The new Scenes from a Marriage series on HBO has lived up to its predecessor so far in terms of emotion, as we’re only two episodes into the drama and I’ve already cried multiple times! The show stars the fabulous Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, who are doing a great job showing the complexities of a romantic relationship and navigating the ups and downs of a marriage.
Scenes from a Marriage is an American remake of the Swedish miniseries of the same name by Ingmar Bergman, which was released back in 1979. The 2021 version is written and directed by Hagai Levi (The Affair, In Treatment), and premiered on Sept. 12.
Spoilers ahead for episodes 1 and 2 of Scenes from a Marriage.
The premiere episode introduced viewers to the married couple Mira (Chastain) and Jonathan (Isaac). They seem to be happy at the start as they navigate society’s gender roles and raise their daughter Ava. Unfortunately, things change between the parents when Mira gets pregnant and they decide to have an abortion. It’s evident Jonathan is regretful about the decision, however Mira really did not want to have another child.
Needless to say, this is an incredibly difficult thing for anyone to go through. The second episode of Scenes from a Marriage shows how not talking about the abortion deeply affects the pair, and sadly it’s revealed that Mira fell in love with someone else.
The writing on Scenes from a Marriage is so raw and compelling, while Chastain and Isaac’s performances are phenomenal. If you’re looking for a gripping drama, you definitely should check this show out.
Is Scenes from a Marriage on tonight?
The next episode of Scenes from a Marriage does debut tonight, Sept. 26. Below you’ll find all the information you need to tune in!
Get the tissues ready for this one!