The Undoing: Season 1 Reviews

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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
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
October 28, 2020
While there is a slight lack of ambition behind its casting and execution, the series remains a highly entertaining watch with a compelling mystery that viewers will be compelled to see through to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 28, 2020
The Undoing has an uncanny knack of digging its fingers under your skin. That's because, above all, it's a show which, though you might hate yourself for it, leaves you with the nagging need to know which of these rich folks is the rottenest of them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2020
It's visually refreshing... within the glossy confines of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2020
Plenty of pedigree wattage has been packed into this slickly addictive new HBO drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2020
I could watch Grant all day as Jonathan Fraser.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2020
The whole thing was delicious fun but wafer thin, as superficial as the cheer for diversity at the auction and kept afloat largely by Kidman's typically poised and enigmatic turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2020
The Undoing is a glossy addictive mystery and there's satisfaction in spending time with the elite, especially when they are being toppled from their thrones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2020
The juicy, sexy, dark, over-the-top opulent follow up to Big Little Lies that I've been craving.
October 27, 2020
Grant's shifty demeanour makes for such a perfectly combustible match with Kidman's brittle elegance that it is a surprise they haven't been paired together before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2020
A twisty thriller that is glossy and decadently mysterious
October 26, 2020
Hugh Grant, once known for his affable roles as the bumbling male love interest in many romantic comedies, ensured that Jonathan Fraser seemed just this side of a skeevy psychopath.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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