UNDONE is a half-hour, genre-bending, animated dramedy that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma, a twenty-eight-year-old living in San Antonio, Texas. After getting into a car accident and nearly dying, Alma finds she has a new relationship to time. She develops this new ability in order to find out the truth about her father’s death.
Season 1 is an 8 episode series; each episode is approximately 22 minutes so, you can binge-watch in about 3 hours. Alma, the story’s protagonist, is allowed to leave her mundane life in exchange for a time-bending adventure courtesy of her dead father.
To prevent her father’s death, Alma must learn how to go backward in time to that fateful Halloween night when it occurred. The irony is that her journey begins via a car accident that leaves her in a coma for 2-weeks. Schizophrenia is the means to cross between realities. We experience Alma’s twists, turns, loops, and delusions. The underlying debate between science and spirituality becomes more prevalent in each episode.
I enjoyed watching this series and found some of the concepts about schizophrenia and time-traveling intriguing. You have to have an open mind when viewing. The animation element gave it a comic book feel, which was cool. Some of the moments in the subplot felt more like story-filler. I was left wondering whether Alma’s and her father succeeded, but I will have to find out if Amazon releases season 2.
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