10 Reasons Why You Need To Watch My Mad Fat Diary Right Now

Listen: If you aren’t watching My Mad Fat Diary right now I don’t know what you’re doing with your life. You need to seriously reevaluate your choices in television shows, because if you haven’t seen this you need to put it at the top of your binge watch list, now.

Set in 1996, My Mad Fat Diary is about an overweight teenage girl named Rae who was recently released from a mental hospital after a four month stay. She spends the rest of her summer holidays rekindling her friendships and thirsting after boys, all while keeping her mental health status a secret.

I’m not even exaggerating when I say that this is one of the most important TV shows in the history of young adults TV shows. It explores sexuality, body image and mental illness in a way that’s both dark and funny and all together incredibly realistic. It should be mandatory viewing for anyone and everyone, especially teen girls and young women.

The new season just started, so what are you waiting for? Seriously, if you’re not in the UK and can’t watch it live, find some way to do it. You’re smart, right? Still not convinced? Here are 10 reasons why you need to watch My Mad Fat Diary right now.

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  • AgainstTheWall

    its an amazing show and i can’t wait for season 3

  • Bunny

    When I first heard of MMFD I watched the whole first season on youtube in one night. I knew a second season would be coming out soon but I kinda put it to the back of my mind and forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!

  • Madeline

    I will look into this, sounds great

  • M. H.

    MMFD is great. It’s nice having a character that you can relate even somewhat.