3 Shows to Watch If You Finished “The Undoing”
So you’ve finished “The Undoing”. Love the ending or hate it, there’s no denying that this psychological thriller about the ultra-wealthy couple Grace (Nicole Kidman) and Jonathan (Hugh Grant) Fraser, whose lives are turned inside out when Jonathan is accused of murder and a whole lot of truths come to light, had everyone talking.
The six-part miniseries recently wrapped up and revealed all, but if you are craving more scandals, complicated marriages, and possible secret sociopaths, never fear — here are three dramas that you might find very satisfying.
Big Little Lies
Super into adaptations of novels by David E. Kelley and starring Nicole Kidman? “The Undoing” isn’t the only one: Watch “Big Little Lies“. Instead of focusing on the lives of elite Manhattanites, we move to the elite of Monterey, California, where a murder at a school event upends the lives of our five central characters (played by Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, and Laura Dern). Like “The Undoing”, you’ve got a central murder mystery, extremely troubled marriages (to say the absolute least), and ample room for you to come up with theories as to what the hell is going on with these rich people. The second season covers the fallout from season one’s mystery, and it also has Laura Dern yelling “I will not not be rich.” Honestly, that’s worth the price of admission alone. Plus Meryl Streep shows up!
Watch on HBO and HBO Max
Yep, we have another mysterious death with information being parsed out over time in this Showtime series that ran for five seasons. The real story “The Affair” is trying to tell, however, is the one about that titular affair between Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Noah (Dominic West) and how it affects both of their marriages and others in their orbit after the two meet at the restaurant Alison works at in Montauk, New York. The show is told from multiple perspectives and plays with the idea of unreliable narrators and the undependable use of memory. You never know who, if any one, is giving you the real story.
Watch on Showtime, Peacock, Amazon Prime (season one)
In “The Undoing”, Grace has to somehow process that this man she’s known for so long could be someone completely different than who she thought, someone who could do the unthinkable. “Defending Jacob” is like that, but instead of a wife coming questioning whether or not her husband could be a sociopath, it’s kind, attractive parents played by Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery considering the possibility that their son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell), could be guilty of committing the brutal murder of another teenage boy. The series begins to feel a little long, but Jacob’s trial is full of enough ambiguity that you might find yourself trying to decide if he really did it up until the very end.
Watch on Apple TV+