Channel 4 has confirmed the release date for the second season of This Way Up. Aine is a woman who was having a “teeny little nervous breakdown.”
The show’s US streamer Hulu has also already released an official trailer, which teases the beginnings of a relationship between Aine and her employer Richard, played by The Crown star Tobias Menzies (read our exclusive This Way Up interview with Tobias Menzies here).
Season two will take place after Aine has been in rehab for some time. She is starting to try new things and make choices that are less careful, but still safe, which may not be entirely wise,” according to an official synopsis released by the show’s US streamer Hulu.
Season one of this show was praised by critics. They liked Bea as Aine and Sharon Horgan as her sister Shona. Bea has described how she was “overwhelmed by the love and support for the show,” with viewers relating to the show’s themes of loneliness and vulnerability.
There’s since been a time jump in This Way Up, meaning the forthcoming six-parter will skip some events that occur in-between season two and the season one finale.
Read on for everything you need to know about This Way Up season two.
What are the reviews from critics on “This Way Up” Season 2?
“This is the kind of comedy that makes me feel good about this world – smart, funny, and surprisingly deep.”
“A show this thoughtful deserves better than to languish in a time slot with such little competition.”
“It’s an absolute pleasure to spend time with these characters, knowing there will soon be more episodes just like this one. I hope it doesn’t take too long for season two so we can get on this way up again!”
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This Way Up Season Two Reviews:
The pilot for This Way Up was well received by critics, with some of them even calling it “truly original”. It had a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and an 83% audience score. Viewers can expect the same humor that they saw in the first season, as well as more intense scenes such as when Vicky (Bethany Whitmore) is kidnapped off-camera from her school bus stop. There are also new characters introduced to the show, the only one who has been revealed so far is Penny (Lucie Arnaz).
What about the Rotten Tomatoes on “This Way Up” Season 2?
The first review for this show on this site was published before the premiere, and it’s overwhelmingly positive. They mention that “This Way Up” Season One was one of their favorite shows last year, which is why they were excited to watch this season as soon as they could. The reviewer gave an interview saying: “I am so happy with how this sequel turned out! It has everything I wanted from a new season but also adding in some twists that made me love it even more.”
There are no reviews here yet for this series because there’s not been enough time since its release date to write any; however, we’ll update this post when there are reviews posted!
What about the IMDB ratings of “This Way Up” Season 2?
They currently have a rating of 92%.
MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO REVIEWS
In This Way Up’s first series, we met Irish ex-pat Aine (Aisling Bea) as she was checking out of a mental health facility, eyes glazed over as she complained to the receptionist about the lack of a jacuzzi. Nearly two years later, series two begins with Aine reinvigorated, sweating it out in a lunchtime sauna with her sister Shona (Sharon Horgan). Progress towards Aine’s wants and needs is being made, it seems.