WHY WE LOVE RAE EARL
So, I’ve kind of been obsessed with My Mad Fat Diary since it started last year. The second season has only just finished, but the portrayal of being an awkward, mentally unstable 16 year old draws rather similar parallels to my own tragic life, whilst making me long for teenhood all over again. SIGH. Anyway, if you haven’t watched it you probably won’t relate to the reasons why I love the show’s protagonist Rae Earl so much, but hopefully these will inspire you to get on 4oD and catch up now…
1. OH GOD
The most awkward, cringiest things happen to Rae, sometimes to the point where I have to hide behind a pillow cos it’s too much to witness. Which is how I think most people would feel if they were ever to watch my life on tele. But she always perseveres and manages to put everything right in the end, which is a nice inspirational quality of any TV show isn’t it.
2. FEELING HOT
Rae talks about sex and shagging all the time and it’s pure jokes cos if you were surrounded by Finn 24/7 you probably would too. And I do love a crude girl character.
3. ODD ONE OUT
It’s really shit when you’ve got mates that are total babes. I wouldn’t exactly say Rae takes it in her stride, but props to her. They stick together through thick and thin, even though they have some horrendous rows, which is what constitutes a good friendship innit galz.
4. REAL TALK
Some days you feel like this…
and other days you feel like this…
and whether you’re classified as mentally ill or not, that’s just life.
5. BOY TROUBLE
So in the first series Rae falls in love with her GBF, cos she didn’t realise he was gay. We’ve all been there honey.
Then she falls for mega hottie Finn…
But she breaks up with Finn because she thinks he’s too good for her. People take the piss out of them being a couple, and she’s scared to talk to him at college cos all the renowned, popular girls want to go out with him. And nobody needs that much pressure. It’s just so heartbreaking when she knocks on his door and gives him all his stuff back even though she wants to be with him and cries all the way home. SOB.
…now looks like this. I mean WOW. Newt from Hollyoaks got dreamy guys.
Don’t you just want to be in their gang?