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Original Content podcast: Despite some odd choices, ‘The Undoing’ lays out a satisfying mystery

Original Content podcast: Despite some odd choices, ‘The Undoing’ lays out a satisfying mystery

The HBO miniseries “The Undoing” wrapped up again in November, however the hosts of the Original Content podcast took benefit of the vacations to get caught up.

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. As the trial turns right into a media spectacle, Grace tries to navigate how she feels about her husband and to find who else could be responsible of the crime.

While Jordan had already watched the present because it aired, Anthony and Darrell have been impressed to binge it due to an e-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 known as “a world tour expressed through spoken phrase.”

We agreed that Kidman’s accent left so much to be desired, and that her efficiency usually felt a bit indirect (the latter, at the very least, was in all probability intentional).

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We had different quibbles. For one factor, though the forged is comparatively numerous, the story spends most of its time on the rich white household at its middle, as their rich white mates. And there have been maybe just a few too many crimson herrings that didn’t lead anyplace attention-grabbing.

Still, we have been fairly glad ultimately. With solely six episodes and loads of plot twists, there was actually no time to get bored, and we have been significantly 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.

Before reviewing he present, we additionally mentioned the current launch of the Discovery+ streaming service.

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f you’d wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Intro
0:30 Discovery+ dialogue
6:41 “The Undoing” overview
20:40 “The Undoing” spoiler dialogue

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