Julia: Season 1

Julia: Season 1

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Sarah Lancashire (MotherFatherSon, Happy Valley) plays pioneering tv chef Julia Child in this HBO Max series, covering her rise to fame in 1960s America.  Co-stars David Hyde Pierce, Isabella Rossellini and Bebe Neuwirth. More

'Julia is inspired by Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her long-running television series, “The French Chef,” which pioneered the modern cooking show. Through Julia’s life and her singular joie de vivre, the series explores a pivotal time in American history – the emergence of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural evolution. At its heart, the series is a portrait of a loving marriage with a shifting power dynamic.' (HBO Max)

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2022Rating: MUSA3 Arts Entertainment, Lionsgate Television
DramaTrue Story & Biography

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Omelette

In 1962, cookbook author Julia Child boldly pitches a groundbreaking... More television series centered on demonstrations for the home cook – despite pushback from male station executives and her own husband.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

Facing mounting pressure from station executives, Julia struggles to figure... More out how to present a complicated recipe. Later, on-set flubs threaten the future of the show – and Julia’s career.

EPISODE 1.3

Beef Bourguignon

When the show goes overbudget, Julia doubles down on her... More efforts to continue making her dream a reality. As Paul contends with his fearsome father-in-law, Alice struggles with her new assignment.

EPISODE 1.4

Petit Fours

As WGBH reaps the rewards of their new star’s efforts,... More a jealous rival threatens the station’s burgeoning success. While Julia struggles with the price of fame, Paul begins to accept defeat, and Alice changes tack.

EPISODE 1.5

Crêpes Suzette

In San Francisco, Julia tests the waters of her newfound... More celebrity status alongside celebrated chef James Beard, leaving a brooding Paul to question the true cost of his wife’s fame.

EPISODE 1.6

Breads

While Paul and Judith experiment with baking, Julia tackles a... More different kind of “bread.” As a sleep-deprived Russ tasks Alice with even more work, the future of Avis’s position on the show is called into question.

EPISODE 1.7

Foie Gras

While in New York, Julia and the show receive both... More accolades and criticism. As Avis forges an unlikely friendship with Paul, Alice finds an unexpected connection of her own.

EPISODE 1.8

Episode 8

After suffering a terrible blow, Julia’s future – and the... More fate of the show – hang in the balance.

Julia: Season 1 | Reviews

93%41 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Lancashire's towering turn elevates an all-too-conventional biopic.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Each 45-ish-minute episode walks a line between sentimental period drama and high-toned sitcom.

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Paste

Paste

Ultimately, the series hinges on Lancashire’s transformative performance... Lancashire is never impersonating Child, she is fully inhabiting her.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

The first thing to know about Julia is that as Julia Child, Sarah Lancashire is fantastic... The second... is that it is, essentially, a sitcom with dramedic leanings.

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Variety

Variety

There’s not a ton of conflict... to drive the show forward, but as the millions who watched and loved The French Chef know, it’s a good time nonetheless.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Ms. Lancashire all but effervesces in the title role...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The effusiveness with which other characters sing Child’s praises would be cloying if Lancashire didn’t make her so believably and unassumingly admirable.

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Vulture

Vulture

Most importantly, the show feels like the Julia Child it wants to portray: warm, generous, driven, imperfect, charming, and in love with feeling good.

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Julia: Season 1 | Release Details

Julia: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.