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Turn Up Charlie

Netflix sitcom starring Idris Elba. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Idris Elba, Frankie Hervey, Piper Perabo, JJ Feild and others.

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Turn Up Charlie review

What's most baffling is that Turn Up Charlie is what one would expect of Elba when he is in desperate need of a comeback. It's as if he forgot he is one of the most successful actors in our current times.

Mary-Catherine Harvey, The Upcoming, 20th March 2019

Review: Turn Up Charlie

Turn Up Charlie is like so many Netflix comedies, in that it's really not that funny.

The Medium Is Not Enough, 18th March 2019

Idris Elba looks a right Charlie in hackneyed comedy

Turn Up Charlie, in which Elba - for some reason beyond easy comprehension - has decided he wants to be the new Three Men And A Baby-era Ted Danson, is decidedly not cool.

Keith Watson, Metro, 18th March 2019

Idris Elba interview

Idris Elba on Turn Up Charlie and convincing Netflix he could be funny.

Collider, 17th March 2019

Turn Up Charlie: the laughs are not the point

Watch Netflix's new comedy starring Idris Elba, Turn Up Charlie, and you'll notice something strange: it doesn't have any jokes. This isn't a criticism - actually, it's perfectly amusing - but more that it's far more concerned with the ongoing story of its hero, Charlie, and his ward like a sort of episodic About A Boy than peppering in one-off zingers or building towards farce.

Stuart McGurk, GQ, 16th March 2019

Turn Up Charlie, Netflix, review

Ultimately there's the sense of a sitcom developed by focus group, and it's short on killer one-liners and the truly inspired farce which would make up for that.

Jeff Robson, i Newspaper, 16th March 2019

Turn Up Charlie review

Turn Up Charlie doesn't spin comedy gold but Idris Elba shines.

Steven Scaife, Slant Magazine, 14th March 2019

Turn Up Charlie review

Co-creator and star Idris Elba proves his mettle at the turntables, but this Netflix series is light on laughs.

Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 14th March 2019

Cast of Idris Elba's DJ show partied in Ibiza

The Luther actor took the cast and crew out clubbing during their time on the White Isle, says Angela Griffin.

BT, 12th March 2019

Turn Up Charlie review

I'd watch Elba in just about anything -- but Turn Up Charlie does test that proposition to its very limits.

TV Line, 6th March 2019