State of the Union: Season 1 Reviews

  • Jun 16, 2021

    It was cute and well acted. I like both O'Dowd and Pike. Nice premise in 10 minute chunks, although I watched all 100 or so minutes in 2 days. It WAS hard while watching to ignore the most glaring problem: I would believe a guy could get bit by a radioactive spider and get superpowers before I would believe someone who looks like O'Dowd, an unemployed writer, would be married to a doctor who looks like Rosamund Pike. Add to that the premise that he won't have sex with her and there might as well be leprechauns pouring beers at the bar.

    It was cute and well acted. I like both O'Dowd and Pike. Nice premise in 10 minute chunks, although I watched all 100 or so minutes in 2 days. It WAS hard while watching to ignore the most glaring problem: I would believe a guy could get bit by a radioactive spider and get superpowers before I would believe someone who looks like O'Dowd, an unemployed writer, would be married to a doctor who looks like Rosamund Pike. Add to that the premise that he won't have sex with her and there might as well be leprechauns pouring beers at the bar.

  • Apr 08, 2020

    everything is perfect: sharp dialogue, funny, great music touching

    everything is perfect: sharp dialogue, funny, great music touching

  • Sep 15, 2019

    The writing is amazing

    The writing is amazing

  • May 16, 2019

    Well written and utterly absorbing. Although it weighs in at only ten minutes per episode, each one is densely chewy and leaves you fully satiated. Shades of Woody Allen in the direction but Hornby's dialogue anchors the show in the UK and the Brexit references help to contemporise what otherwise could be a setting in the 90s. Brilliant and a timely antidote to superhero and fantasy fare.

    Well written and utterly absorbing. Although it weighs in at only ten minutes per episode, each one is densely chewy and leaves you fully satiated. Shades of Woody Allen in the direction but Hornby's dialogue anchors the show in the UK and the Brexit references help to contemporise what otherwise could be a setting in the 90s. Brilliant and a timely antidote to superhero and fantasy fare.