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This Way Up 

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A young woman puts her life back together after suffering from a nervous breakdown.


Aisling Bea
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Series cast summary:
Aisling Bea ...  Aine 6 episodes, 2019
Sharon Horgan ...  Shona 6 episodes, 2019
Kadiff Kirwan ...  Bradley 5 episodes, 2019
Aasif Mandvi ...  Vish 5 episodes, 2019
Indira Varma ...  Charlotte 5 episodes, 2019
Dorian Grover ...  Etienne 4 episodes, 2019
Todor Jordanov ...  Victor 4 episodes, 2019
Pik Sen Lim ...  Chien 4 episodes, 2019
Tobias Menzies ...  Richard 4 episodes, 2019
Jassem Mougari Jassem Mougari ...  Mo 4 episodes, 2019
Ekow Quartey ...  James 4 episodes, 2019
Daniela Spataru ...  Alina 4 episodes, 2019
Chris Geere ...  Freddie 3 episodes, 2019
Ambreen Razia ...  Emma 3 episodes, 2019
Ricky Grover ...  Tom 2 episodes, 2019
Oengus MacNamara ...  Patrick 2 episodes, 2019
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A pin-sharp and poignant new six-part comedy series about the social, mental and personal obstacles that just get in the way of happiness. Aisling Bea plays Aine, a woman trying to pull her life back together after a 'teeny little nervous breakdown', as her fretful sister Shona (Sharon Horgan) worries, not only about her sibling, but also about her own life choices.

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Did You Know?


When casting the students for the classroom sequence where English is being taught as a second language, creator Aisling Bea insisted on actual foreigners, opting for authentic accents as opposed to faked ones. See more »


Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.184 (2019) See more »

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So moving and funny
9 August 2019 | by simonbirch1See all my reviews

It seems hit a chord with me the way the character tries to make light of situations, sometimes putting both feet in and creating some awkward moments. It's the strength of Aine's personality that pulls her through. I have created many similar situations but tend to wimp out too soon to rescue myself.

The mental illness I relate to and it helps so much seeing it on screen so I know it's not just me and in some respects keep going because Aine is trying to get through it so can I. The first episode made me smile when Shona asked is she fixed now.

I understand that the first episode is really trying to find itself but I ended up binge watching all the episodes in one day, something I don't usually do but the strength of the character makes me want to watch more. This could have been a film instead of a series.

There has to be a series2 now

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