“In case you’re out there for a delicate comedy-drama through which nothing dangerous occurs, then Ralph & Katie would be the factor for you,” mentioned Anita Singh in The Each day Telegraph.

Leon Harrop and Sarah Gordy play the Ralph and Katie of the title, a newlywed couple going via the conventional relationship mini-dramas – misunderstandings, a mom who gained’t cease sticking an oar in – whereas dwelling with Down’s syndrome.

Set within the Lake District, the present is a spin-off from The A Phrase, the BBC collection a few household dwelling with autism; however don’t be delay it when you haven’t seen that, as a result of it “stands by itself”. It’s additionally very heartwarming – a kind of “cosy kinds of reveals, like Doc Martin, the place each character is a good particular person and each state of affairs can be fortunately resolved by the finish of every episode (and they’re solely half-an-hour lengthy)”.

Comedy-dramas have gotten extra “whizzbang” over time, mentioned Ben Dowell in The Occasions: larger idea, faster-paced, possibly bolder. Ralph & Katie, against this, performs out in a “cruelty-free world” through which the dramatic rigidity stems from miscommunication. It has a sense, at occasions, of kids’s TV drama; however there’s sufficient grit within the oyster to maintain it recent and alive.

It’s true that Ralph & Katie might be on the twee aspect, mentioned Jack Seale in The Guardian. But it surely “isn’t simply good-humoured, it’s humorous”; and in its finest moments it recollects a bygone period of British soaps, Coronation Road particularly, earlier than they turned overrun with killers, adulterers and cast-obliterating catastrophes.