Can't Cope, Won't Cope

Can't Cope, Won't Cope is an Irish comedy-drama television series. It was created by Stefanie Preissner and produced for RTÉ2 in 2016.[1][2] Seána Kerslake played fund manager Aisling and Nika McGuigan played art student Danielle. They are twenty-something friends from Mallow, Cork who share a house in Dublin.[3][4] The first season was picked up by BBC 3 in 2017 and Netflix in the US, UK and Republic of Ireland in 2018.[3][5][6][7] A second series was commissioned in 2017[3][8][9] and broadcast in 2018. The series also featured Amy Huberman.[10] In August 2018, writer Stefanie Preissner confirmed that a third series would not be made, thus ending the series.

Can't Cope, Won't Cope
GenreComedy-drama
Created byStefanie Preissner
Directed byCathy Brady
Imogen Murphy
StarringSeána Kerslake
Danika McGuigan
Muiris Crowley
Amy Huberman
Country of originIreland
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Paul Donovan
Eddie Doyle & Justin Healy
Greg Phillips & Vicky Ryan
Production location(s)Dublin
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Deadpan pictures
Release
Original networkRTÉ2
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release19 September 2016 (2016-09-19) 
28 May 2018 (2018-05-28)
External links
Website

Cast

  • Seána Kerslake as Aisling O'Dowd[11]
  • Danika McGuigan as Danielle Mullane[12]
  • Amy Huberman as Kate
  • Sheila Moylette as Lorraine
  • Muiris Crowley as Ferg
  • Hannah Sheehan as Rachel
  • Steve Blount as Taxi Good
  • Laurence O'Fuarain as Lorcan (series 1)
  • Lesa Thurman as Jennifer (series 1)
  • Seán Óg Cairns as Austin (series 2)
  • Peter Campion as Joe (series 2)

Episodes

Series Episodes First aired Last aired Average audience
1 6 19 September 2016 (2016-09-19)[13] 17 October 2016 (2016-10-17)
2 6 23 April 2018 (2018-04-23) 28 May 2018 (2018-05-28)

Series 1 (2016)

No. Title Date Audience
1 "I Wanna Be Like You" 19 September 2016
2 "Drive on, Drive on, Drive on, Drive On"
3 "Welcome to Ireland" 26 September 2016
4 "Mallowfornia" 3 October 2016
5 "Release Me" 10 October 2016
6 "End, Like!" 17 October 2016

Series 2 (2018)

No. Title Date Audience
1 "Worlds Apart"[13] 23 April 2018
2 "New Beginnings"[14] 30 April 2018
3 "WhatsAppening" 7 May 2018
4 "Situationship" 14 May 2018
5 "Back to Backwards" 21 May 2018
6 "This Is the End" 28 May 2018

References

  1. "Stefanie Preissner reveals she lost 11 stone in a year and a half with 'one simple rule'". Independent.ie. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. Brady, Sasha (6 April 2017). "Heated spat kicks off on Cutting Edge as tattoos are compared to alcohol and drug addiction". Independent.ie. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. McCarthy, Esther (13 May 2017). "Irish actress Séana Kerslake celebrating after landing leading movie role". Irish Mirror. Archived from the original on 2017-05-15. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. Gallagher, Jim (28 August 2016). "Meet Seana Kerslake, the busiest Irish actress of 2016". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. "Is 'Can't Cope, Won't Cope' available to watch on UK Netflix?". NewOnNetflixUK. 2 January 2018. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  6. "Is 'Can't Cope, Won't Cope' available to watch on Netflix in America?". NewOnNetflixUSA. 2 January 2018. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018.
  7. http://www.dailyedge.ie/cant-cope-wont-cope-3796336-Jan2018/
  8. Crawley, Peter (30 December 2017). "From Derry Girls to Cork offenders: unmissable TV for 2018". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  9. McCarthy, Esther (29 April 2017). "Coping with success: What's next for writer Stefanie Preissner?". Archived from the original on 2017-05-04. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  10. O'Grady, Sean (20 September 2016). "'I studied up in Coppers for my new TV role' - Seana Kerslake". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  11. Season 1, episode 1
  12. Season 1, episode 3
  13. "What to watch on TV tonight: Monday". DailyEdge.ie. 9 April 2018. Archived from the original on 10 April 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  14. https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/cant-cope-wont-cope-30004223/10872857/
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