Show review: The Undoing

Razan Makhlouf, Reporter

Mischievous yet alluring, David Kelley’s mini-series “The Undoing” is anything but ordinary. The show aired on HBO and it shows married couple Hugh Grant as Jonathan Fraser and Nicole Kidman as Grace Fraser.

The story depicts a murder mystery in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and takes us on a thrilling rollercoaster ride in trying to figure out who killed private-school mother, Elena Alves.

The mini-series aired six episodes and is based on the 2014 novel “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz.

Spoiler Alert! If you are planning on watching “The Undoing”, please note that this article will be revealing the murder of the series as well as other spoiler details.

The Undoing does a brilliant job of making the viewer second guess themselves, even though the answer of who the murderer is dangled front and center right from the beginning. Jonathan becomes the prime suspect of the murder from the start of the show and throughout the series, Grace unravels the truth behind her charming and seemingly perfect husband.

Many may consider the show a reality check as we so often ignore the obvious red flags and deny ourselves from believing the most reasonable truth. The audience is entangled by the constant possibility that Jonathan may prove to be innocent of the crime.

Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman are both award-winning actors and their performances in this series were nothing short of flawless. It was shockingly exciting to watch as the show consistently took witty turns and exhilarating plot twists in such a short series. Almost every character in the show could have had a motive to be the murderer and the undeniable need to be the one to figure out this murder mystery puzzle proved to be quite obsessing.

The videography and suspenseful music were equally outstanding. The cinematography and sound effects played a vital role in the response and reaction of the viewers.