Alone: A Love Story
From the Canadian national broadcaster - specifically, from inside the most private inner chambers of producer Michelle Parise - comes this first-person account of the making and breaking of a marriage. CBC dropped the whole 10-episode series last week, and we tipped headlong into it, following Parise from the first flush of her relationship with the man who would become her husband, through the pleasures and difficulties of marriage, into the painful present. It's obviously extremely personal, and there is a wildness in Parise's descriptions of her own pain that makes us think it isn't entirely in the past. At times, it's uncomfortable, spilling over with the embarrassing self-regard of a journal. But discomfort is no bad thing. Mostly, it is magical: honest, deeply felt, and beautifully scored, too. Thoughtful story editing by Veronica Simmonds, of Sleepover, Braidio and other good things.
Gateway episode: Chapter 1: Not if, how (19 Sep 2017)
Released: 10 parts, complete