When a New York exec travels to London he has a quick affair with a local. He goes back to New York, is on another date, when he receives a call from said local: I’m pregnant.
Catastrophe is the cleverly-written portrayal of a man deciding to have the baby with a woman whose last name he doesn’t know, and in a country where he barely knows anyone or anything. Naturally, hilarity ensues, as Rob tries to find his way through both parenthood, a relationship, and a new culture all at once; and Sharon tries to deal with a sudden pregnancy, the looks of her friends and relatives, and most importantly a big useless and strange man who suddenly moves in with her.
The thing about Catastrophe is that you’re getting the full unfiltered and untouched package: It’s a show created by Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, written by Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, and staring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney (as Sharon and Rob). And like the predicament the characters they created, wrote, and played, find themselves in–the show is Horgan and Delanay’s baby, a product of love, and it’s so beautiful.