The six episodes of this TV show follow the disintegration of a close friendship tested by a power-shift; a move from the private to the professional world.
I loved the mix of comedy, usually courtesy of Wells, who has excellent comic timing and is adept at physical comedy, Mortimer counterbalances Wells as the A-lister haunted by the anxieties which plague any actor. On top of this she has to deal with her needy best friend/employee.
As with a lot of HBO comedies Doll & Em is constructed with a looseness that gives the actors room to breathe and improvise and the story a chance to flow. The many awkward moments between the friends slowly build each episode in intensity and complexity in a downward spiral that is perfectly plotted over six episodes.
Title: Doll and Em
Author: Written by Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer, directed by Azazel Jacobs
Publisher: Madman Entertainment