PUBLISHED: 18:10, Fri, Mar 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:20, Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Turn Up Charlie has been highly-anticipated by fans of Idris and looked set to showcase his talents as a DJ, unfortunately, there seemed to be very little time for music.
Idris’ character Charlie was famous in the Nineties and wants to have a successful comeback but his journey isn’t without a fair few hurdles.
It’s quickly made clear Charlie’s only way to become famous again is to look after Gabby (played by Frankie Hervey), the daughter of best friend David (JJ Feild) and Sara (Piper Perabo) in order to get studio time to work on his music.
Sure the cast head to a Latitude, Ibiza and even nightclub just outside London for a rave but it feels like the music takes a backseat.
Charlie can be seen in Sara’s studio at various points in the eight-part series working on his music and performing at a few gigs but viewers never hear his hit track in full.
And, when he works on new music later in the series, this also isn’t featured in the show.
It’s a little disappointing to watch a show, which follows a DJ, lacking in the music department when there are so many opportunities for it to take centre-stage.
Personally, too much time is spent watching Charlie try to bond with Gabby and balance his work with his friendship with David.
While the scenes between Charlie and Gabby are mostly quite endearing, for example their heart-to-heart in a community garden, it just wasn’t what I expected to see.