Wellmania: Season One
April 13, 2023 9:44 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Liv (Celeste Barber) is an Australian food writer who's about to hit it big in the US. All she needs is to replace her lost green card. And all she needs to do that is pass a physical. And then things get difficult.

"Even if Wellmania doesn’t live up to its own high-concept premise, it is still incredibly watchable ... And Barber is fantastically charismatic, delivering Liv’s taboo-baiting lines with a perfect balance of drollness and enthusiasm." -- Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian

"Wellmania is not the best comedy of the year, but it could have been. ... As it is, it makes for a simple watch to pass the time, that is, if you can stand its obnoxious main character." -- Nelson Acosta, Fiction Horizon

"Ultimately, what could have been a pretty one-note jab at the pretensions and charlatans of wellness culture turns into something more holistic." -- Mel Campbell, ScreenHub

Wellmania is streaming on Netflix in the US.
posted by Etrigan (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Another thing I stumbled uponst while isolating for COVID. This was a fun batch of eight half-hour episodes, held together well by Barber's absolute fearlessness. Much less of a jab at the wellness industry as it seemed to be to start, and much more about bureaucracy and family and rolling with what life throws at you.

Good fun. It looks like they're angling for more seasons, and I'll be happy if they get them.
posted by Etrigan at 9:51 AM on April 13

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