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This Way Up

This Way Up

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Aisling Bea writes and stars in this comedy about a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown. Also features Sharon Horgan, Tobias Menzies, Aasif Mandvi, Indira Varma, Sorcha Cusack and more.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,275

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Laura Vickers-Green, Den Of Geek, 12th January 2023

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She's charismatic, self-destructive, and increasingly tiresome: from Fleabag through to Everything I Know About Love, chaotic female leads now seem to be the default, one-note expression of womanhood. It's time to move on.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 9th June 2022

This Way Up review

Aisling Bea's thought-provoking, dark comedy finally reaches New Zealand.

James Croot, Stuff.co.nz, 20th December 2021

Mae Martin, Sarah Kendall and Aisling Bea's shows up for writing award

The Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Awards shortlist features Feel Good creators Mae Martin and Joe Hampson, Sarah Kendall (Frayed) and Aisling Bea (This Way Up).

British Comedy Guide, 7th December 2021

This Way Up: chaotic coming-of-age black comedy

There's nothing two dimensional about this beautifully layered, hilarious and romantic post-breakdown comedy.

Natasha Sholl, The Guardian, 6th September 2021

Kurupting The Industry and This Way Up reviews

It is a salutary lesson about the pockets of untapped creative potential that lie around this country, beyond the Radas and the Lamdas, if they only get the chance.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 12th August 2021

This Way Up - more soppy soap than sitcom

This is an antic melodrama that wanders from the woebegone to the whimsical.

Liam Fay, The Times, 24th July 2021

Aisling Bea interview

Aisling Bea's comedy-drama This Way Up is seriously funny. But there's still space between the laughs for nods to big issues like Grenfell and Windrush.

Adrian Lobb, The Big Issue, 24th July 2021

Interview: Aisling Bea and her make-up artist cousin

The Irish comedian and actress and her cousin James Mac Inerney on appearing in Glow Up and working in TV.

The Times, 21st July 2021

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