Anatomy of a Scandal: Season 1

Anatomy of a Scandal: Season 1

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Anthology series, a psychological thriller and courtroom drama, following the personal and political scandals of Britain’s elite. This season stars Sienna Miller (American Sniper) and Naomi Scott (Aladdin) alongside Emmy-nominees Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Rupert Friend (Pride & Prejudice). More

"James and Sophie Whitehouse live in a blissful and rarified world. A Minister in Parliament, a loving family at home, James' trajectory appears without limits. Until a scandalous secret suddenly comes to light. Barrister Kate Woodcroft has a trajectory of her own, and her prosecution threatens to tear into Westminster, the Whitehouse marriage, and her own personal esteem." (Official synopsis)

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2022Rating: TV-MAUSADavid E. Kelley Productions, 3dot Productions, Made Up Stories, Endeavor Content, Anonymous Content
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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

James scrambles to mitigate the scandal's impact, while a devastated... More but determined Sophie remembers happier moments and Kate debates her next move.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

Sophie feels the fallout from the accusations swirling around James,... More who rallies a longtime friend for support. Kate prepares for her first witness.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Kate questions Olivia about what happened in the elevator as... More Sophie reels from new information about James and pressure mounts on the prime minister.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

Needing time to think, Sophie takes the kids to the... More countryside. Kate's off her game in court. Memories surface of James' long-ago encounter with Holly.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

Ahead of a critical day in court, Kate confides in... More a friend as Sophie pieces together the night she attended a university party with James and Holly.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Sophie's suspicions crystallize after James discloses more details of that... More fateful night at Oxford. An apprehensive Kate awaits the verdict.

Anatomy of a Scandal: Season 1 | Reviews

60%47 reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

I wish I knew why (S.J. Clarkson) chose canted angles as a substitute for storytelling.

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Stuff

Stuff

The tension remains taut as the twists come thick and fast (and) it doesn’t take long for Anatomy to have you hooked.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Most of the acting is done with the nostrils.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The final viewing experience is infuriating, frustrating, and ultimately unfulfilling.

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Independent

Independent

The biggest problem with Anatomy of a Scandal is its own slipperiness.... most of the time it exists in the listless space between any clear genre – or sense of identity.

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Paste

Paste

Despite the genuinely good cast, the easily bingeable formula, and enough breadcrumbs laid out to make it seem like it’s going somewhere interesting, the show ultimately just… exists.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Incisive, enraging and boasting an excellent ensemble, this timely drama may be made for binge-viewing but it offers plenty of food for thought.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

None of these characters speak like human beings

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Struggles to thread the needle between [its] two impulses, resulting in a show that’s unsatisfying as either a lurid thriller or a serious drama.

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Variety

Variety

The show is so addicted to chaos that it squanders its chance to say anything substantive.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

There is, the wandering plot notwithstanding, plenty of reason to relish the antic tone.

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Anatomy of a Scandal: Season 1 | Release Details

Anatomy of a Scandal: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.