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Back to Life: Season 1 (2019)




Critic Consensus: 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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Meet Miri Matteson, she's just arrived back in her home town - a place she no longer recognises - in the dysfunctional family home she involuntarily vacated as a teenager, living with the parents she can no longer hold a conversation with.


Daisy Haggard
as Miri Matteson
Geraldine James
as Caroline Matteson
Richard Durden
as Oscar Matteson
Jo Martin
as Janice
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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.

November 11, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Back to Life has a firm grasp on how capable people are of bizarre behavior at any given moment.

November 11, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Back to Life...holds its own.

November 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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

December 4, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | 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.

November 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Poignant British dramedy about post-prison life is mature.

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

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