Back: Season 1 (2017)



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Air date: Mar 7, 2018
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After the death of his father, a pub landlord and local legend, Stephen (Mitchell) -- whose only achievements so far have been marriage, followed by divorce, and a slightly disappointing refurbish of a pub -- finally has a chance to shine as he is set to take over the family business. But his plans are interrupted when the charming Andrew (Webb), a former foster child briefly raised by Stephen's parents, turns up out of the blue at his father's funeral and is eager to renew his relationship with the closest thing to a family he has ever known.

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Critic Reviews for Back Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

It arrives at an endpoint that signals a much better, more exciting show on the horizon.

Nov 16, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's the kind of comedy even Malcolm Tucker might find not too shabby.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Waiting to find out adds an intriguing, almost psychological-thriller element to what already looks like being one of the best new shows of the autumn.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

If Peep Show sometimes skewered Blair-era fantasies about what a cosmopolitan United Kingdom could be, Back takes a dull and slightly depressive scalpel to Britain in the age of Brexit.

Nov 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Anyone missing the biting humor of Peep Show, or anyone who's simply looking to delve into a quick comedy that deals with an odd power struggle should be pleasantly surprised by Back.

Nov 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While Back is brutal in places, and some of the lines are thrillingly blunt... it has a deft touch where necessary, in small enough doses to make it touching, but never sentimental.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

[Back] takes a bit of setting up. But that's done well, and it's worth the effort, because once you're on top of things, it's an interesting place to be.

Nov 29, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Blackwood maintains the ambiguity, which is both more threatening and funnier than any definitive answer could be.

Nov 17, 2017 | Full Review…

It's Blackwell's intelligent and searing writing -- which also has quite a bit of emotional nuance -- that makes Back much more than mere joke creation for its own sake. And it's Mitchell and Webb who make it all come to life..

Nov 16, 2017 | Full Review…

I assume the series will reveal more as it progresses, and I'm certainly intrigued enough to continue watching.

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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