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If you're missing Fleabag, here's your fix. This Way Up freely acknowledges the debt.
"This Way Up" makes the wise choice to treat its six-episode season as a reason to luxuriate in smaller moments rather than speed through them for the sake of shoehorning in extra plot developments.
It's very good, and it's warm and clever, and it will - or would - precisely hit the spot for a lot of people, if only they can find it.
There has been a lot of mental health depicted on TV and it's always on the way down. What I like about this one is it deals with trying to put yourself back together, rather than falling apart.
It's a smart, sweet, sad, winning little show, and the season goes down easily in one burst.
Strong family love, great characters in low-key UK import.
All the characters are immensely likable, but not in a subversive way: They are genuinely lovely, funny, and human. While This Way Up aches at times, it's too busy making the viewer laugh to wallow in it.
It's a tribute to both the characterisation and script that the unflinching humour in a series built around fragile mental health never strays too close to either the exploitative or maudlin.
Bea and Horgan's performances are smart, playful, nimble, and rooted in empathy.
This Way Up takes the idea of happy-sad television to a new level, one that is ultimately rewarding.
Audience Reviews for This Way Up: Season 1
Sep 07, 2020Phenomenal show! Reminded me of Fleabag but more wholesome, Catastrophe but without the main relationship. The main character is hilarious and I love the sister relationship and the will they/won't they plot line. The mental health struggles of the main character rang true. Also love the South Asian representation!!
Aug 29, 2020This is such a funny and raw show. It can get a bit cringe at moments, but we've all had those awkward experiences in life. Great cast, and well worth watching!
Dec 12, 2019Post-Catastrophe catastrophe
Nov 09, 2019Brilliant show. Very funny, whilst tackling serious topics. Aisling and Sharon are brilliant as creaters and actors
Oct 29, 2019I watched 6 episodes in a row and enjoy it. Aisling rocks!
Sep 06, 2019Fabulous acting, plot, pathos, wit, and warmth. I can't wait for hopefully, another season.