Turn Up Charlie: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Turn Up Charlie

Critics Consensus

Poor writing and predictable plot twists dampen Turn Up Charlie's fun premise -- but those looking for a breezy sitcom starring the perennially cool Idris Elba may find themselves tapping along to its good natured beats.

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Critic Ratings: 42

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User Ratings: 176

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 15, 2019

After reconnecting with a hugely successful friend at a wedding, struggling DJ Charlie receives an unexpected job offer.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2019

Charlie's new gig gets off to a rocky start when he and Gabrielle tag along with her parents to a party full of music industry bigwigs.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2019

While her mom holes up in the studio with Layla Valentine, Gabrielle heads to her first day of school and quickly starts racking up enemies.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2019

David surprises Sara with a romantic getaway, Charlie takes a shot at remixing his hit song, and Gabs sneaks out to meet Hunter.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2019

During a day out with Gabs, David juggles mounting career worries and a parenting first; a nervous Charlie heads to the studio to record with Sara.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2019

At the Latitude Festival, Sara is determined to spend time with her daughter, but Gabs and Hunter have other plans; Charlie takes Astrid on a date.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2019

In sunny Ibiza, Charlie puts his friendships and career on the line when he gets caught up in the party scene and slips back into old habits.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2019

A wild night and romantic gesture stir up drama as everyone gathers for a life-changing weekend in Ibiza.

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Cast & Crew

Idris Elba
Charlie

Actor
Piper Perabo
Sara

Actor
JJ Feild
David

Actor
Frankie Hervey
Gabby

Actor
Idris Elba
Creator
Gary Reich
Creator
Tristram Shapeero
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Turn Up Charlie: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Turn Up Charlie: Season 1

  • Aug 16, 2021
    Promised to be about music industry but its about a bratty little kid.
  • Mar 03, 2020
    Beautiful. Relatable. Great Character development. Real-life challenges and the drama that goes with them without being over the top and exhausting like most tv shows are these days. I can't recommend this enough. I'm really disappointed with the critical response. This show inspires me to write long-form just to combat the disaster that is today's critic.
  • Feb 06, 2020
    Great show! Love Elba one of my favourite actors. Show has good plot twists and I'm curious to where the second season will go.
  • Dec 04, 2019
    This show is gold! And so are Idris's songs... absolute bangers 😎
  • Nov 05, 2019
    The little girl made the show nearly unwatchable. Why they would write such an obnoxious and unlikable character is beyond me. Everything else I liked, but I hated the little girls character. It killed the show.
  • Oct 16, 2019
    fun to watch. predictable but yet in a uncommon way. shows a side you'd not expect in a average sense, so enough twist to be your "all the same"
  • Jun 19, 2019
    This is a funny romp - yes, maybe slightly predictable, but even if you know the destination it can be worth the ride. Of course, Idris Elba is one of the sexiest men alive so I'd watch him watching paint dry, but it was really fun to see him in something more lighthearted. He's also very funny as are many of the supporting cast (my favourite is Auntie Lydia).This is what makes Turn Up Charlie such a good time. I also really appreciated the strong female characters and found them very relatable. I do struggle with an overly precocious child character, because they come off so false. Every. Single. Time. This also reflects what horrible people her parents are so the most unbelievable thing is that Charlie would ever be interested in Sara for anything other than career advancement and/or sex. #TeamAstrid
  • Jun 01, 2019
    Refreshing and very entertaining, Idris Elba does a phenomenal job throughout this series and love the British elements of the humor. I'm very sad a season 2 isn't already out as I couldn't stop watching this series when I started. Definitely need more season, also the critic reviews are nonsense, anyone I've recommended this show to has loved it.
  • Jun 01, 2019
    Idris Elba good. But the entitled, priviledged family especially the awful little girl main character made the show unbearable. Filled with racial cliches and mad predictable. Idris you are better than this.
  • May 15, 2019
    was awesome - loved it - can't wait until season 2

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