On the Verge of a Midlife Crisis with Sharon Horgan
Wednesday, 8.30pm, ABC2 Listen up, fellow wrinklies. In this program English comedian Sharon Horgan finds out the best way to deal with midlife crisis. It is great when you have no expectations, and a daft and heretofore unknown English funny woman unexpectedly makes you laugh out loud. Mind you, I wouldn’t want to raise your expectations. I mean, it’s on ABC2 on a Wednesday — how good can it be? But just reserve the possibility in your personal planner. According to Horgan, who is bursting with such aphorisms, 40 is the old age of youth while 50 is the youth of old age. She says we are all very familiar with men in midlife crisis. ‘‘ They start chatting up women on Twitter, or panic-buy a sports car,’’ she says, fondly squeezing the bonnet of something fast and expensive. ‘‘ But what about women? What does a female midlife crisis even look like?’’ Horgan meets six fearsome women determined to pin it down. Not a million miles from Agony Aunts but not nearly as bitter as Grumpy Old Women.