Netflix fans are discovering a ‘wonderful’ comedy series on the platform which stars one of the stars from its recent hit original series Fool Me Once.
Adeel Akhtar stars in Back To Life, which debuted on BBC Three in 2019 but only came to Netflix years later as viewers on the streaming platform are amazed by how it went under the radar.
The show follows Miri Matteson as she returns home from 18 years in jail and attempts to reintegrate herself into normal life living at her parents house in a bleak seaside town on the South Coast.
One viewer praised its Fool Me Once star, saying: ‘Anyone else caught Back To Life on #netflix? Amazing show, funny, dramatic, emotional, whimsical and awesome. Also Adeel Akhtar may be UK’s best actor.’
Created and led by Daisy Haggard, Back To Life, which enjoyed a second series in 2021, also boasts a 100 per cent Rotten Tomatoes score.
Fool Me Once star Adeel Akhtar (Billy) pictured with lead Daisy Haggard (Miri) in her sitcom Back To Life
Netflix subscribers were amazed by the comedy, which has a 100 per cent Rotten Tomatoes score, not being better known
We do not find out exactly what Miri’s crime was, but her mother hides all the kitchen knives in welcoming her back home, so that is a strong clue.
And even more than Akhtar, Haggard gets praise for her role in creating a dark but ‘hilarious’ series.
Other viewers commented on X: ‘@daisy_haggard Daisy, you’re horrible. You’ve just made this old man cry – smile too, but cry nonetheless. I’ve only just watched the 2nd series of Back to Life, hence the tears and smiles, what a really wonderful series. Perfect writing, casting and acting. Thanks so much…
‘@daisy_haggard just watched Series 1 & 2 of Back to Life on @NetflixUK. What a great dark comedy, so well written with so many good performances…
‘Back to Life is a brilliant series. Daisy Haggard is amazing, love the script, lots of genuinely laugh out loud bits and the rest of the cast are great too…
‘Watching Back to Life on Netflix – I don’t know how this one passed me by, it’s a superb series. Funny, touching, and just brilliant in every way. @daisy_haggard is wonderful – as is the rest of the cast too…
‘Back to life – written by Daisy Haggard starring loads of fabulous actors – it’s been around for a while but didn’t seem to get the big noise it deserved. Hilarious!…
‘@daisy_haggard just finished watching Back to Life. Congratulations, loved it, funny, sad thoroughly enjoyed it.’
Anyone wishing to watch Back To Life, but does not have a Netflix subscription, can still watch it on BBC iPlayer – although the first season is only available for another month there.
Back To Life series one is only on BBC iPlayer for another month for those who want to see the dark comedy without a Netflix subscription