The Dry

The Dry S1

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Week 10 2024 : Sat 02 Mar - Fri 08 Mar

Wed 21 Feb 2024

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 7

Jack and Shiv are in bed at a hotel when he gets a call from Caroline to say that Kristen is in hospital.  Shiv comes home to find two policemen talking to her mother Bernie, who has called about her neighbour Simon, who she believes has tried to poison her. Tom and Ant adjust to the garden flat and on a whim, Tom calls Max on Ant’s behalf and sets up a date. Caroline confronts Shiv about her and Jack’s dysfunctional relationship. Shiv overhears Bernie giving out about her to Tom and pours herself a glass of wine. 


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