Amanda Redman’s new BBC One comedy pilot has left viewers begging for more, after they found it ‘hilarious’.
Her one-off comedy drama Bumps told the story of Anita (played by Amanda), a single woman of 62 who decided she wanted to have a baby via IVF, before discovering her daughter was also pregnant.
Viewers were expecting a potentially dull and predictable comedy but were delighted to be met with cheeky one-liners, hilariously awkward scenes and even a joke about a vibrator.
One viewer said: “Better than expected, actually. Good cast, some good music.”
Another agreed saying: “I was FULLY PREPARED to not like #Bumps but actually it’s quite good.”
Having a baby at her age? She’s older than the NHS.
Viewers now really want to see more…
— David Richardson (@RichardsonBF) February 22, 2020
I loved #Bumps – great script, great cast, MORE PLEASE
— Mark Aldridge (@DrMarkAldridge) February 21, 2020
Ok so #Bumps review – love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it.
Also @BBCOne if you dont pick it up as a full series, you’re daft.@redman1_amanda bloody fabulous and gorgeous Just the kind of show we need on a dreary night ❤❤❤❤
— Emma Carroll 🎀🤩💜 (@McsEmma) February 21, 2020
I enjoyed it. The concept was original. Showed promise. I think there should be more. #Bumps
— Jewel Brigden (@JewelBrigden) February 21, 2020
Just watched Amanda Redman’s new comedy Bumps. Lookin’ good… Curious to see what happens next, lol! #Bumps
— Pat (@kitchasst1) February 21, 2020
— Jane E Haddon (@JaneygirlJane) February 21, 2020
As the comedy unfolded, viewers were in stitches over one particular scene when Anita showed a video to her IVF doctor with the eager phrase: “Have a look at this, this is me on my vibrator…”
— Personal Responsibility Esq. (@Wilbur37189215) February 21, 2020
There was much praise for lead actress Amanda Redman in her role as the determined Anita, who decided that she wanted a baby after realising her child-avoiding son and daughter wouldn’t be giving her any grandchildren to spoil.
Although, some will be in for a disappointment as they didn’t realise it was only a one-off (for now)…
— farrah jaufuraully (@WhatIMightThink) February 21, 2020
— Sarah x (@finnerty_sarah) February 21, 2020
— Katie (@ShatteredxDream) February 21, 2020
However not all viewers thought the new series was funny, with a few watchers describing the new comedy as ‘clumsy’ and ‘predictable’.
Was #Bumps good, was Bumps bad…?? 😕 I didn’t think it started very well. It felt a bit of a ‘clumsy’ introduction. Parts didn’t make sense, but there were also one or two good lines. Worth a series?? Not my cup of tea, but others may like it.
— Rich Anthony, Esq. (@MrRichAnthony) February 21, 2020
Great cast, great acting but so predictable. I would love to see a series with this cast but the storyline would have to be so much better. #bumps
— PepperPot (@philm2244) February 21, 2020
Oh my god. This is worse than any sitcom I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ve watched 6 mins and I’m blown away how it ever got commissioned. #Bumps
— (((Mark Taylor))) (@MaGaTa76) February 21, 2020
The BBC is yet to announce whether the pilot will get a full series but we will keep you posted!
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