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Viewers confused after watching new ITV series Finding Alice

Keeley Hawes and Joanna Lumley star

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior Features Writer
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Finding Alice premiered on Sunday evening and it seems that the new drama series got everyone talking. The ITV series, which stars Keeley Hawes and Joanna Lumley, received high praise from many watching at home, but others were left feeling confused about the programme.

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Taking to social media, many were questioning whether the show was supposed to be a comedy or drama series. 

WATCH: Finding Alice on ITV - official trailer

One person commented: "Can't make out if this is a drama or a comedy? I'm confused #FindingAlice," while a second tweeted similarly: "Anybody else confused watching #FindingAlice?? Can't work out if they've tried to make it a comedy or what." A third echoed this, writing: "Finding Alice is just plain odd, seemingly flip-flopping between gallows humour and serious drama."

However, the seemingly unclear theme of the show proved to be a hit with others, who loved the humour mixed in with the serious subject matter. "#FindingAlice is such a gem! So sad and emotional but layered with sarcasm and humour which makes it less heavy but still profound," said a viewer.

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Finding Alice episode one aired on Sunday

Another agreed, stating: "What I can say about #FindingAlice so far is that, you can't put it into a box and I love this. The series feels real. It shows the ups & downs of grief, the weirdness & everything in between," while another said: "#FindingAlice was chaotically wonderful. I cried, laughed, screamed and hugged my pillow and at one stage I think I did all of them at once."

The six-part series tells the story of Alice Dillon, played by The Durrells star Keeley Hawes, who's partner Harry dies after falling down the stairs.

While coming to grips with his sudden death, Alice has to navigate their brand new (smart) home as well as the admin difficulties that often come after losing a loved one. 

In the mix of this, more and more details about Harry's personal life and financial position come to light, changing Alice's world completely. 

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