Turn Up Charlie: Season 1 (2019)

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Critic 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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Air date: Mar 15, 2019
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Idris Elba
as Charlie
J.J. Feild
as David

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Critic Reviews for Turn Up Charlie Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (11)

The frankly painful new series - it can't decide if it's a sitcom, comedy-drama or children's soap.

Mar 14, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Idris, a keen DJ himself under the name Driis, milks much humour from Charlie's "old man" persona in the digital playground of modern beats.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's frustrating to see an artist with such ambition settle for something so elementary. It's harmless, sure, but it's also inconsequential and unkempt.

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Idris Elba is the main draw to this show, but there are a plethora of other reasons to enjoy it. The music is one of those things.

Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Idris Elba co-creates, and stars in, a charming-but-flawed Netflix series about a struggling DJ who becomes a nanny.

Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

Turn Up Charlie doesn't demand much from its audience or cast, even as it remains pretty watchable

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Turn Up Charlie isn't the worst idea for a Netflix series, far from it. Nor is Elba's attempt to create a high-profile outlet for his personal music career.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

He's just not funny. Elba's considerable skills in projecting menace and resolve don't come into play and he mostly just looks genial and a little lost.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Sometimes a routine comedic story can be truly funny, but "Turn Up Charlie" falls flat when it should be a total rave up.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

There's some light relief in throwback references to Charlie's Nigerian roots - Jocelyn Jee Esien as Aunt Lydia is a scene-stealer - but for the most part Turn Up Charlie is a turn-off.

Mar 18, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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