ON THE EDGE OF COMEDY
WHAT do you give a woman to make amends for the fact you broke her son’s heart but have now taken him back because there are no better offers on the table? A smelly candle, that’s what. According to WomenOnTheVerge, a scented candle is the only way to make amends for causing such familial heartache. These ladies are basically Ireland’s answer to SexAndThe City’s gal-pals without the glamorous fashions, expensive cocktails and swoon-worthy love interests. Here the three friends – self-absorbed Laura (Kerry Condon, pictured), single mum Katie (Nina Sosanya) and desperateto-settle-down Alison (Eileen Walsh) – also find unique and extremely flawed ways to cope with life’s problems. For instance, Laura is trying therapy to deal with her toxic self-interest. But all she manages to glean from her first session is a smug attitude and an expensive new bottle of nail polish. Alison points out that going to confession might be a far simpler way to deal with her problems, but Laura argues that her grandmother knows all the local priests so talking about her sex life could prove “awkward”. Katie, meanwhile, is trying to win her daughter’s affection with a new puppy. Bizarrely, Alison invites these two neurotic friends to join her for dinner when she reunites with her boyfriend’s parents for the first time since their break-up, believing they’ll somehow help smooth things over. What could possibly go wrong?