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Comedy Showroom: The Letdown (2016)

A comedy about a struggling new mum, and the mother's group she thinks she does not need.


Trent O'Donnell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Bell ... Audrey
Noni Hazlehurst ... Ambrose
Sacha Horler ... Ester
Celeste Barber ... Barbara
Lucy Durack ... Sophie
Ewen Leslie ... Jeremy
Leah Vandenberg ... Martha
Taylor Ferguson ... Jenna
Leon Ford ... Ruben
Patrick Brammall ... Scott
Brendan Cowell ... Harry
Gareth Davies ... Pete
Rachel Gordon ... Mandy
Ming-Zhu Hii ... Catherine
Greg Larsen Greg Larsen ... Kim


The Letdown is a comedy about Audrey (Alison Bell), a struggling new mum, and the local support group she thinks she doesn't need. Determined not to be defined by her new role, Audrey's first encounter with the local Mothers Group is a disaster. She leaves humiliated with a quiet resolve never to return. But Audrey's attempt to reconnect with her old life (not least her sex life) is even more of a disaster and it's not long before Audrey realises she may be in the market for a new support team after all. Her sanity might just depend on it.

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4 May 2016 (Australia) See more »

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Comedy Showroom: The Letdown See more »

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Aussie TV that's worth a binge watch
22 March 2019 | by cassie-fettSee all my reviews

Being an Australian, I'm allowed to be prejudiced towards the television that's produced here. Sorry, but there is a hell of a lot of dramatic crap that falls flat on it's face in embarrassment.

The Letdown is the paradox. It is brilliant. One of the first Australian dramas outside of Love My Way or Rake that I sat down and binge watched.

The storyline is compelling, real, captivating, interesting, engaging........the characters are very likeable and I enjoyed watching them develop throughout the series. The cinematography set in Sydney was a real delight!

I deducted 3 stars due to the emphasis on the protagonist......she became just that little bit tedious towards the end. Perhaps that was the intention, however it detracted from the supporting acts.

I do hope there is a second series.... despite being 40 and deciding not to have kids myself (so I have no real infinity to the storyline personally) each episode kept me engaged and wanting more. A must watch.

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