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

State of the Union: Season 1 Reviews

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November 22, 2019
Fueled by grounded, authentic performances by O'Dowd and Pike, "State Of The Union" asks compelling questions.
October 4, 2019
It is funny, but not boastful about it.
September 9, 2019
Pike and O'Dowd seemed to relax in to their roles; their ease with one another looked much more like that of a 15-year marriage than a read-through and a tech rehearsal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2019
It is as honest and multi-faceted an examination and appreciation of marriage as you could hope to find (as well as an astonishingly cliche-free one).
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 9, 2019
[Nick] Hornby has created a cleverly structured two-handed play in ten segments, lush with domestic hum-drummery, in which we will never see them in that therapist's room.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2019
The narrowness of the show helps it wear its drawing-room lightness well, and it is littered with tiny delights.
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 6, 2019
But even when the writing feels a little vague or forced, Pike and O'Dowd make the scenes work.
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
[A] delightfully wry, bittersweet comic drama.
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.
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+