This Close: Miniseries (2018)

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This Close

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This Close finds a platonic ideal in its understated drama and intuitive sense of character, culminating in a powerful evocation of nurturing friendship.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 23

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 14, 2018

Series premiere. Michael brings Kate with him on a work trip to Seattle for a book signing, but after he learns the big news she's been hiding from him, it creates unanticipated issues with airport security.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2018

When Kate's boss offers her a last-minute seat on a "Disabilities in Media" panel, she's torn between speaking her mind or silently obeying. Meanwhile, Michael's ex Ryan arrives to dinner uninvited.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2018

Kate excels at work when a deaf celebrity attends her PR event, but the rest of the day is a bit foggy thanks to Stella's special brownies. Meanwhile, Michael goes nightclubbing and arrives at a surprising decision.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2018

Michael's mother and brother arrive for Thanksgiving, where some disturbing secrets are revealed and others stay hidden.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2018

A relationship flourishes, while another falls apart in a shocking way. Flashbacks reveal what happened to Kate, Michael, Danny and Ryan in the year before the series begins.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2018

In the Season 1 finale, Kate learns Danny's secret in the aftermath of the fight, but his attempt to surprise her with a last-minute engagement party leads to bigger problems, and puts Kate and Michael's friendship on thin ice.

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Critic Reviews for This Close Miniseries

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (9)

But Stern and Feldman are more than enough reason to watch; they deserve to be in many more series and movies to come, but not before this series makes them heard.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's an unconventional love story that needs another season to figure out what it really wants to be, and how best to get there. At least the most important elements -- or both of them, anyway -- are in place.

Feb 12, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Even when the story sags here and there, This Close is a reminder of the creative value of more inclusive storytelling:

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Directed by Andrew Ahn, the six 30-minute episodes are handsomely fashioned.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

As Kate, [Shoshannah Stern] shifts ably from apologetic to fiery to vulnerable.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

This Close is a raw and insightful portrait of two deaf best friends, but it's also messy, a little cliche, and ends with a questionable cliffhanger.

Feb 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Intimate, graphic and immediately engaging.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

A miscommunicated series about the myriad ways we can miscommunicate, This Close is farther from the mark it tries to hit than its title implies.

Jan 3, 2019 | Rating: 4.1/10 | Full Review…

... the visuals and acting are so good, that it's worth watching just for that.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a frank and refreshing depiction of friendship, disability, and the different ways we can be intimate with other human beings. It's also entertaining as all hell.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

This Close is groundbreaking, necessary, and the fact that it is a genuinely great series - down to its writing, performances, and subject matter - only proves that a platform for this kind of storytelling is long overdue.

Feb 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It's refreshing to watch a show that doesn't rely on verbal dialogue; so much of This Close is Kate and Michael signing to each other, swiftly summing up emotions and grievances and jokes with a gesture or look.

Feb 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for This Close: Miniseries

  • Dec 20, 2020
    Such a warm storyline, and there is such a sweet dynamic between Kate and Michael. Unlike other shows when you have to watch them with closed captions on there is not enough body language a lot of the time to understand whats really happening. I love that there is a show you can easily watch and know whats happening that includes sign.
  • Dec 18, 2020
    I hate seeing unnecessary nudity/sex/bad language for no reason/purpose other than to try to get an audience. If I could I'd give this less than 1 star. This is what's wrong with Canadian television. And while I realize American made television has this type of content to some extent, it is not as graphic or distasteful just to get people to watch. Why does Canadian Television have to take it to the next level. Was it necessary to show the sex act of the 2 men in the first episode - could they not have gotten the message across by them kissing as opposed to having anal sex? I so hate Canadian Television.
  • Oct 06, 2018
    Just discovered this show. LOVE IT
  • May 11, 2018
    One of the best shows I ever watched in a while. The angle is so refreshing.
  • Apr 13, 2018
    I absolutely love this series! My husband is deaf and i am studying to become an asl interpreter. this show, having real deaf actors playing deaf characters, really hits the nail on the head when it comes to deaf experiences and discrimination. it's very funny and realistic.
  • Feb 23, 2018
    The first2 episodes were great something different

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