My Mad Fat Life

I can’t wait for summer! Normally it’s the season that I dread the most, but this year a lot of things are transpiring. I finally graduate and will be able to put my university days behind me, but I’m also really grateful because of college and being the humungous slacker that I am, I was able to figure out what my passion was and this blog wouldn’t exist. The second reason my anticipation for summer’s arrival cannot be contained is the return of My Mad Fat Diary! I’ve anticipated its return for more than a year not and I’m waiting for Finn’s “To be Continued” to Resume so…. It needs to hurry up! (This is what I wrote 4 months ago) Since then, My Mad Fat Diary has started and 2 episodes have gone by. Graduation is still within my grasp, summer isn’t over yet. *fingers crossed*. Hence, the lack of my presence on here. By far this series has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Without divulging too much details. Rae has pretty much gone MENTAL! Last year of college and A-levels and applying for Uni has been at the forefront (I can totally relate). She’s been through so much and she’s finally in a place where she’s content and has found some sort of stability, she’s been thrown so many new challenges, one might find it difficult for her to cope. Well, she doesn’t, and that’s basically the premise of this whole series. I was so excited to see how it unfold only to be emotionally mutilated after finding out that there are only 3 episode in this series, then all that will remain of Rae and “ the Gang” is a distant memory. The one thing I really love about this show is its genuineness. Sure, it’s about a group of friends who live in Stamford, Lincolnshire and all their debacles, but it targets some serious stuff. In a way that’s not too heavy, but also relatable. Even though the topic matter may not be something you’re personally dealing with, it encompasses the stress of everyday life specifically teenagers. Growing up in a society and struggling with inner demons. Attempting to hide them from people only to realise you having friends that notice you’re mess, putting up with it, and helping you through it even though at times you may not think you need it. Understand hey! We all go through some shit, you’re shit may be more different than mine but we still have you’re back. First of all, I’m here for Rae & Finn ALL THE WAY!! I’ve never “shipped” (I really loathe that term) a couple more than I’ve shipped them. Especially after that bathroom scene in series two when Rae was being a complete and utter “dickhead.” Rae is such a complex character, in her ability to self-sabotage anything good that’s going for her i.e. her relationship with Finn and her friends. We only saw her in the first series but Tix was probably one of the most important characters in the show for me. The one person that Rae could relate to the most, having that stripped away from you at a time when you felt like you needed her most could be very difficult which is why I feel as though Rae places so much importance on the group of friends that she’s acquired, and Kester At the risk of sounding like the poster girl for Mental Illness, I feel as though My Mad Fat Diary is semi-modern take on just ONE instance of mental illness that’s super relatable and suitable for any age. Sharon Rooney does an exceptional job and she was the perfect cast. Not to mention Nico Mirallegro for obvious reasons 😉 Tonight is the night- if you haven’t been watching START NOW. If you have? Prepare for the water works because I’m sure we’re in for a bumpy ride.

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