State of the Union: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

State of the Union: Season 1 Reviews

April 22, 2019
State of the Union feels voyeuristic, not in a guilty pleasure or shameful way, but in a fascinating, relatable, human relationship study way.
May 3, 2019
State of the Union is a sketch of a mid-life marriage in crisis. It doesn't need to be anything else, and perhaps this is where the short form is working in its favor.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
February 14, 2019
Let's hope Pike manages to squeeze in a few more comedies, because she can not only hold her own with O'Dowd, she's fun to watch while she does, even if at some points it feels like the same old material.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 9, 2019
These stories are as rewarding as they are withholding. By showing only slices of the protagonists' lives, the audience is tasked with looking out for changes in their dynamic. It's like a game of Spot the Difference.
May 14, 2019
Marriage is portrayed in ten excellent slices. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2019
It's so good, in fact, you're left wishing there was more; more time, more settings, more to the story than just the simple structure these professionals excel within.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 6, 2019
As written by Nick Hornby, it's full of funny and snide dialogue and stars Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd are more than up for delivering it.
May 6, 2019
Excellent and experimental... In a TV landscape where episodes and seasons can overstay their welcome, State of the Union turns out to be the perfect length.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2019
Fans of dialogue-heavy, character-driven storytelling will be intrigued, but the redundancy of the setting renders "State of the Union" less bingeable.
May 6, 2019
But even when the writing feels a little vague or forced, Pike and O'Dowd make the scenes work.
June 6, 2019
Ten ten-minute films in which a couple grapples with the difficulties of maintaining an intimate relationship in our hurried times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2019
[A] delightfully wry, bittersweet comic drama.
May 10, 2019
The narrowness of the show helps it wear its drawing-room lightness well, and it is littered with tiny delights.
May 6, 2019
The intimacy and simplicity of [State of the Union] can prove intensely discomfiting, a bit stale, entrancing or all three depending on your own preferences.
January 31, 2019
A showcase for its entire high-powered creative team, State of the Union is first and foremost about Hornby's typically adroit treatment of contemporary relationships.