This Way Up: Season 1

This Way Up: Season 1

This Way Up: Season 1

Half-hour comedy series created by and starring Aisling Bea (Quiz) as a young woman piecing her life back together from the wreckage of a nervous breakdown. Co-stars Emmy-nominee Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe).

2019UKHulu
Comedy
EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

After being dropped from a dinner party invitation, Aine calls an old friend from rehab for some company only for things to take an unexpected turn. Shona connects with new friend Charlotte.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

Aine interviews for a new tutoring job teaching a young French boy, who has recently lost his mother, but she's at risk of missing her first lesson and badly letting him down.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Aine and Richard's relationship gets complicated when she is inadvertently invited for dinner but leaves early after an awkward misunderstanding

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

Aine and Shona's mother is over from Ireland to visit Vish's family. Tensions are high, as Aine and her mother haven't spoken in months, while Shona feels stuck in the middle.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

A text from her ex Freddie catches Aine by surprise. Later, a spontaneous night out with Bradley and his friends gives her the chance to let her hair down.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Romance blooms between Aine and Richard, but she's caught off guard when she turns up unexpectedly to find another woman in his house.

This Way Up: Season 1 / Reviews

Independent

Independent

It's basically Watch The Throne for fans of brilliant sharp-tongued Irishwomen.

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The Times

The Times

Frequently idles in neutral territory that is neither comedic nor dramatic.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

I don't remember the last time I saw a character in a comedy this clearly defined as being not funny in such a realistic way.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

It's a smart, sweet, sad, winning little show, and the season goes down easily in one burst.

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NPR

NPR

It's very good, and it's warm and clever, and it will - or would - precisely hit the spot for a lot of people, if only they can find it.

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Decider

Decider

Bea and Horgan's performances are smart, playful, nimble, and rooted in empathy.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Makes the wise choice to treat its six-episode season as a reason to luxuriate in smaller moments rather than speed through them for the sake of shoehorning in extra plot developments.

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Vulture

Vulture

Unfortunately, the show's humor proves to be more realized than its dramatic dimensions.

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New York Post

New York Post

It's a pleasant diversion if you're looking for something to binge quickly...

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BBC

BBC

There has been a lot of mental health depicted on TV and it's always on the way down. What I like about this one is it deals with trying to put yourself back together, rather than falling apart.

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