‘Turn Up Charlie’ Review: Idris Elba Is a Daddy DJ in Dull Netflix Series

An actor writing a role tailor-made to their strengths isn’t exactly unusual.

After all, without Chuckie in “Good Will Hunting,” we wouldn’t be living in a post-Batfleck world.

But what Idris Elba has done in “Turn Up Charlie” is different, and not necessarily for the better.

In Elba and co-creator Gary Reich’s new Netflix comedy about an aging, down-on-his-luck DJ who nannies his famous friend’s kid, the reigning Sexiest Man Alive incorporates all his lesser-known attributes into one seductive package……while everything around him is trite at best, incompetent at worst.

Elba is a sex god slumming in by-the-numbers mainstream shlock.

Except he chose to live here — hell, he built the thing himself — which is a mystery more enticing than anything in the show.Charlie (Elba) is a former ’90s pop star whose career bottomed out over the last two decades, leaving him to take DJ

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