Feel Good (Netflix): Cast, Plot, Release Date, Songs, Review, Trailer: Feel Good is a British comedy-drama show that originally premiered on Channel 4, was later released on All 4 and is currently available to watch via online streaming services. This show follows George (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mae (Mae Martin), an unlikely pair who romantically connect with each other after first meeting at a comedy club. Navigating the struggles of modern romance, substance abuse, and past trauma, this amusing yet insightful story is surely worth watching!
Having lived through many similar life challenges, the two understand a lot of what the other person is going through, which is something that can be hard to find in a modern relationship. Whereas George and Mae were lucky enough to encounter each other via real-world interactions, this type of strong bond is usually only found on special dating websites for those seeking a lesbian online, which is a pretty popular activity nowadays. These sites are especially useful for those struggling to realize their newfound sexuality (which is initially an issue for George), making them an excellent option for viewers who—after watching both seasons of Feel Good—decide to go out & try to find their own “George”.
Feel Good Release Date and Timing:
Feel Good was originally written as a six-part TV series. The show initially premiered on March 18, 2020, on “Channel 4” and had an extremely warm reception, earning a “100%” from 41 critics on RottenTomatoes and an “81%” from the audience. The first season was later released on “All 4”, the on-demand service of “Channel 4”. Initially, Feel Good was only viewable from the UK, but Netflix released it to the international audience on March 19, 2020. For season two, “Channel Four” was no longer in the picture: both renewal and distribution of season two were handled by Netflix. The second (and final) season of Feel Good was released on June 4, 2021.
Directed by Ally Pankiw (2020), Luke Snellin (2021)
Screenplay by Joe Hampson, Mae Martin
Based on The life of Mae Martin
Produced by Kelly McGolpin (2020), Charlotte Lewis (2021)
Cinematography Will Hanke (2020), James Blann (2021)
Edited by William Webb (2020-2021), Charlie Fawcett (2021)
Release date March 18, 2020 (Channel 4, season one), March 19, 2020 (Netflix, season one), June 4, 2021 (Netflix, season two)
Country United Kingdom
Feel Good Casting Real Names:
Mae Martin as “Mae Martin”
Mae Martin is the star of Feel Good, and the story is loosely based upon their life (Mae uses “they/them” and “she/her” pronouns). Born on May 2, 1987, Mae was born in Canada, was baptized on the Greek island of Corfu, and is currently based out of England. Martin’s comedy career began in their younger years, and they were the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award at the age of only 16. From there, they moved to London, where their career began to take off after a short while, eventually appearing on a variety of television and radio shows. She starred in Feel Good in 2020/2021 and continues to provide comedic performances in 2022.
Charlotte Ritchie as “Georgina “George” Lawson”
Charlotte Ritchie is a singer, songwriter, and actress from Clapham, London, England who was born on August 29, 1989. She began her acting career by landing the leading role in the 2004 short film The Open Doors. Portraying “Oregon” on the Channel 4 comedy series “Fresh Meat” from 2011 to 2016, Charlotte has maintained a relatively active career through a variety of smaller and larger roles in both films and television. Alongside her acting work, Ritchie was also part of a classical crossover group named All Angels from 2006 to 2011.
Lisa Kudrow as “ Linda Martin”
Lisa Kudrow is an American comedian, actress, writer, and producer who is best known for her role of “Phoebe” on the sitcom Friends. In addition to her appearances in various television shows, Kudrow has also acted in a lot of modern movies, including Dr. Dolittle 2, Easy A, Neighbors, The Girl on the Train, and Long Shot.
Feel Good Songs:
“Everything Goes Right” by Charles Watson
“Run and Hide” by Charles Watson
“I’ll Come Running” by Paul Thomas Sanders
“Unofferable” by Half Moon Run
“Drug You” by Half Moon Run
“Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House
“Fake Empire” by The National
“Shame” by Young Fathers
“The Pieces” by Slow Club
“Please Won’t Please” by Helado Negro
“Ragged Wood” by Fleet Foxes
“You’ve Got Your Way of Leaving” by Charles Watson
”How Could You Disappear?” by AJIMAL
”Transatlantic Flight” by Leif Vollebekk
”How’s It Going” by Kevin Drew
”Jello on My Mind” by Half Moon Run
”Jealous Guy” by Donny Hathaway
”How Come My Bod”y by Half Moon Run
”The Fawcett Negotiation” by The Gene Dudley Group
”Monster” by Half Moon Run
”Smooth Operator” by Pottery
”No Halo” by Kevin Morby
”Holding On For Love” by Paul Thomas Saunders
”Confessions” by Sudan Archives
”Motion Sickness” by Phoebe Bridgers
”Then Again” by Half Moon Run
Feel Good Plot:
Feel Good centres around two main characters, George and Mae. George (full name Georgina “George” Lawson) is a middle-class English woman who is sexually repressed. Mae (based on the real-world comedian Mae Martin) is a Canadian comedian. The two first meet when Mae is performing at a local comedy club. Although her performance tanks as a whole, there is one person in the audience who seems to be enjoying her jokes: George! After Mae’s set is over, the two begin to talk, staying late at the club, drinking and exchanging kisses before eventually making their way back to George’s apartment. The two have sex and—although this is George’s first same-sex relationship—decide to start dating. George moves in with Mae after dating for three months but soon discovers that Mae is a former narcotics addict. Eventually, the two decide to attend an NA (Narcotics Anonymous) group meeting, and it is later revealed that George herself had struggled with a cocaine addiction herself. The show follows the pair as they navigate the ups and downs of daily life, loss, drug addiction, casual sex, prison time, and romance.
Feel Good, The Trailer:
You can currently watch Feel Good (seasons one and two) on Netflix.