You know what you’ll never see in a TV series about a stand-up comedian? Beautiful, loving, and perfect interpersonal relationships. As every TV series and feature film about the art of stand-up has taught us—these folks are damaged. And it’s that drama that makes for great comedy and awesome stories, which is why the upcoming Netflix series “Feel Good” actually seems like it’s going to be worth checking out.
As seen in the new trailer for the series, “Feel Good” follows the semi-autobiographical story of Mae Martin, a Canadian stand-up that is dealing with a blossoming new romance, but inevitably, she has to confront her past, including addiction issues and family drama. Oh yeah, and there’s the little problem of her new girlfriend not being willing to come out to her friends and family.
The cast includes Martin, obviously, along with Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow, Adrian Lukis, and Sophie Thompson. In addition to starring, Martin also co-wrote and co-created the series.
“I’m beyond excited for people to finally see my semi-autobiographical show ‘Feel Good,’” said Martin. “I really hope that people laugh, connect with the characters, and root for Mae and George as a couple. We tried to make a show that’s funny, heartbreaking, and occasionally completely bizarre because that’s what life is like.”
“Feel Good” hits Netflix on March 19.
Here’s the synopsis:
Feel Good stars Mae Martin as Mae, a rising talent on the stand-up circuit and recovering addict whose addictive behaviors and intense romanticism dominate every single part of her life. When she meets pragmatic – but so far heterosexual – George (Charlotte Ritchie) she’s smitten, and much to her surprise George feels the same. They embark on an intoxicating romance as Mae juggles relationships with her parents, fellow addicts in a drugs support group, her colleagues at the local stand up club, and most importantly tries to transform her relationship with George from an addictive one to a healthy one. But the real question is can Mae replace a toxic addiction to love with love itself. Feel Good is a deeply personal, dark but hilarious story about two young people navigating the modern-day landscape of love, addiction, and sexuality – and trying to form a meaningful and lasting connection.