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State of the Union 

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State of the Union follows Louise and Tom who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. Each episode pieces together how their lives were, what drew them together, and what has started to pull them apart.

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Nick Hornby
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2019  
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Chris O'Dowd ...  Tom 10 episodes, 2019
Rosamund Pike ...  Louise 10 episodes, 2019
Janet Amsden Janet Amsden ...  Older Wife 5 episodes, 2019
Jeff Rawle ...  Older Husband 4 episodes, 2019
Laura Cubitt Laura Cubitt ...  Gina 3 episodes, 2019
Elliot Levey ...  Chris 3 episodes, 2019
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State of the Union follows Louise and Tom who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. Each episode pieces together how their lives were, what drew them together, and what has started to pull them apart.

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10 episodes. 10 minutes each. No commitment.

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Really Quite Brilliant
6 October 2019 | by martimusrossSee all my reviews

State of the Union

This was masterful writing, whilst we had two actors on screen seemingly representing two characters, there was in actuality very little or no differentiation between them, this was in fact, a soliloquy for two (duiliquy), or if you like a "talking head" in the form of an Alan Bennett monologue.

There was one single stream of sparkling undifferentiated thought ruminating over trust, betrayal, relationships and the human condition, split equally between the two protagonists. It was all served up using the device of metaphors often instigated by a single simple incident.

The chemistry was palpable between the two leads it was endearingly delightful, and they emanated the half of a whole relationship throughout.

Of course this is aimed at a very sophisticated viewer, the concerns expressed were the anxieties of the metropolitan bourgeoisie.

Brilliant writing, brilliant acting, brilliant directing 10/10


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UK

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English

Release Date:

6 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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See-Saw Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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