In Limbo

In Limbo

A careful balance of dark and light themes makes this Aussie comedy worth watching

7.3

TV Show

Australia
Comedy, Drama
2023
Aaron Fa'aoso, Bob Morley, Emma Harvie
30 min

TLDR

Just Like Heaven fans, this show is for you.

What it's about

This Australian dark comedy follows Charlie (Ryan Corr) as he helps the ghost of his late friend Nate (Bob Morley) cross to the other side.

The take

There’s a pretty clever twist that happens early in the pilot that shows how much promise In Limbo has, but it never really builds on that or matches its level of suspense. But the fact that the remaining episodes are still entertaining and enlightening in their own right speaks to the series' quality. It ambitiously (though not always delicately) handles thorny topics like suicide, depression, interracial relationships, and childhood trauma, all while making you laugh at its dry sense of humor. And moving things along is a genuinely intriguing mystery that leaves you wanting more after each episode. It could be smoother, but In Limbo is another entry into the ever-growing stack of worthwhile dark Aussie comedies.

What stands out

The braveness of the show to realistically tackle male suicide and depression. It’s an issue that doesn’t seem to get representation beyond gritty dramas that use them as a plot device.

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Good movie

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