I cannot procrastinate any longer blogging today except to tell you that you must watch “The Honourable Woman.” Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Nessa Stein, an Israeli businesswoman working towards peace with the Palestinians. Not only is Gyllenhaal amazing in the role, she is not a Minority Feisty.
Other great, complex, and well acted female characters in this series include Janet McTeer as Dame Julia Walsh, the head of MI6, the British intelligence agency.
Genevieve O’Reilly as Francis Persig, adviser to Nessa Stein:
Eve Best as Monica Chatwin, a British Foreign Office tactician working in Washington, D.C
Lubna Azabal as Atika Halibi, the Palestinian nanny to Nessa’s nieces.
The filming is beautiful. Each shot is framed like a painting, so stylized it reminds me of Wes Anderson’s work.
One of my favorite lines by Dame Julia Walsh, the head of MI6, the British intelligence agency: “In a room full of pussies, I’m the only one with a vagina.”
The only downside is after watching this show, you realize nothing else on TV is nearly as good.
Reel Girl rates “The Honourable Woman” ***HHH***