The Lovers – The DVDfever Review – Sky Atlantic – Johnny Flynn, Roisin Gallagher

The Lovers The Lovers centres around two leads who… might become lovers.

Seamus (Johnny FlynnThe Dig) works in TV, loves himself and has been given a weekly Sunday politics show, but… instead of London, he’ll have to broadcast from Belfast.

Meanwhile, Janet’s (Roisin GallagherThe Dry) just been fired from her supermarket job due to her care-free attitude, and is about to take drastic action, when her and Seamus’ paths cross in unlikely situations, and in a way, they’ve both helped each other.

He eats toast with her while waiting for his taxi, and assumes she’ll recognise him, often ignoring the fact that she’s just been interrupted from… well, I don’t want to give spoilers.

As well as Seamus’ ‘fish out of water’ premise, the pair of them are chalk and cheese, but can they learn how to get along? And to complicate matters, he also has a famous girlfriend, Frankie (Alice EveBlack Mirror: Nosedive).

There’s a few laughs in The Lovers – given there’s a bit of a connection between the two – as well as some dark moments, plus a bit of cringe comedy in there.

I’ve only seen two of the six episodes so far, which in total would amass approximately three hours, but quite frankly, I’ve seen enough. We’ve watched this tale a million times before, and there’s nothing knew in what I’m looking at. I don’t hate it, but I don’t see any reason to carry on watching.

Thanks to our friends at Sky for the screener prior to release.

The Lovers is not available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but is on Sky Atlantic from Thursday September 7th at 10pm, but all episodes are available from day 1.

The Lovers – Official Trailer – Sky Atlantic

Detailed specs:

Running time: 30 minutes per episode (6 episodes)
Release date: September 7th 2023
Studio: Sky TV
Format: 2.00:1

Director: Justin Martin
Producer: Chris Martin
Writer: David Ireland
Music: Tawiah, Lindsay Wright

Seamus: Johnny Flynn
Janet: Roisin Gallagher
Frankie: Alice Eve
Jason: Martin Quinn
Ndidi: Evelyn Miller
Tim: Simon Paisley Day
Gemma: Jenn Murray
Philip: Conleth Hill
Nisha Anand: Sunetra Sarker