Can't Cope, Won't Cope

Can't Cope, Won't Cope  



From Deadpan Pictures, producers of the International Emmy® winning Moone Boy, comes this coming-of-age millennial drama following two girls, Aisling and Danielle, as they navigate Dublin and the perilous waters of adulthood.

Aisling O’Dowd (Seána Kerslake, A Date For Mad Mary) would rather be shot from an actual cannon than change her routine. She’s lived with best friend Danielle (Nika McGuigan, Philomena, Traders) all through college and ever since. They fit together like a perfectly constructed knife in its holster, protecting each other from the sharp edges of the world. But something is stirring. Danielle would never admit it but she is becoming less and less enamoured by the life they have created…

The two girls have one thing in common - a fear of reality. They don’t know it yet. But reality has them firmly on its radar.


Season two finds Aisling (Seána Kerslake, A Date for Mad Mary) and Danielle (Nika McGuigan, Traders) struggling with the new normality of being apart. 

We meet Aisling after she’s had her soul sucked out of her by the small town of Mallow for an entire summer. In Vancouver, Danielle’s wish of a life in Canada with more art and less Aisling has come true, but now she has no-one at her side to roll her eyes at. Season two will give Aisling and Danielle all the opportunities to get where they want to go… if only they could make better decisions.



Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope brings the laughs… it picks apart its subject matter brilliantly” - GRAZIA

A raucous and well-performed comedy- DAILY MAIL

TV top 10” - GUARDIAN

“Funny, honest and well-acted” - I MAGAZINE

“It's important you tune in... the cast and crew are sublime” - DAILY EDGE

“These girls feel like real people, and real people will like them. Cracking soundtrack too.” - THE OBSERVER

“Pick of the week” - THE SUN

“Hit the comedy bullseye” - THE IRISH TIMES

“This series should be hailed as one of RTÉ 2's finest moments”THE IRISH TIMES

"Hugely watchable - charming, singular tone" - THE IRISH TIMES

"Wins over audiences" - THE INDEPENDENT

“It's important you tune in... the cast and crew are sublime” - DAILY EDGE

"Compulsive viewing" - IRISH TIMES 

“One of the freshest, funniest shows on TV”  - THE IRISH TIMES

“Well-observed” - THE IRISH TIMES

“Kerslake is brilliant in the part:  ethereal without seeming unreal, able to change from a self-absorbed pout to vivacious glee in a heartbeat” - THE IRISH TIMES

Genre: Drama

Sub Genre: Millennial Comedy Drama, Drama, Coming-of-Age

Year of Production: 2016-2018

Running Time: Season 1: 6 x half hours; Season 2: 6 x half hours

Available in HD: Yes

Country: Ireland

Production Company:A Deadpan Pictures Production for RTÉ2