This Way Up: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
This Way Up

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Critic Ratings: 11

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Episodes

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Air date: Aug 21, 2019

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Critic Reviews for This Way Up Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

If you're missing Fleabag, here's your fix. This Way Up freely acknowledges the debt.

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

You can tell that the script is good from the quality of actors joining the party (the prestige of being made by Horgan's production company surely helps, too).

Aug 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The humour here can have a surprisingly hard centre. More often, it is droll and nervy both at once, Aine's compulsive bits to anyone in earshot driven by a terror of what might happen if she stopped.

Aug 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This Way Up remains irresistible and not just because it's an easy and enjoyable binge-watch. Aisling Bea's performance is dynamic...

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It is occasionally too hip for its own good...but the script is smart, the performances convincing, and both women, like young Whitehall, have funny bones. A hit.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Although it's very funny, there's a dark undercurrent.

Aug 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a smart, sweet, sad, winning little show, and the season goes down easily in one burst.

Aug 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I don't remember the last time I saw a character in a comedy this clearly defined as being not funny in such a realistic way.

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

The show's main flaw is the scarcity of laughs. Like much of what's billed as "comedy-drama", This Way Up frequently idles in neutral territory that is neither comedic nor dramatic.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's basically Watch The Throne for fans of brilliant sharp-tongued Irishwomen.

Aug 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for This Way Up: Season 1

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