PHYSICAL is a dark comedy bringing back the Jane Fonda 80’s aerobic era. It features Rose Byrne as Sheila wearing perfect vintage work-out attire. She would give Jane a run for her money body-wise.
The series is halfway through its season and has already bashed feminism, body shaming, politics, and eating disorders. It is not a sitcom for the faint of heart. It can be downright nasty and mean. So why watch this show? It is mesmerizing and honest in its portrayal of the inner dialogue taking place deep in some of our brains. Sheila and the entire ensemble blow up all those verbal moments we want to keep buried and hidden.
Am I enjoying PHYSICAL? The most I can stay is I am committed to seeing where the next five episodes leads me. I am hoping for a pay-off. No matter what else, Rose is stunning and has my attention.
PHYSICAL is available to stream on Apple TV +.