Man Down

10 Worst Episodes of Man Down

Dan is a childish idiot trapped in an adult’s life, whose world is at near collapse.His girlfriend Naomi is fast running out of patience with his inability to navigate the simplest of life tasks. He has two uniquely dysfunctional friends and a listless teaching career that sees him begrudgingly teach a version of the same lesson every day, inexplicably popular with all but one of the pupils, with his only highlight coming in the form of Miss Lipsey, a head mistress who views Dan with a mixture of pity and despair. To make matters worse, he is tormented daily by his willfully insane father, whose driving motivation in life seems to be to ensure his son is humiliated at every turn.

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#1 - It Never Rains... (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Dan has lost his trousers and is in danger of losing his girlfriend. He hates his job, his dad is out to get him, his friends can't help him and there's a tailor on the warpath...

The episode was rated 7.20 from 259 votes.

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#2 - The Dad Club (Season 4 - Episode 3)

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Dan is frustrated by the universal lack of respect for his new status as a father, and decides to join a local dads' club. Desperate to fit in, how far will 'Papa Bear' go to impress the other dads? Brian is worried about his daughter's cultural identity, and Jo adds to his stress with her box of 'things I don't understand'.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 98 votes.

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#3 - Mad Nobby (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Dan has lost his girlfriend but, with help from his two best friends, he has a plan to get her back involving two bags of mince and a welder called Mad Nobby... what could possibly go wrong?

The episode was rated 7.34 from 210 votes.

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#4 - The Heist (Season 3 - Episode 1)

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Dan is at a crossroads in his life. He must do something as he faces a disciplinary and may lose the only thing he has left in life: his teaching job.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 167 votes.

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#5 - Big News (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Dan struggles to get his 'news' taken seriously, Brian meets the woman of his dreams, Nesta has a big problem to deal with, and 'Daddy' takes things up a gear with Dan.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 132 votes.

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#6 - Kindness (Season 2 - Episode 2)

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When another teacher and - more importantly - a rival for Miss Lipsey's affections delivers a smash-hit school assembly for Community Week, Dan conspires to top it all with a brilliant one of his own involving his drama class and a war veteran. Meanwhile, Jo is exploring her artistic side, while Nesta favours an upset Brian over her idiotic nephew.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 150 votes.

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#7 - The Calling (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Dan comes face-to-face with his replacement in the classroom, Miss Clarke, and the kids don't take his departure quite the way he hopes.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 151 votes.

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#8 - The Bear (Season 4 - Episode 2)

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Dan presents Emma with a perfect vision of a family and embarks on a journey to rediscover a terrible truth about a misremembered friendship.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 103 votes.

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#9 - Dennis (Season 2 - Episode 5)

When pupil Dennis's uncle who is his sole guardian is hospitalized Dan volunteers to look after him for a weekend to impress Emma. Dan grudgingly accepts Nesta as the second mandatory adult but takes a reluctant Dennis cycling with him rather than hunting with her and recruits Jo and Brian for an adventure game which Dennis finds extremely boring. However the lad is suitably impressed when they end up accidentally attending a criminal's lavish funeral.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 147 votes.

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#10 - The Phant (Season 2 - Episode 4)

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After an unwelcome appraisal of his teaching ability, fate conspires to put Dan directly into the path of his childhood nemesis. Jo comes up with a new money-making scheme and Brian is desperate to be published in the local paper.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 147 votes.

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