Breeders: Season 1 (2020)

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Season 1
Breeders

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A provocative addition to the growing slate of shows about parents behaving badly, Breeders' take on the realities of child-rearing are as hilarious as they are cringe-inducing.

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Critic Ratings: 35

78%

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User Ratings: 45

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Air date: Mar 2, 2020

The children won't sleep. Paul and Ally thought these nights were over. Paul spends the night fighting his own anger and his children's inability to go to sleep.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2020

Luke's parents evening and the surprise arrival of Ally's estranged father cause Paul and Ally to examine their hopes and dreams for Luke and Ava and discover how far they are willing to go for the sake of their children.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2020

Ally attempts to acclimatise to Michael's continued presence while Paul, suspected of intentionally hurting his mum, begins to question if his accident-prone son's frequent injuries might actually be his fault.

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Air date: Mar 16, 2020

Michael thrives in his new role as dad and granddad, but Paul and Ally can't adapt to his presence as easily as the children can. Luke's hunt for proof that Santa doesn't exists puts Paul's claim that he never lies to the test.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

Paul and Ally are thrilled that Sprout, the family gerbil, has finally died, but explaining loss to Luke and Ava is more difficult than they thought as grief manifests itself in mysterious ways and throws the family off course.

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Air date: Mar 30, 2020

In the wake of Michael's death, the family stay with Darren at his country house, but Paul's attempt to give Ally space by taking on kid duties and Darren's fixation on work doesn't help Ally find a chance to say goodbye.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2020

It's half term and Luke is responsible for taking Lenny the class bear on an adventure. Lenny has been to Italy, Peru and beyond, but Paul can't even manage to get the family and the godforsaken bear out of the house to the local park.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2020

Paul attempts to focus on his upcoming wedding but is constantly thwarted by his family; Ally is distracted by work, Luke is misbehaving at school and Leah doesn't understand why they are even bothering to get married.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2020

Part 1. Family life is thrown off kilter as Ally spends her weekdays in Berlin and weekends in London. Paul, Luke and Ava try to muddle through without her, but the children aren't sleeping again and it takes its toll on Paul.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

Part 2. Luke's condition worsens and he is admitted to a specialist pediatric unit. As Paul, Ally and their parents desperately wait for news, stress and fear cause cracks to form within the family.

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Tv Season Info

Breeders explores the paradox that every parent knows but never admits: you would willingly die for your children, but quite often you also want to kill them.

Cast & Crew

Simon Blackwell
Executive Producer
Chris Addison
Executive Producer
Martin Freeman
Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner
Executive Producer
Rob Aslett
Executive Producer
David Martin
Executive Producer
Jon Thoday
Executive Producer
Michael Wiggs
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Breeders Season 1

Audience Reviews for Breeders: Season 1

  • Jun 09, 2021
    An excellent cast, and a great mix of funny and sad, which won't be to everyone's taste, after the superb After Life, (and Episodes and man strokes woman, I now see Daisy Haggard's name on the cast list as a guarantee of excellence.
  • May 12, 2021
    Anyone who has ever had a child is crying and laughing along with the characters. We feel their highs and their lows. Their joy is so close to our hearts and their pain is felt on the deepest level of our gut. I hope any parent would watch this to feel understood and not judged, maybe for the first time in their life. The writing is absolutely brilliant. Every single actor is spot on, I wish they would all get Emmy awards!!
  • Jun 21, 2020
    Breeders is fantastic. Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard were amazing to portray as parents and the episodes were so fascinating. UK premium network Sky and Disney's FX did an amazing and fascinating job for co-producing the series.
  • May 14, 2020
    I really enjoyed the heart this show had!
  • May 04, 2020
    A masterclass in writing. Unique storytelling, compelling plot arcs and flashy, wit-laced humour set Simon Blackwell's Breeders apart from other dysfunctional family comedies. Well-written characters and unexpected twists additionally spice up the viewing experience, adding admirable depth and meaning to the project. It's a shame that there are some poorly-timed misfires —- but these are more than made up for by the sheer magnitude of Freeman and Haggard's performances, whose magnetic chemistry makes it hard to take your eyes off the screen. Parents swearing at kids is funny, and you're lying if you disagree. Iroh's grade: B
  • May 04, 2020
    I Love The Black Humor and The explosion dialogues Its Funny and different . ❤️❤️
  • Apr 27, 2020
    Some classic comedy moments. I didn't think I'd get in to this, however, I can't seem to stop tuning in each week. Some great moments, fantastically delivered in a timely way. A good watch.
  • Apr 26, 2020
    Poignant, hilarious and uncomfortable- this is about adult relationships
  • Apr 20, 2020
    Very enjoyable and hilarious first season. Loved all the characters. Reminded me a bit of Catastrophe. I love these new shows that are more honest about family and marriage and manage to find a perfect balance between comedy and drama.
  • Apr 11, 2020
    I watched the first couple episodes and thought it was going to be really good. I am certainly no prude but the way over the top profanity really turned me off. It really wasn't needed. I stopped watching it. Real shame

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