We seem to be living in an age where widowhood is a bit more central to the themes of tv shows and some movies. Very few of them I can watch, just not my style, I'll never watch This is Us and probably not I'm sorry for your loss on Facebook, though the one that Ricky Gervais called Afterlife sounds right up my alley, its on Netflix. I have found a show that tries pretty hard to portray widowhood from the male perspective, its called The unicorn. It deals with a guy who is trying to raise his two teen daughters alone and it picks up about a year after she passed. His friends are trying to get him back into dating (ok the dumb one year myth) and he is not ready for the modern dating world. Its 3 episodes in and watching every week I find myself yelling "YES THATS IT!". Its not a chocolate and glass of wine cryfest, its actually pretty comical in parts. And it shows stuff that some of us have dealt with (spoiler alert, last nights episode with him being the only guy in a support group full of women hit home with me and I was laughing during it).
I highly recommend this show.
Thanks for the recommendation. I never noticed before my husbands death how many shows revolve around death or how many episode have a death in them. I did watch Sorry for Your Loss for four episodes or so but I honestly can't relate to that storyline. I will check out this show though.
No opinion or idea from the father's( man's )perspective but I watched the free 1st episode of the Unicorn and in my opinion it's just another family sit-com. Not at all like the reality of children losing their mother. Too presumptive from a family standpoint where children learn about giving and receiving love - this sit-com projects as foolish and disrespectful or insensitive...would not watch it anymore....family is too precious to laugh it off when a parent with young children dies. A father who cares is far more sensitive to the memory of his children's mother and would not be nonchalant or carefree about moving forward... would work on closer bonding with the children. 3 out of 5 stars. Mediocre at best... I can see where certain happenings might seem real to you like support meetings but not so real for day to day living as a family. jmo