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The Undoing 

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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A modern twist to a classical "whodunnit" tale, when the life of a wealthy New York therapist turns upside down after she and her family get involved with a murder case.

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David E. Kelley
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Nicole Kidman ...  Grace Fraser 6 episodes, 2020
Hugh Grant ...  Jonathan Fraser 6 episodes, 2020
Edgar Ramírez ...  Detective Joe Mendoza 6 episodes, 2020
Noah Jupe ...  Henry Fraser 6 episodes, 2020
Lily Rabe ...  Sylvia Steineitz 6 episodes, 2020
Matilda De Angelis ...  Elena Alves 6 episodes, 2020
Edan Alexander ...  Miguel Alves 6 episodes, 2020
Michael Devine ...  Detective Paul O'Rourke 6 episodes, 2020
Donald Sutherland ...  Franklin Reinhardt 6 episodes, 2020
Ismael Cruz Cordova ...  Fernando Alves 5 episodes, 2020
Madeline Faye Santoriello ...  Sylvia's Daughter 5 episodes, 2020
Noma Dumezweni ...  Haley Fitzgerald 4 episodes, 2020
Jeremy Shamos ...  Robert Connaver 4 episodes, 2020
Irma-Estel LaGuerre Irma-Estel LaGuerre ...  Franklin's Maid 4 episodes, 2020
Sofie Gråbøl ...  Catherine Stamper 3 episodes, 2020
Billy Lake ...  Franklin's Doorman 3 episodes, 2020
Douglas Hodge ...  Robert Adelman 2 episodes, 2020
Fala Chen ...  Jolene McCall 2 episodes, 2020
Tarik Davis ...  Michael Hoffman 2 episodes, 2020
Maria Dizzia ...  Diane Porter 2 episodes, 2020
Clint Jung ...  Judge Martin Shepley 2 episodes, 2020
Vedette Lim ...  Amanda Emory 2 episodes, 2020
Janel Moloney ...  Sally Maybury 2 episodes, 2020
Jason Kravits ...  Dr. Stuart Rosenfeld 2 episodes, 2020
Matt McGrath ...  Joseph Hoffman 2 episodes, 2020
Connie Chung ...  Connie Chung 2 episodes, 2020
Raul A. Reyes ...  TV Newscaster 2 episodes, 2020
Lauren Collier ...  News Reporter 2 episodes, 2020
Mahalet Dejene ...  TV Newscaster 2 episodes, 2020
Jamar Greene ...  Court Bailiff 2 episodes, 2020
Andrew Keenan-Bolger ...  Jason Reynolds 2 episodes, 2020
Charlë Webb ...  News Reporter 2 episodes, 2020
Naledi Murray ...  Shelby McGibbons 2 episodes, 2020
Patricia Scarangello ...  Dance Teacher 2 episodes, 2020
Kendra Farn Kendra Farn ...  TV Newscaster 2 episodes, 2020
David Marrero David Marrero ...  Corrections Officer 2 episodes, 2020
Charlton Lamar ...  Prisoner 2 episodes, 2020
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Grace Fraser is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She's a successful therapist, has a devoted husband and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself. Written by Fahad Riaz

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Trivia

Actor Michael Devine, who plays Detective Paul O'Rourke, was a real-life Detective Sergeant in the NYPD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Regé-Jean Page/Bad Bunny (2021) See more »

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Dream a Little Dream of Me
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Performed by Nicole Kidman
Written by Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt and Gus Kahn
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Feels more ABC than HBO
2 December 2020 | by dennisforbesSee all my reviews

Everything about this series feels like normal network television, at least aside from some pretty gratuitous (but welcome) nudity early on.

The cliched establishing shot, for instance. Every transition includes the sort of establishing shot of the exterior of a building that went out of style in the 90s. Instead of acclimating us to each set, or artfully and seamlessly setting each scene, we go from "exterior, luxury Manhattan" to "exterior, NYC Police station" to "exterior, NYC court house". It starts to feel almost like it's some inside joke it's so lazy.

Now add the repetitive use of tilt-shift during many of the "look, it's NYC!" transitions (in case anyone forgot).

Those are, of course, minor issues. They just bring the whole thing down and lower expectations. They make it feel lazy and cheap. Far below the level expected of HBO.

The script would be appropriate for a 60 minute episode of Law & Order. It isn't the script for a 6 episode HBO series.

The acting is consistently good from most involved, but they're working on a terrible script, with horrendous directing and camera work, and the result is...eh...

You'll watch it through out of curiosity, but the payoff will make you wish you could go back and not have watched it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Undoing See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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(entire series)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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