Television is a better place when Hugh Laurie’s around. Mind you, that’s never really been up for debate with House, Veep, Blackadder and so much more on the Golden Globe decorated actor’s sparkling résumé. Our latest small screen blessing? A Hitchcock-esque psychological thriller that’s designed to a do a number on our nerves in the best possible way.
Laurie steps into the role of a San Francisco forensic neuropsychiatrist in a noir-kissed world in Hulu’s freshly crafted new offering Chance. Based on the book of the same name, Laurie’s Eldon Chance is pulled into the world of new patient Jaclyn Blackstone (Gretchen Mol) and finds himself treading deeper into a world of violence, paranoia and police corruption. As the series begins, it becomes increasingly apparent that Chance will not exit this story the same man that he entered it. Getting acquainted with a city’s seamy underbelly will do that to a guy navigating a divorce.
As you can see from our video breakdown, Chance is a drama that places a premium on the details, no matter how minute, grisly or potentially unreliable they seem. It’s a mystery built to unravel with characters appearing on the verge of doing the same. Chance offers up new episodes on Hulu on Wednesday nights and has real estate in your brain for the entire week.