Why we’re loving ‘The Letdown’ – Netflix’s new mum show

Awkward parent and baby clubs, super-public mum-shaming and 'babysitting' dads - it's all in the new Netflix UK series

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If you loved BBC’s Motherland and are hankering for something similar, we reckon Netflix’s latest acquisition, The Letdown, might just be right up your street.

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The Aussie series follows the ups and downs of early mumhood in all its glorious technicolour – absolutely no gloss whatsoever.

(You might get a hint of the LOLs ahead when we tell you one of the cast members is Instagram star Celeste Barber, famous for her hilarious celeb mum rip-off pics.)

In the first episode alone you’ll see some strangely familiar mum-shaming of the “Oh, you’re not breastfeeding? Oh, you had a C-section?” eye-roll variety 🙄

There’s also uber-awkward post-baby sex which ends up with a session Googling “Can I get pregnant while I’m breasfteeding?” 😂

And mum Audrey’s first night out – where she takes the baby with her cos babysitter Kim turns out to be a man – sees her gets ditched by her kid-free mates who pretend to go home, but actually go clubbing.

She ends up crying on a bus as she heads home with her little one. So, yes, this scene has all the feels.

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The beginning of the first episode shows a bunch of mums at a baby club, and we have to say we reckon club leader, the oh-so-slightly unenthusiastic Ambrose, says it all when she tells the assembled parents (including a dad who’s joined via iPad):

“12 weeks in, has the novelty worn off? You’re not number one anymore.

“There’s no point whingeing about what you’ve lost. Think about what you’ve gained: rounder bottoms, adult acne, haemorrhoids and a small helpless child.

“This is motherhood. You’re all in this together.” 😲

It’s pretty irreverent, and though we’re only one episode in (not much time to binge-watch when you’re a mum), we like the way it’s going.

What do you think?

Do you reckon you’ll watch The Letdown? Maybe you have already, and if so – what did you think of it?

Any other good ‘mum’ shows you’d recommend? Tell us in the comments below or over on Facebook

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