The Upshaws: Season 1

The Upshaws: Season 1

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Bennie Upshaw, the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law, all without a blueprint for success.

2021Rating: MUSAPush It Productions
ComedyKids & Family

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Birthday B.S.

When two of his kids have birthday parties on the... More same day, Bennie scrambles to find a venue for one, then bounces back and forth between both events.

EPISODE 1.10

The Backslide

With Bennie back in the house and bonding more with... More the kids, Regina's frustrations start to show. After she takes the GMAT, the family comes together.

EPISODE 1.2

The Hook-Up

After meeting the manager of an upscale restaurant, Bennie takes... More Regina out hoping to break their dry spell but realizes the meal isn't on the house.

EPISODE 1.3

Joy Ride

A customer entrusts his sleek ride with its secret compartment... More to Bennie. Duck overstays his welcome at the Upshaw residence. Regina eyes a promotion.

EPISODE 1.4

Big Plans

As Regina tries to land a better job at a... More different organization, Bennie’s friends get in his ear about her looking to level up her life without him.

EPISODE 1.5

Ridin' Dirty

Regina juggles family duties with work and studying for the... More GMAT, but Bennie doesn’t help lighten the load — and she reaches a boiling point.

EPISODE 1.6

Last Straw

When Tasha gets into an accident, Bennie comes up with... More a solution — without telling Regina. Meanwhile, conflicts erupt between other family members.

EPISODE 1.7

Yard Sale

After Regina throws Bennie out, she starts cleaning house. Bennie... More tries his old tricks to get back in her good graces. Lucretia's affair takes a turn.

EPISODE 1.8

Night Out

Regina goes to her work party solo while Bennie has... More his own fun with the guys. Lucretia and Bennie get drunk together, and Bernard reveals his truth.

EPISODE 1.9

Gloves Off

When Bennie tries to live a healthier lifestyle, he winds... More up in a boxing ring with an emotional Bernard. Maya struggles with a school bully.

The Upshaws: Season 1 | Reviews

63%8 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Variety

Variety

Having such a particular blended family immediately gives The Upshaws a specificity that really works for it...

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Decider

Decider

(It's) so saddled with tired plots and dialogue it just makes for a show that feels like it’s already stale, even though it just started.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

It's TV treasure Fields who holds The Upshaws together. Regina is a three-dimensional character with relatable life struggles...

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

(It) feels dated, clumsy and oh-so-not funny.

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The Upshaws: Season 1 | Release Details

The Upshaws: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.