Back to Life: Season 1 (2019)

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Back to Life

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Driven by the marvelous Daisy Haggard, Back to Life questions what it means to be a person with humor, heart, and a genuine sense of surprise.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 21
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Episodes

1
Air date: Nov 10, 2019
2
Air date: Nov 10, 2019
3
Air date: Nov 17, 2019
4
Air date: Nov 17, 2019
5
Air date: Nov 24, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 24, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Back to Life Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (15)

[Daisy] Haggard's performance is a marvel, whether she's exuding vulnerability or dishing the sass. Used and abused but never quite de-fused, she propels Back to Life to the top tier of this season's newcomers, with ample help from a crackerjack ensemble.

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The series is very smart in the way it highlights how long Miri has been away, making note of it without dwelling on it too much.

Nov 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Back to Life...holds its own.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The best thing about the show might be that it's actually a lot smaller and humbler than these puzzle-box dramas.

Nov 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Back to Life has a firm grasp on how capable people are of bizarre behavior at any given moment.

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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If Back to Life can commit to exploring its deeper ideas about identity, forgiveness, and mortality in its second season, it could quickly become of the best shows on television.

Nov 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mostly, it's an alternatingly funny/somber but always emotionally affecting series with something of a Fleabag vibe... and a terrific performance from [Daisy] Haggard.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The nicest thing about Back To Life... is the way it deftly but oh-so-subtly lambasts the gruelling crime dramas British TV has been synonymous with in recent years.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Bouncing unpredictably between somber dejection and daffy dark humor, Back to Life shouldn't work at all. Yet it does, wonderfully.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Back to Life rides a fine line between sharply clever comedy and intensely dark mystery drama.

Dec 4, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The only reasons we're recommending Back To Life are the premise behind the show and Haggard's inherent charm.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Poignant British dramedy about post-prison life is mature.

Nov 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Back to Life: Season 1

  • Nov 28, 2019
    Not bad have only seen the first episode, I will continue
  • Nov 27, 2019
    The very best of British TV.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    Absolutely phenomenal. Excellent writing and producing for such a funny and charming take to such a set of extremely awful circumstances. It makes for an entertaining watch. A must see if you like witty-comedies, like Fleabag (whose producers actually produced it as I found out), and The Patriot on Amazon Prime, along with the countless other witty comedies in the last 5 years. This one's a great one. Also a great redemption story. Daisy Haggard was amazing. This is the first production I've seen her in that I know of and she cracked me up the entire time. Pure nonsensical at times, cringeworthy situational dialogue, and circumstantial reactions make the show. A gal down on her luck in to the highest power tries to make it back on her feet again in her mid 30s after spending 18 years in prison for a crime in a small oceanside town. I'll follow Haggard's work more closely as an actress from now on.
  • Nov 17, 2019
    Enjoyable and very very different. Amazing performance and great throwaway lines.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    Over-hyped but rescued by stellar support from "secondary" per formers Jo Martin and Adeel Akthat.

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