aspect Productions
Country: United Kingdom
Budget: 0
Revenue: 0
Official Website: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/my-mad-fat-diary
Synopsis

Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend Chloe and her group, who are unaware of Rae's mental health and body image problems, believing she was in France for the past four months.

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Lightdeossk Captivating movie !
HomeyTao For having a relatively low budget, the film's style and overall art direction are immensely impressive.
Salubfoto It's an amazing and heartbreaking story.
AshUnow This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
alvesaricia I started watching My mad fat diary two days ago solely because I've been passing by this title's name on every article about Killing Eve - which stars Jodie Comer. It took some time for me to go check it out since it seemed like a teenage show, probably a little bit like "Skins", I thought. And I hate Skins, so I really had no interest in trying MMFD. But then the pilot showed up in my "related videos" on youtube, probably because of Killing Eve's interviews, and I decided to take a look at younger Jodie's performance. You see, the idea was to watch just a lil' bit to see Jodie and then bail out. Little did I know that I was going to get hooked right away.This show is actually spectacular. It has a teenage set, that's right, but the themes are not teenage at all. Even though it's mostly a comedy (and a good one!), it gets really dark at times and makes you reflexive as hell. The first season not that much, it's lighter, but the second season came like a wrecking ball. I actually wish I knew a little more beforehand, because I was definitely not prepared for some of it. At the ending of the second season, I actually paused the show to cry, it was just too much. And I'm not the crying-on-movies type.I don't even know if I'm going to finish it, I'm still digesting. But that just means it's a great show that touched me as not many have. 100% recomend. Be careful, though, if you're struggling with something. It triggered me a little bit.
Chappy Watched It is really refreshing, after two crap TV show marathons, to watch something so amazing.I had never heard anything about the books or this show until I started seeing posts on my Tumblr dash nearly daily and decided to give it a go.I'm beyond glad that I did.It has both dark, heavy scenes and funny, light scenes throughout a beautifully written series.The cast is brilliant but both Sharon Rooney (Rae) and Claire Rushbrook (Rae's mother) are, for me, the scene stealers of the show. Their relationship, although turbulent at most times, I think reflect that of an average everyday family.What I like most about this show is it's realness, it's humanity. It's not showy or over the top and it's deals with real issues in a sensitive and honest way.I could not recommend this show enough, I have already watched Series 1 twice.Please note that this show deals with suicide, self-harm and mental issues so if any of this affects you, I would advise caution in making your decision on watching this.
ashleigh_mjj My Mad Fat Diary is one of the funniest, most touching, realistic, well written and brilliant shows I have ever seen. And don't get me started on the soundtrack - no TV show could rival the quality and aptness of the music used on My Mad Fat Diary. Pretty much my favorite show of all time and I think that viewers of all age groups and social groups could relate to it in someway. 10/10! The characters are well formed, interesting, lovable, relatable and very realistic. This show touches on some very heavy subjects of youth and young life, but does so with the utmost respect and understanding of complexity. The actress that plays Rae is so perfect for the role, and the actor that plays her love interest Finn is fantastic and absolutely gorgeous to look at!
jadeylady I am astounded by this program, when I saw the initial trailer I honestly thought it looked like nonsense, it wasn't painted in a good light at all. I only really checked it out due to morbid curiosity.Well here we are nearing the end of Season 2 and I am still absolutely glued to the screen. I look forward to Mondays simply to see this.Such an incredibly accurate portrayal of life as a teenager in 90s England, this show brings a lot back for me, good and bad. It takes many twists and turns, but our constant is Rae, insecure, sweet, broken, amazing Rae, she is so relatable it's almost upsetting at times, yet reassuring too.A real life account of a battle with mental illness, while trying to fit in, trying to grow up, this show tackles issues few have tried to before and it works, seamlessly. I think we needed a character and a program like this, to highlight the demons that those with depression and self image issues deal with every day.I don't really watch TV, but mine is on every Monday now at 10pm without fail, the music is awesome, the characters get straight in to your heart. It's hilariously funny, and yet gritty all at once. I love Rae's Mum, she is absolutely bonkers. It's perfection.I simply cannot praise My mad fat diary enough. I hope it will be around for many many more seasons. This is not just entertainment, it's a lifeline for many, this is clear just browsing the comments on their Facebook page. If you haven't watched it, get to 4OD and start now, but be warned you will not be able to turn away.