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My Mad Fat Diary is a British made comedy/drama television series set in Lincolnshire, England During the mid 1990's. The main character Rae Earl is a troubled but lovable overweight teenager. Rae's mental health issues and a suicide attempt result in a four-month stay in a mental hospital.

The show chronicles Rae's life as she struggles to take her life back after her release from the hospital.Rae returns home to find that her mother Linda has an illegal immigrant live-in boyfriend named Karim. Family secrets and lies, and her mother's attempts to control her also causes problems between the two.

Rae re-connects with her childhood friend Chloe, who introduces her to an interesting group of characters. Trying to fit in while hiding the truth about her mental illness from her old and new friends complicates things for Rae.

Rae, who is the last virgin in her group hopes to remedy the situation by finding love and a boyfriend. Though she fears that her weight will make it difficult she perseveres, and enters into a sometimes shaky relationship with a boy name Finn. Through it all Rae manages to keep a positive attitude and her sense of humor.

My Mad Fat Diary is a Comedy Drama series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on January 14, 2013. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.4.

My Mad Fat Diary is available for streaming on the E4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Mad Fat Diary on demand at Hulu online.

3 Seasons, 16 Episodes
January 14, 2013
Comedy Drama
Cast: Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale, Dan Cohen, Sharon Rooney
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My Mad Fat Diary Full Episode Guide

  • Rae starts to contemplate the effect her illness has had on those around her.

  • Rae takes drastic action putting her own future in jeopardy.

  • When Rae gets a surprise offer from Bristol, her life is thrown into turmoil.

  • Rae finds herself in a dark place without the gang and her mum for support.

  • Rae's furious when it looks like Chloe is going to let her down again, but a surprise discovery forces her to see things through Chloe's eyes for a change.

  • Rae's desperate to be treated like an adult so she's staying out late and pushing the boundaries at home.

  • As Rae grows closer to Liam, his new girlfriend Amy starts getting suspicious and threatens to beat Rae up if she doesn't back off her man.

  • After dumping Finn, Rae feels pretty alone in college and struggles to make friends.

  • The summer is over and Rae and the gang are starting their first year at Sixth Form College.

  • Rae's had a dream summer with the gang and is feeling invincible. With the start of college fast approaching Rae is now more determined than ever to lose her virginity.