7.9
928 votes
Catastrophe

Catastrophe

Amazon 2015

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write and star in a comedy that follows an American man and an Irish woman who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Catastrophe

Catastrophe - S4E6

#1 - Episode 6

7.77

Season 4 - Episode 6

In the final episode, Sharon and Rob arrive in Boston for a family holiday only to receive some tragic news about Rob's mum, Mia.

The episode was rated from 204 votes.

Catastrophe - S3E6

#2 - Episode 6

7.75

Season 3 - Episode 6

Rob and Sharon are in Ireland to say goodbye to Sharon's dad. Rob's utterly irrepressible mum Mia travels from America to pay her version of respects. With Fran reeling in shock, and Rob still unable to find the right time to talk about his almost-secret collapse, all roads are leading to a dramatic series finale.

The episode was rated from 464 votes.

Catastrophe - S1E6

#3 - Episode 6

7.65

Season 1 - Episode 6

A heavily pregnant Sharon picks Rob up at the airport after a trip to Boston and tells him she has invited an old friend from Ireland to be her maid of honour. Rob decides to ask his fiancee's brother to be his best man, but Fergal has more important things to worry about - his wife has left him and taken their children. The bride and groom later split up to enjoy their hen and stag nights, both of which spiral out of control.

The episode was rated from 547 votes.

Catastrophe - S3E1

#4 - Episode 1

7.63

Season 3 - Episode 1

Rob picks up where he left off last time, with an unexplained receipt for the morning after pill in his hand and a lot of questions for Sharon. Too drunk at the time to remember what she did, Sharon dodges Rob's interrogation and goes to see Nico perform with his band to find out the truth. Will she tell Rob what actually happened? The issue is unexpectedly forced when one of the kids has an accident.

The episode was rated from 581 votes.

Catastrophe - S2E2

#5 - Episode 2

7.62

Season 2 - Episode 2

A sexually frustrated Rob is disappointed when Sharon's psychologist prescribes antidepressants, and not more sex, as a treatment for post-natal depression. However, an outlet for his pent-up libido arrives at work in the form of an attractive new French colleague Olivia, who he quickly engages in what starts out as harmless flirtation. Meanwhile, now that she has been suitably numbed, Sharon finds herself capable of contemplating the world of mother-and-baby classes, but when her only 'mum friend' Sam goes AWOL ahead of a session, she is forced to deal with the dreaded 'mombies' alone.

The episode was rated from 559 votes.

Catastrophe - S4E2
#6 - Episode 2
7.61
Season 4 - Episode 2

Rob's newly religious sister Sidney visits from the US, and a child's accident at school reveals a surprising teacher-pupil rapport to Sharon.

The episode was rated from 210 votes.
Catastrophe - S4E5
#7 - Episode 5
7.60
Season 4 - Episode 5

Sharon is unsettled by a strange moisture patch at school, while Rob's big boss visits London and takes a close interest in his career. Fran and Chris make a major decision.

The episode was rated from 187 votes.
Catastrophe - S2E6
#8 - Episode 6
7.59
Season 2 - Episode 6

Rob has told Sharon about the Olivia situation, but the news is badly received, and she throws him out of the house. Unfortunately for him, the first person he can turn to is Dave, who is in the middle of an epic post break-up bender. Sharon tries to reach out to Rob, but after a brief reconciliation it turns into a major argument which sends the pair into a spiral of bad behaviour. For Sharon it's a night out with 'party pal' Kate, and for Rob it's the surprise decision to have a drink.

The episode was rated from 461 votes.
Catastrophe - S1E1
#9 - Episode 1
7.58
Season 1 - Episode 1

An American man and an Irish woman fall in love with each other in London while navigating the choppy waters of their increasingly complicated lives. Scorching chemistry, instant pregnancy and genuine disaster provide the foundation for a relationship full of ups and downs.

The episode was rated from 888 votes.
Catastrophe - S3E5
#10 - Episode 5
7.57
Season 3 - Episode 5

Rob returns to his job at Braeband stating he is just back from 'holiday in Canada', while bad news pulls Sharon back to Ireland. With Sharon away, and left home alone to look after the children, Rob's life continues to spiral out of control. Unhappy with the situation at his family home Chris decides, in typical style, to confront his nemesis.

The episode was rated from 477 votes.

Last updated: jan 26, 2022

Comments

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Actually one of my favourite comedies ever!! It's hilariously funny humour that doesn't hold back one little bit, brutal and sensitive in equal measures but always funny. The casting is great and the storyline could be any young couple living in London. Overall this is amazing! The series get better as they go on. Well worth a watch.

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This show excels at showing how difficult it is to make a relationship last. It does this in a very brutal and honest way - at times it is fantastically cringe-worthy. I really appreciate how the children are pretty much non-existent in the show and the focus is on the main characters. I just finished the final episode and there is a great arc to the story. While I love the characters I am glad that they went out on a high note. Sometimes less is more.

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The script is good, but somehow the actors are not on point. It's not that they are bad actors, but they lack the charisma and chemistry that you need for this genre, making it not as funny as it should. Watch http://trakt.tv/shows/you-re-the-worst for a better take on witty relationship dynamics comedy.

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Really like this show. No crazy teen comedy or mental teen like adults in this show. If you like mature comedy and real life thing then its your jam

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This series isn't bad however it also isn't the best thing I have ever seen. I might try season 2 to see if the chemistry between the characters improves but at this rate it is a bit dull.

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Sadly the vast majority of British comedies have a six or eight show season and Catastrophe is no different. Hopefully there will be a few more seasons.

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Love this show! Wish they do more than 6 episodes in a series :(

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