Women on the Verge

three fe­male pals help each other in SHARON HOR­GAN’S lat­est se­ries

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As well as ex­ec­u­tive-pro­duc­ing this new Dublin-set com­edy, Sharon Hor­gan co-writes and stars in the first episode as a ther­a­pist coun­selling one of three women in cri­sis.

Women on the Verge

Thurs­day, w Hd, 10pm FROM Pulling TO Di­vorce, writer and ac­tress Sharon Hor­gan has hi­lar­i­ously cat­a­logued the ex­pe­ri­ences of women who, at var­i­ous stages in life, have found things not go­ing quite ac­cord­ing to plan.

Now, in her lat­est TV of­fer­ing, Hor­gan plays a ther­a­pist coun­selling a stressed­out jour­nal­ist whose life is in tur­moil in the new W com­edy drama, Women on the Verge.

As well as writ­ing the first episode, Hor­gan is ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of the se­ries, which is based on a mag­a­zine col­umn and book by Lorna Martin.

The six-parter cen­tres on three friends who are all fac­ing crit­i­cal de­ci­sions about their fu­tures. Jour­nal­ist Laura (Kerry Con­don) is hav­ing a steamy af­fair with a col­league; sin­gle mother Katie (Nina Sosanya) is con­tem­plat­ing ar­ti­fi­cial in­sem­i­na­tion; and Ali­son (Eileen Walsh) des­per­ately wants a baby and to get back to­gether with her ex-boyfriend Martin (Aaron Mc­cusker).

LIFE’S A CHAL­LENGE

‘It’s about that tick­ing time bomb, and how the women all feel it in dif­fer­ent ways, be it re­la­tion­ships or ba­bies,’ ex­plains Walsh. ‘They want to try to get on the right track be­fore they de­rail.’ While Laura and Ali­son are look­ing for their happy ever af­ter, Katie has a more san­guine view of re­la­tion­ships, hav­ing al­ready been mar­ried and di­vorced, and it is at her sug­ges­tion that Laura con­tacts a ther­a­pist, the enig­matic Dr Fitzger­ald (Hor­gan), in a bid to get her life back on track.

Con­don ad­mits that be­ing on the couch while Hor­gan played her ther­a­pist was a slightly strange ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘Those scenes were the first of the shoot for me,’ she says. ‘There were so many things on my mind – mainly try­ing to do a good job, so Sharon wouldn’t worry I was go­ing to mess it all up.’

EILEEN WALSH, KERRY CON­DON AND NINA SOSANYA AS ALI­SON, LAURA AND KATIE

SHARON HOR­GAN AS DR FITZGER­ALD

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