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'Catastrophe' Review: Season 4 Gives It to You Straight, 'Til the Beautiful End


The language biting and the topics as dark as life and death, “Catastrophe” could be too honest for some, but that willingness to go deep into the existential fears of partners and parents made it powerful.


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Another focuses on a birthday party thrown for Sharon’s brother, Fergal (Jonathan Forbes), which solidifies the new bonds and responsibilities of family.


Horgan and Delaney are sharp enough to acknowledge these take-it-or-leave-it moments and a) end the series now, rather than dragging it out for an extra few seasons of forced problems to solve, and b) they call themselves out for worrying about nothing.


Instead, the writers unearth fresh ground going in the opposite direction and find ways to make these two partners and parents face the reality of their present circumstances — this is it; it’s going to continue like this, quite possibly for the rest of their lives.






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