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09th Apr 2024

Viewers ‘so stressed’ after watching new Netflix series


Netflix viewers are raving about Cleaning Up

Netflix has had a strong April so far, adding some incredible new movies and TV shows over the past week.

One of the series that’s currently gripping viewers and holding the top spot on most watched in Ireland is Cleaning Up.

The thriller series stars Sheridan Smith as single mother Sam, who is struggling massively with debt and addiction and enters the murky world of insider trading after learning some financial secrets from her role as an office cleaner.

As Sam channels her inner Gordon Gekko, the financial burdens she’s suffering from make her go to extreme lengths to save herself from drowning in debt, which of course ramps up the tension as the season progresses.

The tension is too much for some viewers of the 6-part series, with one saying: “Watched Cleaning Up on Netflix and I’ve never been so stressed for a fictional person in all my life.”

Another commented: “Watching Cleaning Up on Netflix, I’m so stressed it’s making me sick.”

Originally airing on ITV in 2019, Cleaning Up has a very strong 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics praising Smith’s performance in the lead role in particular, even if the plot starts to lean into silliness as it progresses.

Have you watched Cleaning Up yet?