This Close: Miniseries (2018)


This Close

Critics Consensus

This Close finds a platonic ideal in its understated drama and intuitive sense of character, culminating in a powerful evocation of nurturing friendship.



Critic Ratings: 16

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Feb 14, 2018
Air date: Feb 14, 2018
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Air date: Mar 14, 2018

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Critic Reviews for This Close Miniseries

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

But Stern and Feldman are more than enough reason to watch; they deserve to be in many more series and movies to come, but not before this series makes them heard.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's an unconventional love story that needs another season to figure out what it really wants to be, and how best to get there. At least the most important elements -- or both of them, anyway -- are in place.

Feb 12, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Intimate, graphic and immediately engaging.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Even when the story sags here and there, This Close is a reminder of the creative value of more inclusive storytelling:

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

A miscommunicated series about the myriad ways we can miscommunicate, This Close is farther from the mark it tries to hit than its title implies.

Jan 3, 2019 | Rating: 4.1/10 | Full Review…

... the visuals and acting are so good, that it's worth watching just for that.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a frank and refreshing depiction of friendship, disability, and the different ways we can be intimate with other human beings. It's also entertaining as all hell.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

This Close is groundbreaking, necessary, and the fact that it is a genuinely great series - down to its writing, performances, and subject matter - only proves that a platform for this kind of storytelling is long overdue.

Feb 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Directed by Andrew Ahn, the six 30-minute episodes are handsomely fashioned.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

As Kate, [Shoshannah Stern] shifts ably from apologetic to fiery to vulnerable.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

This Close is a raw and insightful portrait of two deaf best friends, but it's also messy, a little cliche, and ends with a questionable cliffhanger.

Feb 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's refreshing to watch a show that doesn't rely on verbal dialogue; so much of This Close is Kate and Michael signing to each other, swiftly summing up emotions and grievances and jokes with a gesture or look.

Feb 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for This Close: Miniseries

  • Oct 06, 2018
    Just discovered this show. LOVE IT
  • May 11, 2018
    One of the best shows I ever watched in a while. The angle is so refreshing.
  • Apr 13, 2018
    I absolutely love this series! My husband is deaf and i am studying to become an asl interpreter. this show, having real deaf actors playing deaf characters, really hits the nail on the head when it comes to deaf experiences and discrimination. it's very funny and realistic.
  • Feb 23, 2018
    The first2 episodes were great something different

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