Trying: Season 1 (2020)

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Season 1
Trying

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Leads Rafe Spall and Esther Smith make light work of heavy themes in Trying, a poignant comedy that is as hilarious as it is honest about the realities of infertility.

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Critic Ratings: 22

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User Ratings: 58

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Episodes

Air date: May 1, 2020

When they learn that another round of IVF would be too expensive and unlikely to succeed, Nikki and Jason start exploring adoption.

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Jason gets in touch with an ex before social services interview her; Nikki goes out with her sister, Karen, and her unpleasant boyfriend.

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Nikki and Jason go to a picnic with other potential adopters and get intimidated by the quality of their competition.

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Air date: May 1, 2020

After a wild night out with Erica and Freddy, Nikki and Jason are faced with potentially disastrous consequences the next morning.

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Deciding they need more hands-on experience looking after children, Nikki and Jason agree to baby-sit their friend's children for a day.

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Jason starts getting cold feet about the whole process after a mandatory training session; Karen tells Nikki some bad news.

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Nikki grows paranoid about Jason after reading a suspicious text on his phone; a family gathering takes a turn for the worse.

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Despite the added irritation of a new roommate, it's time for Nikki and Jason to face the adoption panel.

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Cast & Crew

Rafe Spall
Jason

Actor
Esther Smith
Nikki

Actor
Imelda Staunton
Penny

Actor
Ophelia Lovibond
Erica

Actor
Oliver Chris
Freddy

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Sian Brooke
Karen

Guest Star
Darren Boyd
Scott

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Robyn Cara
Jen

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Critic Reviews for Trying: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Trying: Season 1

  • May 12, 2022
    Trying is a very happy TV show. Different from others talking the story far away from us, Trying talks the story among normal us. It gives me the power to live a good life.
  • Oct 24, 2021
    Not a true comedy series, we should call it a healing series. I feel the joy and peace from every episodes, from the simple but extremely understanding love of the characters.
  • Jul 28, 2021
    Love this show. The leads are wonderful, sweet and funny.
  • Jul 03, 2021
    I went into this series not know what to expect. I found it quirky, endearing, heart tugging and heart wrenching at times. I related very well to the characters and love the chemistry between the two leads. Very well acted by the leads and supporting casts, the parents are hilarious on both sides. I binged both seasons in one day (hence the review at 2am) and I am so glad I did. Anxiously awaiting season 3!
  • Dec 22, 2020
    Charming, funny, real, wonderful.
  • Jul 30, 2020
    I just finished watching the first episode. I thought I would like the series but I was just disgusted by the protagonist, Nikki's attitude and behavior. The show opened with her raping her husband on a bus where he clearly told her *No* multiple times. Her attitude towards others' babies is horrendous. She made fun of their names, head shape and called them ugly. She wanted to adopt but changed her mind when informed that the process would take over a year and that they may get an older child due to a shortage of babies. On top of all that, she threw a random guy's phone into a pond because she assumed he was the father and wasn't paying attention to these 2 kids near him. Sorry but no, I can't support this show 🤢
  • May 24, 2020
    Each episode got better and better. Absolutely brilliant show. Looking forward to the next series.
  • May 19, 2020
    Loved it! Nice premise and good acting. I fell in love with the characters. Some of the family tensions are a bit cliché but it works for a comedy.
  • May 14, 2020
    Predictable and unfunny- binged anyway
  • May 12, 2020
    Just like parenting, its up and down but generally tolerable.

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