Physical is an American comedy-drama, created for AppleTV+ by Annie Weisman. Physical premiered June 18, 2021, closely following after the premiere it was picked up for another season. The second season aired June 3, 2022.
This series Physical is about a woman Sheila that is truly struggling with her life and finding the right path for herself. Sheila is currently a quiet and tortured housewife who is trying to find her own power. She ends up finding her way to power in a very unconventional way. She ends up starting aerobics which leads her to her own power. After discovering aerobics, she struggles to balance that along with her husband’s political campaign. After struggling to find the balance between two worlds, she realizes that this isn’t the life she wants at all.
In Physical Sheila is the type of woman that is constantly overthinking everything and is obsessive about what other people think about her. She is constantly in her head and thinking the worst, in the midst of these thoughts she develops an eating disorder to distract herself from all of the horrible thoughts. She is unable and unsure how to stop the horrible binging episodes, that is until she starts aerobics. In the midst of the binging, she lost all her money and blackmails the aerobics instructor into giving her money.
After the aerobics completely changed her life, she also wanted to also be an instructor and teach a few classes. She ultimately decides to keep coming up with more ideas such as home aerobic videos. All in all the series Physical is a funny comedy about Sheilas life that was falling apart, then saved by aerobics. Since this show aired, the reviews overall have been pretty good. Critics have said that it was funny, whilst also being extremely witty and dark at times as well.
“Let’s Do This Thing”
Sheila discovers aerobics.
“Let’s Get Political”
Sheila gets desperate to do more aerobics.
“Let’s Get Down To Business”
Sheila is racking up debt.
“Let’s Get This Party Started”
A campaign manager gets hired that doesn’t get along with sheila.
“Let’s Agree to Disagree”
Sheila shares her new vision.
“Let’s Get It on Tape”
Sheila makes two videos.
“Let’s Take This Show on the Road”
Sheila travels in hopes to make money.
“Let’s Not and Say We Did”
Sheila visits her parents to ask for money.
“Let’s Face the Facts”
Sheila tries to put aerobics behind her.
“Let’s Get Together”
The campaign is approaching.
“Don’t You Want Me”
Sheila ditches her old vice but finds a new one.
“Don’t You Ever Stop”
Sheila gets confronted while doing aerobics.
“Don’t You Go Far”
Sheila pushes through bad memories.
“Don’t You Know”
Sheila gets someone to fill in for her at promotional events.
“Don’t You Want to Watch”
Sheila gets advice.
“Don’t You Have Enough”
Sheila figures out how to handle a threat.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an approval rating of 67% based on 48 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.49/10. On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 60 out of 100, based on 21 critics.
Rose Byrne as Sheila Rubin
Rory Scovel as Danny Rubin
Geoffrey Arend as Jerry
Paul Sparks as John Breem
Lou Taylor Pucci as Tyler
Della Saba as Bunny Kazam
Dierdre Friel as Greta
Ashley Liao as Simone
Ian Gomez as Ernie