Gold Digger: Miniseries (2019)


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Gold Digger

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Visually gorgeous and thematically ambitious, but ultimately void of cohesion, Gold Digger bites off more than it can chew.

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 19

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Air date: Nov 12, 2019

Julia and Benjamin meet by chance and start dating. When Julia introduces him to her grown-up children, they question if Benjamin's intentions are financially motivated.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2019

A wealthy older woman falls in love with a younger man, but the nature of their relationship is called into question.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2019

A wealthy older woman falls in love with a younger man, but the nature of their relationship is called into question.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2019

A wealthy older woman falls in love with a younger man, but the nature of their relationship is called into question.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2019

A wealthy older woman falls in love with a younger man, but the nature of their relationship is called into question.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2019

A wealthy older woman falls in love with a younger man, but the nature of their relationship is called into question.

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Tv Season Info

Series 1 follows a wealthy older woman who falls in love with a younger man, but the nature of their relationship is called into question.

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Critic Reviews for Gold Digger Miniseries

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

That sense of doubt could apply to all the characters, because there are precisely no scenes where anything can be taken at face value.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

A blend of romance and mystery, borne up by delectable touches of soap opera, the series races along charged with suspense from the first of its six parts to the last. This is the gold in Gold Digger, and there's a lot of it.

May 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Creator Marnie Dickens has fashioned a narrative that gives you just enough information to come up with the wrong answers even as you're buffeted by the personal flourishes. It's not subtle, but it's effective.

Feb 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If Gold Digger is slightly ludicrous, that's not to say it isn't also infuriatingly watchable.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's not only Julia who needs to be seduced into believing this man. The viewers need a little wining and dining, too.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Despite the series' other issues, if you don't fall in love with Ormond while watching it, you are the one who should be questioned.

May 14, 2020 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

Stream it, but only for Julia Ormond's fine performance and vulnerability.

May 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Julia Ormond is the one to watch in Gold Digger. She is in every frame that matters in this six-part series, and her performance never flags.

Apr 10, 2020 | Full Review…

The appeal of Gold Digger is its writing, its relevance and the quality of acting.

Feb 27, 2020 | Full Review…

It has certainly taken us to the cliff edge a couple of times -- literally -- although it is quite talky and static otherwise and keeps going round in the same, argumentative circles.

Dec 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Gold Digger has all the irresistible ingredients of a plea to an agony aunt.

Nov 20, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Something tells me Gold Digger is going to be a couple of objects short of a full museum display, but not in a good, Doctor Foster, way.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gold Digger: Miniseries

