Date My Dad (UP)

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Date My Dad (UP) – Premieres 2nd June

Comedy drama that follows Ricky Cooper, a former baseball player and widowed father of three. It begins on Rickys 40th birthday where his children have decided that after three years since his wife passed, it’s time for him to start dating.

The thought of this and after finding out his mother-in-law is moving out, leads  to Ricky seeing visions of his dead wife who also encourages him to move on. While he debates whether to or not to, his daughters then put a plan into action to help him out by getting the details of every single woman together to get him back in the game.

As a comedy drama, there’s not that much comedy in it and what there is mainly jars agains the the over-sentimental set up of the programme. It’s all a bit meh in it delivery.

2.7/10

Ties That Bind (UP)

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Ties That Bind (UP) – Starts 12th August – Cancelled

When a man is imprisoned his two children go to live their aunt and her family. Along with the teething problems of the living arrangements, which at one point is almost smoothed out with a strange scene involving tacos and a disney-esque backing track. The show also follows the aunt is also a cop that is somehow linked to her brothers imprisonment.

It’s as if someone made a tv series from a Lifetime afternoon movie.

2.3/10

The Holderness Family (UP)

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The Holderness Family (UP) – Starts 26th March

Reality show following the Holderness family who have quit their jobs and are concentrating on their own business creating internet video content.

I’ve no idea how making a music video that sounds like a substandard version of the Flight of the Conchords song Business Time brings in the cash to support a family of four, but apparently it’s been working for them for over a year.

2.3/10