The Widow: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
The Widow

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 27

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


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


Kate Beckinsale
as Georgia Wells

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Critic Reviews for The Widow Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

The Congolese setting and actors, playing sapeurs, smugglers and guerrillas, give what threatens to be a humdrum thriller a distinctive edge.

Apr 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...highly watchable, if occasionally deliberately perplexing, old-fashioned entertainment - a mystery thriller that's well acted, and vigorously directed with some cinematic skill without being mannered and drawing attention to itself.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

[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…

There's a fine cast, it's stylish and colour-saturated, but in the first two episodes at least, there's something hollow and glib at its heart.

Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I found no evidence in Beckinsale's performance that she wasn't anything but maddeningly distant and fey.

Apr 15, 2019 | Full Review…

If I was being particularly cruel - oh, do let's go on - I'd say this is Congo as Boden catalogue accessory.

Apr 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It's worth sticking with it to see if Charles Dance gets to do anything more than be suave and whether care chief Alex Kingston really is as dodgy as she seems.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Writers Harry and Jack Williams really know how to craft transnational dramas built on crime and grief, but once things hit the Congo there's an odd languor about proceedings.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Widow: Season 1

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