What is rather fearless about the series (created by Irish producer-writer-director-actress Sharon Horgan) is how unlikable it allows Frances to be. While roughly equal time is given to each half of the unhappily married couple, Frances edges out Robert as the main focus. She's generally self-absorbed and short tempered. In fact, it's Frances who initiates the divorce proceedings after becoming involved with another man, Julian (Jermaine Clement). When Julian (who turns out to be a serial homewrecker) dumps Frances, she briefly seeks a reconciliation with Robert. However when Robert becomes aware of Frances' dalliance, he seethes with anger and hurt.
The ten-episode Complete First Season (now available on Blu-ray and DVD) charts the messy path to divorce. When and how will they tell the kids? What about their parents? Who will their mutual friends side with? Truth be told, Divorce will possibly be too emotionally raw for viewers who have personal experience with this process, be it their own divorce or that of someone close to them. Again, creator Horgan has decided to tackle a very uncomfortable subject that may hit too close to home for some. The excellent acting (not only by stars Church and Golden Globe-nominated Parker, but also by series regulars including Molly Shannon and guest stars like Robert Forster) and sharp writing makes Divorce a funny, bracing, adult-oriented experience.
As for special features on HBO Home Entertainment's Blu-ray, three episodes feature audio commentary by Sarah Jessica Parker (also a producer of Divorce), executive producer Paul Simms, and (for two of the three) the episode writers.
HBO has renewed Divorce for a second season (though a premiere date has yet to be set).