The Veil

The Veil

TV-MA

hulu

A very unstressful thriller involving secret agents and deception

6.0

TV Show

United Kingdom, United States of America
English, French
Crime, Drama
2024
Dali Benssalah, Elisabeth Moss, Josh Charles

TLDR

It's a sad thing to watch, but not quite as sad as the close contact fight scenes.

What it's about

A secret agent and a runaway with a secret go on a trip from Istanbul to Paris and London, while trying to find out who the other really is.

The take

This story sounds a lot less ice-cold on paper. What is the heart of the show? Is it trusting in conscience? Is it finding out who the other is? When the show gets settled, it contains an intriguing game of cat and mouse, of push and pull through double-crossing, and you don’t really know who to hatch your wagon to. Imogen (Elisabeth Moss) is polarizing and dodgy, Adilah (Yumna Marwan) has a warm manner of speech, and together their arresting dynamic creates a steady heartbeat. But for a miniseries, it sure takes its sweet time getting there, if it ever does.

What stands out

“I have a trash can in my memory. Most of my family are in there.”

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