The Widow: Season 1 (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Ferociously ambitious, The Widow boasts Kate Beckinsale's killer action chops but goes astray in a jungle of problematic tropes and unsatisfying twists.

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Episodes

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Air date: Mar 1, 2019
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Air date: Mar 1, 2019
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Air date: Mar 1, 2019
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Air date: Mar 1, 2019
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Air date: Mar 1, 2019
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Air date: Mar 1, 2019

Tv Season Info

A woman's past comes back to haunt her when she sees a surprising reminder of it on the evening news.

Cast

Kate Beckinsale
as Georgia Wells

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Critic Reviews for The Widow Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8)

An intriguing mystery-adventure that ultimately suffers from trying to shoehorn in too many storylines.

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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[Used] Africa as a backdrop in the most graceless kind of way, trafficking in tropes and clichés, and then looping in moralistic montages to make A Point.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Even the most underdeveloped characters fare reasonably well, because the cast is uniformly good, and Beckinsale is the kind of actor who can make listening or standing in silence a vital, compelling act.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Great actors lend gravitas but this drama fails to launch.

Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Stream it because of Beckinsale and good performances from Kingston and Ido. But we're wary that the payoffs of the first episode's teases aren't going to be particularly satisfying.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

If you put this on your binge list, do it for the performances. Hopefully "The Widow" gives Beckinsale the momentum to start defining herself as an actress of deeper roles.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The Widow proves that Beckinsale can carry a television series, but she shouldn't be asked to shoulder the weight of one that takes much too long to get to the point.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

[Plagued by] a slow pace, a soft light, and an air of designer melancholy.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

The Widow keeps you guessing in a way that is rare for television, and rarer still for something in the nothing-is-quite-what-it-seems thriller genre, a favourite for TV drama commissioners even if, mostly, what comes back lands well below the line.

Mar 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The Widow has all the ingredients of a good show, but it can't bring them together in a meaningful way.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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