Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he's fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville -- 'Anytown', USA. There he realises he's been missed by a lot of friends whom he's missed; and he sees Carol, the girl he'd adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol's heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Ed - Ed Balls - Netflix
Edward Michael Balls (born 25 February 1967) is a retired British Labour and Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Normanton from 2005 to 2010 and for Morley and Outwood from 2010 to 2015, when he lost his seat to Andrea Jenkyns of the Conservative Party. Balls attended Nottingham High School before studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Keble College, Oxford and was later a Kennedy Scholar in Economics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He was a teaching fellow at Harvard from 1988–1990, when he joined the Financial Times as the lead economic writer. Balls had joined the Labour Party whilst attending university, and became an adviser to Shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown in 1994, continuing in this role after Labour won the 1997 general election, and eventually becoming the Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury. At the 2005 general election, Balls was elected as the MP for Normanton (which in 2010 became Morley and Outwood), and in 2006 became Economic Secretary to the Treasury. When Brown became Prime Minister in 2007, Balls became Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, serving until the 2010 general election; Labour were at that point defeated after thirteen years in government, and returned to Opposition. He was appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Education under Harriet Harman and finished in third place at the 2010 Labour leadership election, triggered by Gordon Brown's resignation as Leader of the Labour Party, after which he was appointed as Ed Miliband's Shadow Home Secretary. He served in this role until 2011, when he was then appointed as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, a role which he held until he was unseated at the 2015 general election. Larry Elliott of The Guardian described this as the Portillo moment of the election. Following his electoral defeat, he became a Senior Fellow at Harvard University Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and a Visiting Professor to the Policy Institute at King’s College London. He was appointed as the Chairman of Norwich City F.C. in December 2015. Balls was a contestant on series 14 of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, surviving until week 10. He also hosted an episode of Have I Got News for You on 26 May 2017.
Ed - Autobiography - Netflix
In his August 2016 autobiographical memoir Speaking Out, he said Labour's four-week general election campaign in 2015 was “astonishingly dysfunctional” and “we weren't ready – and didn't deserve – to return to government”. He also described Jeremy Corbyn's leadership project as a “leftist utopian fantasy, devoid of connection to the reality of people's lives”.
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