💔🎵 “Up Here” Drops the Mic After One Season: A Hulu Heartbreak or Wise Decision? 🤔
TL;DR; 😭 Hulu’s romantic comedy musical, “Up Here”, sung its last tune after a solo season, despite having a heavy-hitter team from Broadway and Hollywood behind the scenes. But, did it hit all the right notes with audiences? 🎤🤷
Once upon a time, in the land of streaming and binging, Hulu introduced a musical romantic comedy that promised to make our hearts beat in rhythm – “Up Here”. But now, it seems the song has ended abruptly, and we’re left in the suspenseful silence after a dramatic crescendo.
Launching with great promise on March 24, “Up Here” had all the ingredients to be a smash hit. I mean, who wouldn’t be excited? The series had Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, 🎶 the geniuses behind the earworms of “Frozen” and “Frozen 2”, penning the songs. Not to mention Steven Levenson (you know, the writer for “Dear Evan Hansen”) and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, with credits like “New Girl” and “My Name Is Earl”, scripting the storylines. 📝
🎬 And if you’re thinking, “But was there a maestro behind the camera?” Oh, yes! Thomas Kail, who’s given Broadway lovers iconic performances with “Hamilton” and “In the Heights”, took the director’s chair and even hung his executive producer hat under his Old 320 Sycamore Productions banner. There’s also a mention of Jennifer Todd, another maestro from Old 320 Sycamore, having her hand in the mix.
The cast? 🌟 Bright and star-studded. Leading the parade were Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes, followed by other talents like Katie Finneran, Sophia Hammons, Emilia Suárez, Andréa Burns, John Hodgman, and Scott Porter.
The story, set against the NYC skyline in 1999’s twilight days, told of an average couple’s extraordinary journey into love. And guess what? Their biggest love rivals were their own insecurities, memories, and fears. Deep, right? But was it too deep? 🏙️💑
Now, here’s the twist. Although the storyline and team behind the series screamed “chart-topping hit”, reviews were… well, mixed. 🤷♂️ A somewhat lukewarm 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes raised some eyebrows. But hey, Daniel D’Addario from Variety seemed to have a soft spot for it, saying the series showcased “a winning and lovely pair of oddballs singing their hearts out.” 🎤💞
So, the question remains: was the swift curtain call on “Up Here” a tragic overture or a sound decision by Hulu?
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What do you think? With such a powerhouse team and cast, should “Up Here” have been given another encore? Or was it time for the curtain to fall? 🎭🤔 Discuss below! 👇