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THE HONORABLE WOMAN
July 31, 2014  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

Sundance, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in this new eight-part production, a co-production by Sundance and BBC-2, and she gives a performance unlike any of hers I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen some great ones, but nothing that prepared me for her multilayered, mysterious character in this drama: a British heiress who uses her money and political position, as well as her Israeli heritage, to try and broker a path for peace in the Middle East. But as topical and inspirational as that sounds, she’s surrounded by people with their own agendas – and even before the credits sequence begins, we’ve seen how deadly the stakes can be, and often are. This is an impressively involving and unpredictable drama, populated by characters who are hard to read and even harder to forget. For a full review, listen to today’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, or visit the Fresh Air Website later this afternoon.
 
 
 
 
 
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Susan
I will give this show a chance, but I have listened to the BBC on WHYY for a long time. I am expecting a biased anti-Israel drama. I hope I'm proven wrong.
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