"Love My Way" explores the complexities of living in a world of broken relationships. Frankie is an artist and the mother of eight-year-old Lou. Lou spends half her time with Frankie and the other half with her father, Charlie, an architect, who is married to Julie. Tom, who shares a house with Frankie, is Lou's uncle and works as a cook in a mental hospital.
The characters are deeply flawed, but you feel sympathetic to them. They experience depression. They have to learn how to care for a newborn child. Their personalities rub up against each other. They struggle to love one another. And yet these core characters do love each other, each in their imperfect way.
The show is rated MA15+ for adult themes, sexual references, and strong coarse language, but I wouldn't really recommend it for most people under 25. I think you need a certain maturity to find the show's particular themes interesting, and also wisdom to discern how you would respond in the situations the characters find themselves in. Maybe I worry too much though - people are usually tougher than I think they are.
As a Christian watching the show, I felt a constant longing for the characters in the show to know the grace of God and the love of Christ Jesus. I saw the broken beauty of humanity, the inherent weakness of our bodies, and the sinful nature at work. There are glimpses of hope, but nothing like the transformation that happens when a person takes hold of Jesus. I knew the story was fictional, but in the mark of a great show, the characters came to life for me.
I really like "Love My Way". I think it is brilliantly written and acted, and gets to the heart of what relationships in this world are like. I would definitely not mind watching it again.