Life viewers left 'ripped apart and in tears' by BBC's 'emotional rollercoaster' finale

 VIEWERS of BBC series Life reckon the finale was an “emotional rollercoaster” that left them “ripped apart and in tears”.

Set in the same timeline as Doctor Foster, the show has proven to be a huge hit since it dropped on iPlayer last month.

The series Life, a spin-off from popular drama Doctor Foster, stars actors including Alison Steadman, Adrian Lester and Victoria Hamilton.

Telling the story of the latter's character, Annabelle, the story has left viewers in tears.

Rushing to give their thoughts on the ending of the series, fans flocked to Twitter to offer their verdicts.

One wrote: “Just finished watching #LIFE @BBC what an absolutely amazingly written series.

“All the actors were fantastic, shout out to Victoria Hamilton, Alison Steadman & @adrianlester, you've had me in tears & hooked from the start. Utterly perfect window into the messiness that is life.”

“The drama Life on BBC One is gripping. Talk about an emotional rollercoaster!,”added another.

While a third penned: “Omg how good is BBC's #life. #alisonsteadman as brilliant as you'd expect, #peterdavison horribly good, fantastic cast throughout but @AdrianLester has just about ripped me apart so far."

Other fans were feeling particularly moved by Alison's character Gail, writing: “#Life #BBC such a good series. The acting is top quality. Alison Steadman is so authentic I can feel the pain and emotions she portrays and I'm sure people can relate to her situation."

Alison appears as new character Gail whose marriage to husband Henry, played by Peter Davison, is thrown into question in the build up to celebrate her 70th birthday.

As Gail battles with whether to stay with Henry, her thoughts are driven by her realisation that Henry has been emotionally abusing her and undermining her through the years.

She decides to stay when he is given six months to live, yet this sparks a pathway of emotional scenes of self-abuse.

The Doctor Foster spin-off has been written by Mike Bartlett and looks at a group of people whose lives are entwined by the flats they live in.

The Bartlett-penned drama aired in six hour-long episodes weekly, however it was available to binge all at once.

Featuring some of the same cast plus some star-studded new names, the show synopsis reads: “As each of the four stories unfold and intertwine in surprising ways, they tell a larger story about what happens when we step out of our personal space and take a closer look into other people’s lives.

“Life explores love, loss, birth, death, the ordinary, the extraordinary and everything in between.”

Viewers can catch up on iPlayer too or even binge the whole series in one sitting as all six episodes are already available online.


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