Crashing: Series 1 (2016)


Series 1
Crashing

Critics Consensus

Crashing's formula feels familiar despite its unusual setting, but Phoebe Waller-Bridges' buoyant performance and crackling script gives this coming of age comedy some refreshing pep.

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Critic Ratings: 18

86%

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User Ratings: 51

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 19, 2017

The housemates celebrate Sam's birthday by hosting a treasure hunt, but the festivities take an unexpected turn when Anthony's reckless friend Lulu arrives.

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Air date: Feb 26, 2017

Lulu makes Kate uneasy; Melody wants to secure a date with Colin; Sam encourages Fred to take a vacation day.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2017

Anthony spends the night as a curry chef, and it doesn't go well; Fred has everyone meet his new boyfriend; Lulu and Kate attempt to find common ground.

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Lulu's wacky great-aunt provides help as Anthony assists Lulu in registering as a property guardian; Kate embarks on an artistic excursion.

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The housemates receive an eviction notice; Sam and Lulu attempt to keep a secret; Anthony and Kate confront the future.

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Anthony and Lulu's search for Kate has some unexpected twists; Kate and Fred try to drink away their misery; Sam lashes out as his goes off track.

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Critic Reviews for Crashing Series 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

It's these tonal flips between frank and filthy, sad and weird that give Crashing enough of an edge to make it feel fresh.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

All in all, I like it -- and it's beyond brilliant to see a girl owning this kind of territory.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Crashing is a more immediately goofy show as it follows a group of twentysomethings living in a decommissioned hospital, but it showcases a heartfelt vulnerability as the characters fitfully learn to grow into themselves.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Such a shame it only had one series, but so good that we got that at all. I have such fondness for this show, and I really do urge you to give it a go.

Nov 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The show's romance-themed narratives aren't particularly original. But Crashing is smart and sharp, and its focus on property guardianship, which is a growing trend in many urban areas, gives it some freshness.

Mar 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Watch Crashing if you're feeling lonely but don't feel like leaving your house. And then make your friends come over and rewatch it all with you.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

[Crashing] isn't perfect -- you can tell she learnt a lot from it for Fleabag -- but it's a joy seeing Waller-Bridge's take on a wider cast of characters, each of whom are able to communicate various observations about relationships and modern life.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

While the series might remind viewers of the beloved TV show Friends and also shares similarities to Fresh Meat, Crashing has its own unique humor that leaves you craving for more.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Given that this is a comedy-drama, is any of it actually funny? Hardly a bit of it. Louise Ford does her utmost at saving the day... but the rest buckle under the strain of an almighty tombstone of a script.

Mar 24, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

That's a brilliant premise. So it's bizarre that writer and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge almost completely ignores the setting and concentrates on the foul-mouthed, one-dimensional characters, who haven't a fraction of the comic potential.

Mar 24, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Centered around a group of people who avoid London's ridiculous rental prices by being property guardians, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's first sitcom is a funny, smart series about an incredibly modern way of living.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Think of it as Friends meets Girls meets Skins. If that turns you off, add in a sprinkle of Peep Show's awkwardness and push it all together with Waller-Bridge's sharp writing.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Crashing: Series 1

  • Jan 15, 2021
    RATING: B Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Crashing is a funny watch and easily bingeable in one sitting. The show is very well written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge ( although I'm starting to think that she can't write a bad Screenplay ) and she delivers the best performance as well. The rest of the cast's performances are rather solid. The are some really hilarious scenes, maybe because of it's unusual setting ( although I gotta say in an old hospital there's probably room for more jokes ). But I definitely enjoyed the watch.
  • Oct 02, 2020
    Wish I got her appeal, her writing is so ham fisted. No subtle nuance goes without a wink. It's almost as if she thinks she's the only one that is so outspoken, so daring for saying something, wink wink, aren't I cute. Like the little girl who shocks her Nan, by exposing her knickers at church, who does that? My cute granddaughter always a shocker. Oh well, just hope she doesn't ruin 007. Maybe he wink, look at the camera when he does his double entendres. So silly, who would do that? I think I know, PWB, so cutting.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    Awkward and hilarious
  • May 26, 2020
    It's a warmup before Fleabag, meh
  • Apr 13, 2020
    It is a tale of long lost love set in a world that devalues adult accountability. Every character is wonderfully dynamic and holds a good deal of agency for a comedy. Phoebe steals every seen, but it really operates as a ensemble.
  • Sep 01, 2018
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge is so talented. Funny as hell.

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