The Dry

The Dry S1

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Week 08 2024 : Sat 17 Feb - Fri 23 Feb

Wed 07 Feb 2024

The Dry

Series 1

Full series available on ITVX

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 5

Unable to sleep, Shiv spots Caroline parked outside the family home in the middle of the night. After her fling with the consultant, Caroline can’t go home and ends up staying up and talking with Shiv. The following morning, Ant bursts in with the news that their dad is leaving. The kids rush to Bernie for support, but she seems more preoccupied with her missing neighbour Pam. Ant makes an upsetting discovery, when he confronts Shiv about it, she turns to Jack for support and in a moment of weakness ends up sleeping with him.


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