Time spent with Aine is time spent wisely.
We all love a good laugh, right?
Quite right. For years, we've seen so many styles of comedy entertain the masses, from slapstick to satire. It's often done, but you could argue it's rarely done well - although you could say that about anything really. Humour is different for every individual, but it's finding comedy which resonates with the many and not the few which is the goal.
The key to doing just that probably rests with characterisation. We have to immerse ourselves in them, and if we don't believe in the main character or buy into them, we're ultimately lost. Fortunately, the lead in Channel 4's This Way Up is wonderfully realised. It began airing on Thursday, August 8th 2019 and sees Aisling Bea play a schoolteacher named Aine, who attempts to reclaim happiness and control of her life after suffering from a breakdown.
Channel 4' This Way Up: How many episodes?
It felt like such an eye-opening journey in such a short time, and it really is a shame there weren't more episodes to dive into!
This Way Up Season 1 was comprised of six episodes, introducing a range of charming, complex and above all hilariously conceptualised characters. It's a comedy show which may best be described as human, and anyone would be hard-pressed not to find identifiable and very real traits across its ensemble.
After seeing these new characters brought to the screen, fans are already keen to have them back, but will there be any luck with a second season?
This Way Up: Season 2
Exploring mental health with humour doesn't sound like an easy sell, but This Way Up has been praised for its hearty approach and playful attitude by critics and audiences alike.
There's clear potential for another season, but as of yet, nothing has been confirmed.
Sure, it's still very much early days and audiences are still becoming aware of the show as we speak. Episodes air weekly on Channel 4 every Wednesday, but all of them are, in fact, available to watch here on All4 right now. Its reception has been glowing, so it's highlight likely to be on the cards.
We'll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for any updates, which are likely to surface once it's reached its weekly run. For now though, if you've already raced through season 1, why not check out some more of Aisling's work!
Thanks to everyone who watched tonight, means the world to this ole wagon and you can watch the ENTIRE series from tonight online on All4 or do it each week like a slow coach (dig from the 90s). Stay hopeful #ThisWayUp x pic.twitter.com/mDofcUWQ6I— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) August 8, 2019
Aisling Bea: Movies and TV
The 35-year-old Irish actress, comedian and writer is sensationally skilled, and there's plenty more of her stuff ready to binge through beyond This Way Up.
She's appeared on the furiously funny British panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and has also starred in such efforts as The Fall, Trollied, Hard Sun, Delivery Man, Bullet to the Heart and more. While there's no news of season 2 yet, she does have some other projects in the pipeline.
Aisling will play the role of Rebecca in a remake of a French comedy film called Love. Wedding. Repeat. She's also scored a recurring role on the upcoming TV show Living With Yourself, which will also star Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, This is 40). So, there's exciting stuff on the horizon already.
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