Joan and Tom have been married for many years. Their relationship is full of the tenderness and the kind of inside jokes that can only come from a long life together. One day Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, and suddenly they face an uncertain future. With the treatment comes new challenges and they are forced to ask themselves the difficult question: what happens if Joan does not survive? The roles of Joan and Tom are played by Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, The Crown) and Liam Neeson (Schindler's List, Taken). Mark Kermode at The Guardian writes that Ordinary love "captures that odd feeling that everything and nothing happens at the same time in a brilliant way" and praises the actors' efforts in this strong drama.