The Undoing: Season 1 Reviews

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November 20, 2020
The power of Kidman's performance is her ability to shift among multiple selves... Kidman communicates the changes in Grace through everything from speech to body language to appearance. It's a masterful performance.
November 16, 2020
With the unbingeable "Undoing," you're forced to stop and appreciate the dialogue, the knowing glances, the beautiful New York cinematography, the COATS.
November 11, 2020
It's the kind of mottled prestige drama that's urgent but without purpose -- like a toy that's been wound-up and keeps jumping around until the mechanism is exhausted.
November 10, 2020
Part of the pleasure of shows like "The Undoing" is their characters' relative financial freedom, which allows them the time to do things such as plan a fund-raiser or, perhaps, a murder.
November 10, 2020
It's a dark impulse, but the show manages to feed on it without giving in to schlock; a harder feat, perhaps, than choosing the right person to marry.
November 5, 2020
The Undoing feels old fashioned in construction but somehow skirts close to contemporary without seeming to try, offering up solid entertainment from a killer cast.
November 4, 2020
No matter how much you crave kitchen islands, beige cashmere and Central Park in the snow, I'd be willing to bet you won't want to keep watching The Undoing beyond episode two.
November 2, 2020
I'm certainly obsessed with the apartments, the furniture, the wardrobes which are not so much walk-in as yomp-around and the crimson walls of Grace's place.
November 2, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 2, 2020
However, here the chief delight was also reassuringly familiar: watching wealthy people having a terrible time.
November 2, 2020
I'm happy not to provide spoilers, because for once it's not all instantly streamable - but I'm up to episode five (of six) and safe to say still gripped.
November 2, 2020
A murder affects the lives of the well to do in New York. Kidman, Grant and especially Donald Sutherland make it well worth your time to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 2, 2020
HBO assembled an A-team, but failed to match them to a project worthy of their talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 2, 2020
There is a sense of Kidman phoning it in and Hugh Grant hardly stretching himself. In fact, it's Hugh Grant playing Hugh Grant, but as no one plays Hugh Grant better than Hugh Grant, you can't really complain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2020
The issue isn't that The Undoing tries to channel Big Little Lies, but that it does so unsuccessfully. Even in its failures, however, The Undoing made me dream of a world where TV could crack the code...
October 30, 2020
The first episode really is terrific, just less so than Big Little Lies. Still, it's worth seeing for the Kidman-Grant acting duel and Donald Sutherland as Kidman's infinitely arrogant and judgmental father.
October 30, 2020
The Undoing is gratingly off-key. It invites us to sympathise with poor, rich Grace as her bubble of privilege bursts. Not right now, thanks.
October 30, 2020
There are twists and turns throughout that keep you hooked. You also constantly question what each character is going to do next.
October 29, 2020
Bier effortlessly waves the wand of suspicion in every direction. Watching the series through once leaves you with a raft of clues. Staggeringly, watching it through a second time seems to unearth even more.
October 28, 2020
The Undoing is fine. This is thanks entirely to the strength of its cast, and had the show trusted more in that and less into making it a quasi-murder mystery, it might have landed better.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.1/10
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