Season review: Chloé is an intriguing and exciting series on the web of lies built around social networks

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Watch the anti-heroine of Alice Seabrightthe exciting series ChloeBecky Green (Erin Dohertyan absolute star turn), as she scrolls through the titular Chloe’s social media lifestyle (Gilbert Poppy), a flamboyant-haired woman with a seemingly enviable and lavish existence, the loneliness and self-loathing are palpable.

It’s a feeling we’ve probably all felt, noting the seemingly pristine state of the beautifully fitted of those on the other side of our devices and wondering what it must be like to live so impeccably. Becky, however, goes beyond mere visual admiration, morphing into Chloe’s inner circle; a situation much easier to maneuver when she learns of Chloe’s sudden passing.

Given that we see at the start of the show’s 6 episodes how easy it is for Becky to infiltrate the environment – hearing her boss mention the opening of an art gallery, she knows that leaving falling for the right name while wearing a fancy coat will get her in – we’re happy to accompany her on her tense journeys as she hopes to find out what happened to the obviously troubled Chloe.

As “Sasha”, an art dealer with a stylish wardrobe and a fake backstory involving the Japanese art scene, she first convinces Chloe’s best friend Livia (Pippa Bennet Warner), which likes to geolocate its expensive yoga classes, facilitates chance encounters. Livia is suitably warm to the charming and, for her, intriguing Sasha, cheerfully inviting her into the well-connected circle in which she travels. It would be great for the usually modest Becky if she hadn’t played make-believe event and tricked Josh (Brandon Michael Hall), a contact of Livia whose eye on Becky is now even more fixed.

A series that lives and dies by both its central mystery and its performance, Chloe manages to overcome its situational convenience thanks to Doherty’s total commitment. As we as the audience become emotionally invested in Chloe’s plight – and why Becky felt the need to investigate is gradually teased to reveal a much bigger and darker picture – it’s the occasional dry humor and the unbearable tension created by the Becky-as-Sasha network. lies that hook us immediately.

Despite her bad behavior, we also feel for Becky, somehow earning our sympathy even as she compulsively lies and weaves a twisted web that she has only to blame for getting entangled, a trait constructed entirely by the stunning Doherty who navigates this complex series with a cunning as formidable as it is frightening.

FOUR STARS (OUT OF FIVE)

Chloethe six-part limited series, is now streaming on Prime Video in Australia.

Pierre Gray

Film critic with a fondness for Dwayne Johnson, Jason Momoa, Michelle Pfeiffer and horror films, harboring a desire to be a face of entertainment news.

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