Ordeal by Innocence: Miniseries Reviews

April 11, 2019
No little grey cells here -- instead we had a black-and-white picture that gained more and more colour as the episode developed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 20, 2018
None of them deserves an Emmy, and the material never takes them very deep, and yet I was engrossed.
August 14, 2018
The sense of dread and guilt that permeates each interaction, combined with the flashback structure that makes this more ghost story than murder mystery, almost makes each of the Argylls at fault in their own way.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 13, 2018
Not quite the ordeal of the title, but not the enthralling mystery you might be wanting, either.
August 13, 2018
No spoilers here, but suffice to say this version of Ordeal by Innocence is a worthy if not slightly darker take on an old classic.
August 13, 2018
It's not subtle-and occasionally outright dumb-but it's a gorgeous, beautifully acted bit of squalor, nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 10, 2018
It's all there, even if it feels sleek enough to slide away. Until, at least, it wallops you with a vicious, surprising ending.
August 10, 2018
Even so the series is richly rewarding, unfailingly suspenseful drama, the new identity of the real murderer notwithstanding.
August 10, 2018
There's a seemingly inexhaustible appetite for good mysteries, and adding this one to the menu isn't an ordeal at all.
August 7, 2018
It's all top-notch here, including the production design and the work of the entire ensemble.
April 23, 2018
The journey's the thing.
April 9, 2018
The whole thing knits together seamlessly. It grabs you from the opening scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5