Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Time of Transition ; Pick of the DAY BOY Meets Girl, Bbc2, 10pm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Time of Transition ; Pick of the DAY BOY Meets Girl, Bbc2, 10pm

Article excerpt

wHEN this rom com about a man falling for a transgender woman first arrived, we were all shock and awe. What a thoroughly modern love story, and hip hip hurray to the BBC, we thought, as we applauded trans actress Rebecca Root for her lead role.

Now of course, as Judy (Root) and Leo (Harry Hepple) return for a second series, the shock factor has gone. Now that we have stopped gasping: "Look, it's a woman who used to be a man, playing a woman who used to be a man, going out with a man," and so on, we can simply enjoy this sweet comedy drama without any fuss.

The plot hardly rattles along, in fact pootles, ambles, with perhaps the odd skip. But that's fine. Not everything we watch should require an emergency manicure the next day.

As we rejoin Judy and Leo, they are love, totally committed and making plans for a future together. …

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