TV Series Review: Imposters (2017): While everyone is busy watching hard-hitting American TV Masterpieces like GOT,The Walking Dead,Stranger Things etc..there are other kind of shows which never tries to be a masterpiece but guarantees hell of a fun.This year all the American series I watched are either adventure or thriller but Imposters is dark crime comedy which started slow but with each episode gained the momentum and by the end,it became one of the most entertaining series in recent times.
Plot: Maddie (Prison Break's Inbar Lavi) is an alluring, chameleon-like con artist who seduces men and women into falling in love with her, after which she marries them and then leaves them penniless. As Maddie moves on to her next target, three of her duped exes — good-hearted jock Richard (Suburgatory's Parker Young), hopeless romantic Ezra (Home Fires' Rob Heaps) and neurotic artist Jules (Marianne Rendón) — team up to track down their "wife." Along the way, they pick up "the art of the con" to make some cash
and discover Maddie's operation is much bigger than it appears. Meanwhile, the beautiful grifter starts to develop feelings for wealthy charmer Patrick (Being Mary Jane's Stephen Bishop), but can she have a real relationship? Our lips are sealed! My Review: Imposters plot is very simple which strongly resembles 2015 Indian movie Dolly ki Doli.I started this series with zero expectations and episode 1 failed to create any interest in me except for seductive Inbar Levi.So I continued watching other episodes only for Inbar Levi and surprisingly,the seris got better and better with each episode and all the other characters gets familiar to us.
Imposters provides just an amoral, streetwise anti-heroine who is very complicated. Do you root for her or for the guys she's fleeced?First, I wasn't sure who to root for, nor was I sure who the show wanted us to root for — and that's not the same thing as not finding anybody likable, because nobody's especially distasteful. I just think a show like this has to make viewers clamor for some result. Are we hoping Ezra and his team of jilted exes, including Parker Young, catches up with Maddie? Are we hoping they catch up with Maddie because we think there's a chance for love to rebloom or because we want them to get revenge? What level of revenge would be proportionate or satisfying? Dunno. Or are we supposed to be rooting for Maddie in her new potential conquest, figuring that she's smarter than these dopey dupes and therefore deserves all their money?See! We root for every character in this series and its not a surprise when we root for con woman too.
The show made an extremely fortunate find in lead Inbar Lavi. She manages to hang onto her Maddie persona just under the surface of all of the guises she dons, chameleon-like. Even though she's doing terrible things to people, she seems to at least make them happy for a while, or, in the case of Heller, they appear to deserve it.She gave a breakthrough performance that will open doors for greater stardom, if only people in TV power check her out.Rob Heaps,Park Young and Rendon make a great team and the most entertaining part of the series.Uma Thurman's surprise entry shocked me and she is once again rocked in the kick-ass role.
SO,Imposters is one of the most entertaining series in recent times with stellar chemistry among the characters,full of twists and seductive Inbar levi.
My Rating 7.75/10