Maid (Netflix limited series)

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This was the first time in quite a while that I was blown away by a show. No superheroes, but a big time hero in this young mom trying to survive. Lots of battles, but no gunfire, explosions or even brawls. Lots of disasters, but no earthquakes, plagues, or alien invasions. A very simple story about someone confronting incredible real life challenges that are more than any one person should be able to navigate through.

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WTB and I are going to start to watch it probably this week.
 

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Started this. It's pretty damn good. My WTB said that she loves it because this isn't "some type of statement piece of a young, strong woman" that is anti-men. She loves the fact that the main character is flawed and the husband has some redeeming qualities as well.

It is a real look at struggles without being over the top.

Highly recommend.
 

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I've watched some of this.

Reading from a lot of women that have been in similar situations that it is a bit triggering - that it is accurate enough that it brings back memories of it happening to them - the abuse, the poverty, the struggles, etc.
 

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Andi McDowell is really good in this... lots of range from what I normally see her do.
 

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Man, this is a hard watch.
Absolutely. The first two episodes were some of the most painful, gut-wrenching TV I have ever watched and I have seen some twisted ish. With that said, I binged the entire series in one day yesterday. Margaret Qualley was great and Andie MacDowell absolutely nailed it. I would not be surprised if she isn't up for best supporting actress.
 

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this show is so good. okay wow. just finished episode 8. we think we’ve predicted how it’ll end, but such a great show. it really puts things into perspective, as to how hard some people have it and how blessed me and my lady are. :/
 

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All these comments are dead on. Just incredible all around.

Reminded me a bit of what my mom and I went through, although she was a bit younger having me at 15.

I was so glad she found at least a few people she was able to count on along the way.

This show will stick in my mind for a looong time.
 

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