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A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of inquiry far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.
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Series cast summary:
Suranne Jones ...  Dr. Gemma Foster / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Bertie Carvel ...  Simon / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Tom Taylor ...  Tom / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Thusitha Jayasundera ...  Ros Mahendra / ... 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Shazia Nicholls Shazia Nicholls ...  Julie 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Jodie Comer ...  Kate Parks / ... 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Victoria Hamilton ...  Anna 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Adam James ...  Neil 7 episodes, 2015-2017
Sara Stewart ...  Susie Parks / ... 6 episodes, 2015-2017
Neil Stuke ...  Chris Parks / ... 6 episodes, 2015-2017
Martha Howe-Douglas ...  Becky 6 episodes, 2015-2017
Clare-Hope Ashitey ...  Carly 6 episodes, 2015-2017
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ...  Gordon Ward / ... 5 episodes, 2015-2017
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Doctor Gemma Foster's life is about to be torn apart. She's a talented family doctor at the heart of her community, a loving wife and mother, a woman people can trust. But her world is fractured the moment she suspects her husband, Simon, of having an affair. Determined to discover the truth, Gemma unearths dark secrets that threaten everything she loves. As her life and the lives of her patients and family are thrown into chaos, only one thing is certain - Gemma will find herself behaving in ways she could never have imagined.

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Can you ever really know someone?

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English

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2015 (UK) See more »

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Hertfordshire, England, UK See more »

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Filmed mostly in Hitchin and Letchworth, Hertfordshire. See more »

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An addiction - worth every bit of your attention
1 April 2018 | by elisaforsgrenSee all my reviews

I get it when people gush about a show, "Oh it's sooooo good, I really loved it so much, you have to watch it!" The statement is rubbish to me, as useless as an empty ink cartridge. The only think I learn out of that is that the person doesn't know how to articulate why they thought the film (or whatever) was "good."

Well, I'm not going to do that to you. I will try to be pithy but also support my declaration that this is a show worthy of your undivided ten hour attention. Yeah, only two seasons each with five episodes... and just think I had to wait three years for the second season, you can just power on through on a Sunday binge... just do yourself a favor - before you start: clear the next ten hours because you will not want to miss out by sleeping or bothered with work... no this will be difficult to turn off.

Why?

Because the characters are so wonderfully rich and intricately woven into each other's storylines. This is about a relationship, the main one being a smaller town doctor, her husband, her son, her practice and how she deals with handling betrayal on all sides of her life. The strong acting lends to the believability of the characters actions and the lengths they go to be heard, understood and ultimately loved. Just when you think you know the characters and think you have it all figured out another delicious tidbit is doled out to the viewer leading you to think the character just might...

It is highly relatable... anyone who has ever been in a relationship of any kind might be able to recognize the blatant manipulations, but honestly this is a simple story with very clever twists. Extremely satisfying for those going through a breakup, however, I think the biggest flaw -if there was one to point out- a smart, resourceful woman would have never looked back. Despite getting her hand burned several times, Doctor Foster can't help but put her hand back on the stove over and over again.

There are rumors of a third season, completely up in the air as of April 2018... but I'm hooked and waiting. Just hope it's not another three years in the making.


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