Crashburn: about


McClements and Blabey

When Ben and Rosie’s ten-year marriage hits the wall, the resulting debris also hits their friends. The story of their trial seperation is told in two distinct halves—his and hers. One follows Ben and his mates as they cling together in the bewildering world of male singledom. The other half tracks Rosie and her friends as her initial whiff of freedom gives way to panic, denial and increasingly bizarre behaviour. While each side is as convincing as the other, it is only by watching both halves the audience gets the real story.

In the male half Ben, Adam, Theo and Richard reveal much about how men view long-term relationships and women in general. Rosie, Abby, Candice and Emily provide entirely different perspectives on love and men. When the opposite sex isn’t around, there’s no need for political correctness—or even politeness—and we see how much easier it would be if we all just thought the same.

Through the series we also discover Ben and Rosie’s past—the exhilaration, humiliations, sexual frustrations and joys of a long and complex life together. As the past unfolds they find themselves questioning what they’d do differently, what they would never, ever change and whether it just might be possible to fall in love with each other all over again.

Crashburn taps into the dilemma of modern relationships: it’s not only about falling in love—that’s the easy part—it’s about staying in love. How do you keep the thing alive and interesting when passion has given way to slippers, tracksuits and reality TV and the pledge of ‘forever’ seems highly ambitious?