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The Split: Miniseries (2018)



Critic Consensus: The Split is an incisive exploration of gender politics, mined from terrific performances and tersely dramatic plotting.


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A leading divorce lawyer leaves the family firm for a rival, throwing her relationships into turmoil in the process.


Nicola Walker
as Hannah Defoe
Meera Syal
as Goldie
Barry Atsma
as Christie
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Critic Reviews for The Split: Miniseries

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

Written, directed and produced by women, The Split is a series whose major male characters are largely defined in relation to the female characters.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…
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The all-female Defoe family had coped for 30 years until the sudden return of father Oscar dropped a grenade into the clan's dynamics.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Abi Morgan's drama foregrounds steely, controlled women - with male characters tending towards emotional incontinence.

May 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The longer I watched, the more compelling I found it. What a relief to be presented with a drama in which women are allowed to enjoy their work, and even to be wildly good at it, without their private lives also being offered up as a total failure.

May 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It is the finely drawn portrait of fraught family ties that makes the show. They also make up for its weaknesses, which include patches of uninspired dialogue.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Writter Abi] Morgan nervously ladles on plotline after plotline, each less interesting than the last.

June 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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