Primarily based on a novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, “The Undoing” tells the story of Grace Fraser (performed by Nicole Kidman), a Manhattan psychologist whose husband Jonathan (Hugh Grant) is accused of a brutal homicide. Because the trial turns right into a media spectacle, Grace tries to navigate how she feels about her husband and to find who else is perhaps responsible of the crime.
Whereas Jordan had already watched the present because it aired, Anthony and Darrell had been impressed to binge it due to an electronic mail from listener Michael Benedosso, who shared some amusing ideas on Kidman’s wavering makes an attempt at a New York accent — leading to what he referred to as “a world tour expressed by way of spoken phrase.”
We agreed that Kidman’s accent left so much to be desired, and that her efficiency typically felt a bit indirect (the latter, no less than, was most likely intentional).
We had different quibbles. For one factor, though the forged is comparatively various, the story spends most of its time on the rich white household at its heart, as their rich white buddies. And there have been maybe just a few too many pink herrings that didn’t lead anyplace attention-grabbing.
Nonetheless, we had been fairly happy in the long run. With solely six episodes and loads of plot twists, there was actually no time to get bored, and we had been notably impressed by Grant’s efficiency as Jonathan, in addition to Noah Jupe because the Frasers’ adolescent son Henry and Noma Dumezweni as Jonathan’s steely lawyer Haley.
Earlier than reviewing he present, we additionally mentioned the recent launch of the Discovery+ streaming service.
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0:30 Discovery+ dialogue
6:41 “The Undoing” overview
20:40 “The Undoing” spoiler dialogue