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Viewers are saying the same thing about Channel 5's The Drowning 

Were you gripped by the new show? 

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
2 February 2021
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Viewers of Channel 5's The Drowning took to Twitter to discuss the first episode on Monday evening - and it sounds like the show has been a unanimous smash hit!

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The series follows Jill Halfpenny as Jodie, a mother whose son disappeared nine years ago. However, after spotting a teenager who she is certain is her lost child, she is determined to prove his identity - but is she even right? 

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Posting on social media, one person wrote: "Really enjoyed #TheDrowning, brilliant that it's on nightly I hate waiting a week for new episodes." Another added: "#TheDrowning is absolutely amazing, had me glued to the tv from the minute it started. well done @halfpennyjill can't wait for tomorrow's!" 

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A third person added: "Great first episode of #TheDrowning on @channel5_tv tonight, @halfpennyjill is brilliant - got me eager to see tomorrow's instalment! But...does Rupert Penry Jones have an oil painting in his attic??? He just doesn't seem to age!" 

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Did you enjoy the episode?

Chatting about the show, Jill told I Talk Telly: "I would say it's a thriller, but it has big emotional content because of the subject matter. Some thrillers, even though I enjoy them, can be quite cold. I think people will be drawn in a bit more with the content of The Drowning because a lot of people will be able to relate." 

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Speaking about what to expect from the ending and "if she saw it coming", she continued: "I actually didn't! I actually didn't see it coming. Some other people might, but I didn't. Endings are notoriously tricky. You just have to look at Twitter to know that no one's ever satisfied with ending!

"But I feel like there's enough tied up and a feeling that the right things have happened, but also without it being too neat and obvious. I was satisfied with it." 

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