The Honorable Woman : Season 1

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 88
  2. Negative: 6 out of 88

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  1. Sep 15, 2014
    0
    Boring. That's the best word to describe this show. There's not much going on except a personal secret s involving the two main characters who are siblings. If you want to watch a show about cheating, affairs, lies, and illegitimate children that moves at a snails pace, here's your show. I made it through 6 hour long episodes of which there were probably 20 minutes worth of watchableBoring. That's the best word to describe this show. There's not much going on except a personal secret s involving the two main characters who are siblings. If you want to watch a show about cheating, affairs, lies, and illegitimate children that moves at a snails pace, here's your show. I made it through 6 hour long episodes of which there were probably 20 minutes worth of watchable material in total. Won't be surprised to see it cancelled. Expand
  2. Aug 15, 2014
    2
    Maggie, as always, is lovely. And one of the world's best, Stephen Rea, seems well cast.

    It seems to have everything, except: 1. Lighting for the scenes, and 2. A frikkin' PLOT It works out to be leCarre on Seconal I was TIVO-ing it to avoid Sundance's horrid intrusions.....but find it best suited as an insomnia cure. Trendy....you bet. Artsy....I guess.
    Maggie, as always, is lovely. And one of the world's best, Stephen Rea, seems well cast.

    It seems to have everything, except:

    1. Lighting for the scenes, and

    2. A frikkin' PLOT

    It works out to be leCarre on Seconal

    I was TIVO-ing it to avoid Sundance's horrid intrusions.....but find it best suited as an insomnia cure.

    Trendy....you bet. Artsy....I guess. Pretentious....abso-foookin'- lootely.

    But watchable.....nah........
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  3. Feb 20, 2015
    1
    This is extreme pro-Israel propaganda, totally disconnected from the reality that the Israel is the perpetrator of an illegal, incredibly one-sided, murderous occupation in Palestine. It begins with the murder of the protagonist's father (a heroic "son of Israel") in front of his children. The callous, cold, clearly monsterous Palestinian murder then drops his weapon and raises his handThis is extreme pro-Israel propaganda, totally disconnected from the reality that the Israel is the perpetrator of an illegal, incredibly one-sided, murderous occupation in Palestine. It begins with the murder of the protagonist's father (a heroic "son of Israel") in front of his children. The callous, cold, clearly monsterous Palestinian murder then drops his weapon and raises his hand but is then shot anyway (never mind that he was no longer a threat).

    The pilot is filled with endless scenes mourning the loss of the murdered father while the now adult protagonist is revealed to be an idealist philanthropist who is constantly under threat from evil Palestinian terrorists just for being Israeli. Palestinians are depicted as ruthless thugs or at best stupid.

    The plot revolves around the heroic protagonist trying to bring peace by giving Internet access to the simple minded Palestinians. There's no mention of Palestinian telecoms, power and other utilities being routinely cut off by Israel, nor any reference to the fact that Israel has a policy of keeping all Palestinians on a diet (food is limited to ensure there is just enough to keep people alive but hungry). (If you don't believe this is the reality, just do a bit of research).

    The videography is adequate though tired. The lead performance is ok and the Palestinian thugs are laughable. The pace is very slow indeed. It's as if the director has grand delusions of making a modern-day Tinker, Tailor, but this is nothing of the sort - it's just dull.

    All in all the only reason to drag yourself through this familiar drivel is if you need to reaffirm your belief in the superiority of the west over the Palestinian dogs. A kind of Homeland for pretentious people.
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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Aug 1, 2014
    83
    The Honorable Woman is really a thriller and, at its best, it's on a level with something like "Homeland" at its best.
  2. 80
    All in all, this is an impressive piece of work, absorbing provided that you're willing to meet it on its own storytelling terms.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 31, 2014
    80
    A smart, deliberately paced, closed-ended miniseries.