Girlfriends: Series 1 (2018)

Series 1

Critics Consensus

Girlfriends offers an honest -- and frequently hilarious -- look at a time of life too often marginalized on TV, with wonderfully well-acted results.



Critic Ratings: 13

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


Air date: Jan 29, 2018
Air date: Feb 6, 2018
Air date: Feb 12, 2018
Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019

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Three friends cope with the responsibilities that come with being a modern woman of a certain age.

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Critic Reviews for Girlfriends Series 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

... doesn't aways hit its marks -- particularly during the over-reaching opening minutes of Episode 4. But the three lead performances, particularly on the part of Miranda Richardson, are more than enough to carry the day.

Jan 29, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Wherever it goes, it will be real and glorious and fun. The results of people with talent to burn writing, playing and directing (as Mellor is also doing) what they know always are.

Jan 16, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Girlfriends] applies refreshing layers of honesty and genuine perplexity to the characters' stories. Age is an engine of Girlfriends. But so is empathy.

Jan 26, 2018 | Full Review…

I cannot lie: I expected a carousel of middle-age clichés: anti-wrinkle treatments, divorces, hot flushes. And, actually, Girlfriends delivers all of these things. But it is not awful or depressing.

Jan 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Girlfriends is part mystery, and we're hooked on wanting to know what happened to Micky. But the more important "mysteries," really, are the lives of these three women, each one heroic in her own life.

Feb 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Plenty to be going on with there, you might think, and a drama featuring older women should always be welcomed. But Girlfriends is a Kay Mellor six-parter so, the narrative is ludicrously overstuffed.

Sep 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This increasingly bizarre series has morphed from drama to comedy to utter farce. There were moments of greatness at the beginning of Girlfriends, but recently we have been left staring at our screens perplexed.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

This cheerful clarion call is going to find many friends among the baby boomer demographic, and possibly beyond.

Jan 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This rollicking menopausal melodrama boasts an all-star cast and a writer at the height of her powers.

Jan 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Think Golden Girls by way of Desperate Housewives and you have Kay Mellor's deliciously dishy Girlfriends, one of the juicier British imports since the original Mistresses.

Feb 22, 2018 | Full Review…

No one could say Girlfriends, the daftest drama of the year (so far) didn't leave us in any doubt about what it wanted: larger suitcases for "dead" bodies.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Girlfriends trades on some standard older-ladies-doing-wacky-things humor, but that's just to put you at ease.

Jan 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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