Back: Season 1 Reviews

April 18, 2019
Whatever motivated Andrew's return, the heart of the series lies with Mitchell and Webb's textured performances as maturing, anxious people dealing with childhood trauma they don't yet know how to articulate.
April 18, 2019
Sitcoms need time to bed in, and this one is no exception. It's not LOLs yet. But the first episode had its moments.
April 18, 2019
There was no neat conclusion - just the tantalising prospect of six more episodes. I can't get back to the John Barleycorn soon enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2018
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.
November 30, 2017
[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.
November 17, 2017
Blackwood maintains the ambiguity, which is both more threatening and funnier than any definitive answer could be.
November 17, 2017
It arrives at an endpoint that signals a much better, more exciting show on the horizon.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 16, 2017
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..