TV Review: The Undoing (Sky Atlantic) – Miniseries

Aired on Sky Atlantic in October 2020, The Undoing is written by David E. Kelley and directed by Susanne Bier. Based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the series follows a wealthy New York couple, therapist Grace (Nicole Kidman) and doctor Jonathan (Hugh Grant), whose lives turn upside down when their family gets involved in a murder case.

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Is this really the first time that Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant have starred in something together? I mean, they’ve certainly made it worth our wait, but I can’t believe that we haven’t seen these iconic actors working together before.

Maybe that’s why so many of us tuned in to watch the premiere of this show. Because with a cast list of this quality, it had to be worth the watch, right? Kidman and Grant certainly don’t disappoint, and with ร‰dgar Ramรญrez, Donald Sutherland, and a fantastic performance from Noah Jupe, too, the performances are undoubtedly all on top form.

But what’s most gripping about this thriller is that you never know how Grace is feeling. Is she trying to disguise her own actions committed out of revenge, does she believe her husband is telling the truth and want to defend the man she loves, or is she doing whatever she can for the wellbeing of her son? You can tell that it’s based on a good book as nothing is what it seems, and the twists keep on coming until an enthralling climax.

As you question who to trust until the final moments, this stylish noir series keeps you guessing throughout. It will definitely have you hooked.

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