• Network: Hulu
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 21, 2019
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Sophie Gilbert
    Aug 22, 2019
    80
    This Way Up is loosely plotted at best, meaning it relies on Bea’s charisma and presence as a star to keep viewers engaged. Luckily, she has both in abundance. ... Even so, the brightest moments in the show all come from Bea’s interactions with her stellar supporting cast.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Aug 20, 2019
    70
    Fleabag has not only turned out to be the show of 2019, but a very specific one, with only 12 episodes total between its two seasons. So if you fell in love with it, it left a uniquely-shaped hole in your heart that few other shows are built to fill. This Way Up just happens to be one of them. It won’t replace the feeling the other show gave you, but it’ll approximate it more than enough for three hours.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Aug 20, 2019
    70
    The show really is at its best when it's focused on the interactions and relationships between the characters. That means that the first couple episodes stumble around a little introducing us to people and then the second half of the season is really locked in.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Aug 19, 2019
    63
    The episodes, around 23 minutes apiece, fly by rather quickly. So that’s a plus. Overall, though, there’s nothing too memorable about “This Way Up.” It’s a pleasant diversion if you’re looking for something to binge quickly but, like a summer rain shower, it will be here and gone before you know it.

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