Physical: Season 1

Physical: Season 1

Physical: Season 1

Rose Byrne leads this dark comedy series as a woman in the 1980s who breaks free from housewife duties by crushing the world of aerobics.

Sheila Rubin is a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, she has her own darkly funny take on life; she’s battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image… that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.

2021Rating: TV-MAUSAApple TV+
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EPISODE 1.1
18 June 2021

Let's Do This Thing

Sheila discovers aerobics as a new outlet for her body anxiety. Danny, her hubbie, pursues a calling in politics after bad news about his job.

EPISODE 1.2
18 June 2021

Let's Get Political

Despierate for more aerobics, Sheila struggles to get back to Bunny's studio while also helping Danny lock down a much-needed endorsement.

EPISODE 1.3
18 June 2021

Let's Get Down to Business

Debt mounting, Shela decides to teach a class - but is tasked with recruiting new students. Danny hunts for enough signatures to get on the ballot.

EPISODE 1.4
25 June 2021

Let's Get This Party Started

Danny hires a campaign manager from their past who causes friction with Sheila. Greta opens up about a nagging suspicion in her marriage.

EPISODE 1.5
2 July 2021

Let's Agree to Disagree

Sheila teams up with Tyler to show her newfound vision—and unearths a disturbing secret. Danny participates in a debate and Bunny has a visitor.

EPISODE 1.6
9 July 2021

Let's Get It on Tape

Sheila films two videos—one for aerobics and one for Danny’s campaign—plunging herself deeper into debt and deception.

EPISODE 1.7
16 July 2021

Let's Take This Show on the Road

The Rubins head to Los Angeles, where they visit the Logans in hopes of fundraising at a party. Breem’s demons surface.

EPISODE 1.8
23 July 2021

Let's Not and Say We Did

In need of money, Sheila pays an unexpected visit to her parents—and her past. Greta finally confronts Ernie.

EPISODE 1.9
30 July 2021

Let's Face the Facts

Sheila is determined to put aerobics behind her but finds the pull too strong. Tyler contends with an unexpected health condition.

EPISODE 1.10
6 August 2021

Let's Get Together

With election day looming, Sheila entertains an intriguing proposition. Bunny’s finances and Tyler’s health come to a head. Season finale.

Physical: Season 1 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Misuses Rose Byrne.. a too-harsh black comedy.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Who would actually want to hang out with such loathsome characters?

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Byrne keeps it watchable, but the story is a sour mess.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Her caustic asides are often bitingly droll and Ms. Byrne has the chops to deliver them properly.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The glitzy packaging of Physical is wrapped around a miserable, frustrating show.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Byrne proves to be an excellent psychic clearinghouse for so much that goes wrong, and right, in our hot mess of a society.

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