  • Aug 08, 2020
    Brilliant production with extraordinary acting, screen play and revelatory depiction of the romantic yearnings of a mature woman.
  • Aug 05, 2020
    I tried really hard to like this series. It was passable, but it kept you wanting it to get better. It was somewhat hard to overlook the age gap, and stigma surrounding older women/younger men. Why shouldn't it be as accepting as the other way around? The storyline was a little forced, but overall, it passed the time.
  • Jun 27, 2020
    Saddened me, to see an old woman stay so blind to it all. A simple question of "would you sign a pre nup"would have said it all! Horrible movie , bad message
  • Jun 21, 2020
    May be the worst BBC export I've ever watched. I wish I had given up much earlier. The characters are flat; the past trauma seems contrived; and the plot is a series of red herrings. Too much scenery and not enough writing.
  • Jun 18, 2020
    Love Julia Ormond but most of the series she was in dark dreary baggy shawls and caped clothing to cover, I assume, her weight gain. A woman can be both overweight and beautiful, no need to drab her down with yards of bulky dark clothing. She is still beautiful. This could have been a delicious movie, with the fiance playing more with those who wish him harm in her family and keeping us wondering is he good or bad - but it just dragged out and such a dreary pansy melodramatic sad sacky way...I Nearly dropped it after Ep 3. Only mildly entertaining ending with a scene akin to one in Pride and Prejudice as they look over their estate, touching music, curtain closes.
  • May 25, 2020
    While the acting is perfectly fine and the scenery quite lovely, the redundancy of the theme, discourse and interaction became, well, a snoozefest. Truly hung in there only for the big reveal. So much to mine there, such short shrift dedicated to it. A reasonably watchable 135 min movie? Yes. A six episode series that could have been...better done as a 135 min movie? There's that. Plus, is there a theatrical device more irritating than a montage? Maybe - just maybe - unsatisfying flashbacks that inadequately advance the storyline, the trauma, the opportunity to flesh out the characters that could have filled, well, a six-episode season. Maybe it was the editing. if so, too much mayo, not enough meat.
  • May 24, 2020
    This series was totally manipulative. The viewer is lead to dislike the love interest and then we are asked to give him a pass when a truth is revealed. All indications are that the protagonist is niaive, in denial and acting out past behaviors. Her love interest is duplicitous, secretive and a liar. Suddenly we are asked to reverse everything we have been lead to believe. I felt manipulated. I would not recommend this series.
  • May 21, 2020
    This miniseries was spot on with the humanity in humans. The demons we hide from, lie about, run from and disguise. There are those who never break free from their reality and there are those who are frightened but somehow manage to do so. One of the issues with that journey is all the noise while trying to work thru your personal stuff! It's interesting how everyone seems to have an opinion that they feel is paramount in anothers life when their crap is just as jacked up! I believe the entire cast did an outstanding job in conveying their individual roles in this journey. It was believeable and nowadays that's more important than anything because everyone can relate and if not well, you're not being honest with yourself or you're just not from planet earth!!!
  • May 19, 2020
    A stunning, mysterious deeply enticing "love story" about a young man who falls for a 60 year old woman. Or so we think. Her 3 adult children are resentful and suspicious that a handsome young man could fall for their overweight wrinkled but beautiful on the inside person. They are certain he ants all of her money, aka their inheritance. While this is not exactly a thriller, it is a nicely woven tale of mystery with some nice twists. I binged watched it all in one evening, could not stop. A lot of this series focuses on the complexities of personal realtionship and dealing with past trauma. And if people are really who they say they are. And trust. However, there needs to be a SEASON 2 WRITTEN Immediately and if Acorn TV doesn't do it, I am fully prepared to write Season Two for them...today. Lots of unanswered questions which could make for a fascinating and even more complex Season 2. This is not over folks! Julia Ormond is ravishingly lovely as the mother and her young stud Ben Barnes is devastatingly charming. Her ex-husband is predictably loathsome. Her 3 children -ok but all with secrets of their own which could figure into Season 2. There is a mysterious phone call or two and a note in a gift bag that all need explanation and could be the premise behind Season 2. Julia Ormond, start your engine.
  • Mar 13, 2020
    Unlikeable characters and a weak script ruined a potentially great story and some very good acting. Julia (Julia Ormond) was quite possibly the most unlikable TV mother of all time - begging her children for understanding in one breath, then pushing them away in the next. She really is an exceptionally talented actress. Ben (Ben Barnes) was an horrendous character, and I can only assume he will develop into an even bigger narcisist IF there is a season two. The children too were an opportunity missed. Why did they have to be so predictable and cliched? The only bright-spots were Julia's ex-husband, Ted (Alex Jennings) who played a pathetic, revolting man very well, his nervy partner Marsha (the brilliantly talented Nikki Amuka-Bird), David Leon, and Yasmine Akram. I found these characters to be the most authentic, perhaps because they had the least to say? Despite the awfulness of it all, and the excessive (relentless) PDA, I kept hoping sanity would prevail. Sadly, insanity, prevailed. How a person could lie - about their WHOLE LIFE - and yet come out the victim, was beyond all belief. Rude words were shouted VERY loudly at the telly. I shall not be watching a second season. I don't think my blood pressure could take it.

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