Watch There She Goes
- 2 Seasons
There She Goes is a British comedy-drama television show that premiered in 2018 on BritBox. The program follows the life of a family with a daughter who has a severe form of learning disability. The show stars David Tennant and Jessica Hynes as the parents of their daughter, Rosie, who is played by Miley Locke as a five-year-old and Lily Knight as a nine-year-old. The story is loosely based on the real-life experiences of Simon and Emily Chinn, the show's creators, whose daughter was born with an undiagnosed chromosome disorder.
The show's narrative is split between two timelines, one in the past when Rosie was a newborn and the other set in the present day when she is nine years old. The scenes set in the past explore the initial shock and coming to terms with Rosie's learning disability, while the present-day scenes depict the daily struggles of caring for a child with developmental disorders.
David Tennant portrays Simon, a writer struggling to balance work and family life while coming to terms with his daughter's disability. Jessica Hynes plays Emily, Rosie's mother, who gave up her career to care for her daughter full-time. Their performances are nuanced and realistic, showing the raw and unflinching reality of parenting a child with a severe learning disability.
Miley Locke delivers a standout performance as the young Rosie. Despite her disability, she is portrayed as a fearless and curious child who is eager to explore the world around her. Throughout the show, Rosie's challenges and triumphs are shown to impact the lives of those around her in unpredictable ways.
The show does not shy away from the difficult aspects of parenting a child with learning disabilities. There She Goes portrays the struggles that arise from balancing care responsibilities with work and personal time. The show also highlights the strain that Rosie's condition has put on Simon and Emily's relationship, showing the ways in which they have had to adapt their lives to care for her.
The show's creators opted not to give a unique diagnosis to Rosie's condition but instead focused on the experiences and struggles of the family as a whole. This approach to the story means that the show does not need to follow a strict medical narrative but instead can explore more significant themes such as love, loss and acceptance.
There She Goes is a moving and realistic portrayal of parents raising a child with learning difficulties. The show delicately balances comedic and dramatic tones to convey the emotional rollercoaster of Rosie's journey. The show's sincere portrayal of disability and family life offers a reminder of the strength and resilience required to raise a child with a learning disability and shines a light on an often-overlooked subject with humor, compassion and sensitivity.
There She Goes is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on October 16, 2018.