The Trouble with Maggie Cole: Season 1 Reviews

October 19, 2020
What makes it strange is the tone -- it's a comedy about embarrassment that stops shy of being genuinely excoriating about standard stories of cozy English villages.
October 16, 2020
A thriller of sorts -- there are plenty of dark forces here -- with a strong sitcom sensibility, The Trouble With Maggie Cole is a rollicking drama that shines with life.
September 25, 2020
Dawn French is the strength and weakness of the series. She's charming, ditzy and irritating in equal measure.
March 16, 2020
Its heart might be in the right place but its brain's in a jar.
March 9, 2020
In the show's defence, French does make an unlikeable character more likeable than she has any right to be. On the other hand, I did want to put in a call to Coastland FM, if only to say: "Mate, have you ever heard of libel laws?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 6, 2020
French and Heap are the only ones playing for laughs. But when every other new show is a police procedural, period adaptation or domestic thriller, at least it's aiming for something different.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2020
The premise of this six-part drama set in a picturesque, close-knit English village is an excellent and irresistibly intriguing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2020
So far it is easy, gossipy froth, which is about the best thing you can say about it, and the worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 6, 2020
For the purposes of the revenge story to come she was meant to be annoying, but talk about going above and beyond.
March 6, 2020
[W]ith a strong supporting cast of telly favourites (Lee Boardman, Vicky Pepperdine), you can forgive the narrative stretch.
March 6, 2020
The first episode was a bit of serious drama, a bit of comedy, and possibly also the set-up to a thriller (are any of the offended locals going to do Maggie Cole in?), which suggests it will repay watching till the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5