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      Limited Series – Expats

      2024 Drama TRAILER for Expats: Limited Series Trailer List
      84% 55 Reviews Tomatometer 50% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Set against the complex tapestry of Hong Kong residents, Expats depicts a multifaceted group of women after a single encounter sets off a chain of life-altering events that leaves everyone navigating the intricate balance between blame and accountability. Read More Read Less

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      Expats — Limited Series

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      Expats — Limited Series

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      Critics Consensus

      By turns emotionally devastating and icy, Expats is a challenging drama made riveting by an ace cast and creator Lulu Wang's deft direction.

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      Gareth J Explores some challenging topics and is well acted but drags its feet and lacks punch. Slow going and uneventful. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Audience Member Extremely well-made and incredible directing! I love the way the storylines tied together. Nicole Kidman delivers her best performance yet. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/09/24 Full Review Ally Moore J Sadly a waste of time. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/08/24 Full Review Jamie A I found this fascinating. The setting of Hong Kong gave an insight into this culture. Nicole Kidman played an interesting role. She was wonderful as a struggling mother, overwrought by a vanishing son. A Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/08/24 Full Review doog l Aside from some of the scenes highlighting class issues, which unfortunately miss the mark and end up feeling forced in there, and not going as deep as they could have. It's sort of points in the general direction of the issues, and then shrugs and returns to the main character. Overall, the series was a slog. A few interesting moments, but not enough that I would ever recommend it to a friend. The writing is not good at all. Characters give unconvincing monologues that drone on, with overall wooden delivery, so consistant, that I began to wonder if it was deliberate. It didn't feel like the majority of the cast was very invested in it and it plods along in a really uneven way. Unfortunately Kidman is becoming less and less convincing as a human being in recent roles. There's a strong uncanny valley vibe going on, and the surgeries seem to have effected her speech as well. The whole performance was just off, and made it extremely difficult to suspend disbelief because I was so fixated on whatever was up with her lips every time she was on screen. The writing, the music, the performances, all fall in the one to two star range. Not much here, and the fact that it's gotten good reviews is seriously baffling to me. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/08/24 Full Review John C Cringe, I can only assume the "Critics" that gave it 5 stars are bought and paid for. I do like the spotlight on how the privileged class treats/mistreats the plebs that raise their children and serve them drinks on their yaghts. I loved Nichole in many movies but she seems a little too old for this part as a mother of a 5 year old. I mean she has to be maybe 60s so having a 5 year old is a little strange, who starts a family in their 50's ? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/06/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Episode 1 Aired Jan 26, 2024 The Peak Three expat women living in Hong Kong cross paths at a birthday party where it becomes evident they share a mysterious connection from their past. Details Episode 2 Aired Jan 26, 2024 Mongkok Margaret and Mercy meet at an extravagant yacht party forging an unlikely connection; Hilary wrestles with whether she wants to start a family. Details Episode 3 Aired Feb 2, 2024 Mid-Levels Margaret becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind her son's disappearance; Hilary tries to keep up appearances; Mercy is caught up in an intense affair. Details Episode 4 Aired Feb 9, 2024 Mainland A potential revelation in Gus's case sends Margaret and Clarke to the Mainland; Hilary's mother visits from Los Angeles. Details Episode 5 Aired Feb 16, 2024 Central A massive typhoon descends upon Hong Kong; the 2014 political movement reaches a point of no return. Details Episode 6 Aired Feb 23, 2024 Margaret and her family prepare to return to the United States; Hilary travels home to Los Angeles; Mercy's mother visits her in Hong Kong. Details

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      Saloni Gajjar AV Club Expats has a keen understanding of womanhood, with the type of brutal authenticity that only comes from having women in front of and behind the camera. Helmed by The Farewell’s Lulu Wang, the all-female writers’ room doles out an affecting hit. Rated: A- Feb 15, 2024 Full Review Eryk Bagshaw The Age (Australia) Perhaps Expats is such uncomfortable viewing because the privilege is all too real. Rated: 3/5 Feb 2, 2024 Full Review Clint Worthington RogerEbert.com As good as Kidman is ... “Expats” greatest surprises come with [Suraya] Blue’s acerbic, cynical turn as Hilary—a complicated, confrontational woman bristling against the familial expectations of Indian culture—and Yoo’s free-spirited, flighty Mercy. Jan 31, 2024 Full Review Sarah Ward Concrete Playground In this tale of three Americans adrift with their sorrows, where and the reality that surrounds them is equally as important as how and why. Mar 3, 2024 Full Review David Tusing The National (UAE) Expats is dark. But it is a show that's centred on grief. It is also a nuanced study of choices and regrets. Rated: 4/5 Feb 29, 2024 Full Review Robert W. Butler Butler's Cinema Scene The arrogance of Western culture gets toasted and roasted in Expats, a six-part miniseries about rich foreigners living lives of miserable affluence in modern-day Hong Kong. Feb 22, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

      Season Info

      Director
      Lulu Wang
      Executive Producer
      Alice Bell, Nicole Kidman, Daniele Tate Melia, Theresa Park, Per Saari, Stan Wlodkowski
      Network
      Prime Video
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Jan 26, 2024