The Dry

The Dry S1

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The Dry

Series 1

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Series 1 overview

From the producers of Normal People, this moving comedy-drama is an irreverent, sharp and funny depiction of a family in various forms of denial. The story centres on 35-year-old Shiv, the eldest daughter, as she returns to Ireland for her grandmother’s wake, taking a break from London and her ‘career’ (with a small ‘c’) in art. Shiv is six months sober, and it is fair to say her life is not going as planned. Shiv’s family – who have never really dealt with or talked about the damage caused by the sudden death of her adored elder brother, not to mention her parents’ failing marriage or Shiv’s own chaotic behaviour – are wary of having her back. To make matters worse there’s also her charmer of an ex-boyfriend Jack, who has the uncanny knack of always appearing when she’s at her most vulnerable. His charming presence reminds Shiv of the excitement and thrill of excess from her youth – to call him a trigger would be an understatement. Can Shiv come to terms with her true addiction and the realities of her life, amid a dysfunctional yet loveable family who are each individually facing their own demons?

Episode 4

Shiv’s ‘family meeting’ is a car crash culminating in the news that her parents are in an open relationship. Bernie continues to worry about missing neighbour Pam. In private Bernie and Tom discuss Mina and he agrees to end things with her. Shiv starts at the gallery where it transpires her new boss Kristen is pregnant with Jack’s baby. Ant sees Max at a property viewing and they sleep together. Caroline meets the consultant for a drink and the two have a rushed encounter in her car. Tom tells Bernie it’s over between the two of them.


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