Netflix Review: Imposter

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Chanelle Camero, Community Editor

     The TV series, “Imposters” is a binge-worthy show filled with comedy and a gripping plot that delicately unfolds, leaving you at the edge of your seat after every episode. It follows a beautiful con-artist who attracts her target and gets them to fall in love with her. Inevitably, she steals all of their money and completely disappears from their life, changing her identity every time so her past lovers will never see her again. 

 

     Summary (spoilers below)

     It isn’t until after she (Maddie) leaves Ezra Bloom (her most recent victim) where Ezra is found by Maddie’s past lover, Richard who was searching for his wife who disappeared. The two realize that they married the same woman and set off in search for her. In their search, they stumble across another one of Maddie’s past lovers, Jules Langmore. The three band together, even picking up on their own con-artist tricks to find the woman who stole their money and their hearts. 

     The show switches back and forth perspectives of the trio and Maddie who works for a bigger organization that cons people all over the world. While the three are slowly making their way towards her, Maddie is already closing in on her next target. However, she gets herself caught up in her own little personal fling with Patrick, an undercover FBI agent. 

     What I liked most about the show was how it left its audience wanting more at the end of each episode. The plot unfolds in a way where the audience has to find out what happens next. In every episode, there’s a new twist and turn in its storyline making the series even more interesting and exciting. Whether it’s a new character, a new betrayal, or a new problem introduced, it without a doubt captures the attention of their audience. 

     I’ve always found it interesting when TV shows or movies can twist it where crimes and immoral actions become “cool” and the main objective because of the protagonists. “Imposters” is able to do this by giving negatively connotated actions a positive premise. This is done by viewing these actions as accomplishments as both the trio and Maddie pull off con stunts. 

     I liked how each of the four main characters all have their own spotlight. Throughout the series, it equally details their personalities, stories, and their pasts. It shows an adequate amount of glimpses of times where they were together with Maddie — enough to give good context surrounding their characters. The audience gets to see their character development and how the three of them become better at conning others. 

     The second season continues their adventure in search for an expensive ring the FBI used as a prop for Maddie. It eventually leads to Maddie and the trio teaming up with each other to ultimately put an end to “The Doctor,” the leader of the con organization. 

     Comparing the first and second season side to side, I found the first season more interesting simply because of its constant plot twists. The second season was off to a slow start but the few episodes leading up to the finale made it all the worthwhile. What I also enjoyed was how it delved more into Maddie’s past and how she got caught up in this life. While I enjoyed the first season more than the second, it was still thrilling to watch the two unlikely sides join together to overcome the greater evil. 

     Considering I’ve rewatched this series at least three times, I would rank “Imposters” a 5/5 for its character depth, overall comedy and engrossing storyline.