State of the Union: Season 1 (2019)


Critic Consensus: State of the Union is an insightful and scathing collection of scenes from a troubled marriage, with Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike proving to be compelling partners in sophisticated banter.


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Air date: May 6, 2019
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Critic Reviews for State of the Union Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

These stories are as rewarding as they are withholding. By showing only slices of the protagonists' lives, the audience is tasked with looking out for changes in their dynamic. It's like a game of Spot the Difference.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's so good, in fact, you're left wishing there was more; more time, more settings, more to the story than just the simple structure these professionals excel within.

Jan 29, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Marriage is portrayed in ten excellent slices. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The intimacy and simplicity of [State of the Union] can prove intensely discomfiting, a bit stale, entrancing or all three depending on your own preferences.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

As written by Nick Hornby, it's full of funny and snide dialogue and stars Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd are more than up for delivering it.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

State of the Union is a sketch of a mid-life marriage in crisis. It doesn't need to be anything else, and perhaps this is where the short form is working in its favor.

May 3, 2019 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

The narrowness of the show helps it wear its drawing-room lightness well, and it is littered with tiny delights.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

But even when the writing feels a little vague or forced, Pike and O'Dowd make the scenes work.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Excellent and experimental... In a TV landscape where episodes and seasons can overstay their welcome, State of the Union turns out to be the perfect length.

May 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[A] delightfully wry, bittersweet comic drama.

May 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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