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Indeed, the show seems to relish the disorder that the Frasers cause in other people's lives, the pain they mete out. Throughout it all, the family remains static: glamorous, somehow still in control.
Guided by Susanne Bier's taut direction, the twists keep coming and nothing is quite what it seems.
I'm not going to say any more about what happens in "The Undoing." I don't want to give it away. But Nicole Kidman at the center of it all delivers one of the best and most nuanced roles of her entire career.
It's fun to watch Grant in action, dodging our presumptions about his character. Kidman is good, too, if a bit distractingly waxen.
...while The Undoing offers plenty of glamour and glitz, there's a fierce moral about the place of women in today's society that's well worth exhuming...
It's Kidman who is most impressive, though. She has already delivered one of the best performances of her career in the first two episodes of The Undoing, with Kelley's material clearly getting the most out of her once again.
Outstanding casting, sharp writing, and excellent directing make this mini-series engaging.
The Undoing is, at times, a lesson at why it's often best not to overthink TV dramas.
The Undoing has an intriguing mystery at its core, and a wonderful ensemble, but questionable structural choices give the series an odd "stop and go" feeling, padding it out to its lengthy runtime of 332 minutes.
Audience Reviews for The Undoing: Season 1
5d agoNot worth your time.
Mar 04, 2021If you watched the first 10 minutes of the show and stopped, you wouldn't have missed anything.
Mar 02, 2021This is great. I couldn't stop watching.
Feb 24, 2021Absolutely loved Nicole Kidman in this! Loved everything about it.
Feb 23, 2021There are enough twists and reveals throughout the series to keep you engaged, but ultimately the payoff is underwhelming and makes the show forgettable
Feb 22, 2021Embarrassing writing and acting.
Feb 21, 2021Attractive cinematography, wardrobes, and big name actors are not enough to overcome weak writing, poor character development, and endless time filler dead end narrative arcs. Definitely not enough to hide the fact that this is a thinly veiled attempt to cash in on the success of Big Little Lies. Should have been titled "Big Little Lies, East Coast". Did not enjoy being made to wait around for 6 hours for something approaching a conclusion when there was really only enough story to fill a 90 minute movie.
Feb 16, 2021You want to watch until the end, but afterwards its not memorable.
Feb 13, 2021Reviews lamenting the fact that The Undoing manipulated the viewer with its take on the classic murder mystery seem to be missing the entire point, which is that dramas are meant to do just that. I was genuinely invested in Kidman's and Grant's characters from the get-go, and enjoyed immersing myself in the New York City streetscapes and high-rise world of the Northeastern elite, if only for six episodes. The story certainly ends leaving one with mixed emotions, but that may not always be a bad thing, especially when it's told in such an engaging and aesthetically pleasing manner.
Feb 12, 2021Kind of enjoyable as a whole although with way too many problems not the least of which was that all three of the major characters- Kidman Sutherland Grant - were odious to a greater or lesser degree. The rationale for Grant to kill Elena especially with such excessive violence was flimsy beyond belief. He doesn't want her to jeopardize his family life? What in the hell does he imagine he is doing by having an affair with her? The biggest problem for me was the courtroom scenes. In a Canadian courtroom an image of the bloodied head of the victim would never be allowed to remain in full view throughout the trial if it were allowed in view at all. Nor would egregious hearsay like we witnessed be allowed especially in a serious matter like a murder trial. The appeal court would have no hesitation in ordering a new trial on that basis alone. Although I know what a declaration against interest is, I cannot for the life of me figure out how it is relevant in this show. It's a légal phrase that is inapplicable here even though the plot depends on it. Did a legal expert not vet the script?