I don’t recall watching a scripted show on Bravo before. I did watch a couple of episodes of Girls Guide, but quickly lost interest. We are only two episodes in to Imposters and I’m hooked.
Bravo is in the process of updating their brand. The focus of the update is less housewives, more…whatever comes next. What they want to be next, what they really, really want, is straight males. It is no secret that Bravo is a station that is very heavy on the older women and gay men viewership. Imposters is a show that you can watch with your straight husband. There are guns and everything in the second episode! Bravo needs to broaden their ad appeal. Oil of Olay, anti-depressents and weight loss drugs are all well and good. But Ford would be nice.
So the baby blue talk bubble is out and the more masculine lines and colors are in. I am loving the new direction. I’ve been trying long before this new Bravo, to find things you guys are into beyond the housewives. And frankly beyond Bravo. I feel like the last five years of my life have been advertising for them almost exclusively for free. But getting y’all off the Bravo teat and not replacing it with something else would be counter productive.
IMDB writes this as the show summary:
Con artist Maddie is as beautiful as she is dangerous. Over the years, she has left a trail of unwitting victims who become tormented upon realizing that they have been used and robbed of everything — including their hearts. Her latest assignment threatens to be derailed, though, when she meets Patrick, a potential love interest. Further complicating Maddie’s work are three former targets — Ezra, Richard and Jules — who realize they have been scammed by the same woman and team up to track her down. When the men choose to embark on the quest, they don’t realize that they must face their own truths and find new versions of themselves along the way.
– Written by Christopher Wilson
Perhaps Imposters can be your gateway drug to really good stuff on the telly. Perhaps we can start to repair our brain synapses and remember a life before watching grown women brawling in Louboutins was the core of our collective existence. Maybe. I am less than hopeful.
Imposters is not cinematic genius. It’s still Bravo. But it is a fun watch in a time where we all need a fun watch. The gist of the show is that there are three people who take on different roles each episode to set someone (or some bank) up to lose a lot of money.
InbarLavi, who plays the lead character, Maddie is in a cahoots with Max (Brian Benben), and Sally (Katherine LaNasa) to marry men and take their money and leave very shortly after the wedding. Maddie meets a hot guy named Patrick in a coffee shop that she actually likes. This is a problem for the other two and in episode three, Uma Thurman joins the cast to keep Maddie focused on her job. Parker Young discussed that here.
In the first two episodes, Ezra (Rob Heaps) and Richard (Parker Young) Erika Jayne’s latest obsession, discover that both of them have been duped by the same woman and team up to track her down. In the third, upcoming episode, the guys meet up with Jules (Marianne Rendón), who was also married to Maddie, or whatever her name really is.
Every week is if fun to see what roles Sally and Max play as they infiltrate the target to provide information to Maddie. Who will Maddie be next week? How will this keep happening without being redundant?
But the trailing group of former targets who are all broke because of her and trying to panhandle and scheme their way to their target is hilarious.
If you need fun and light, this is a great option. It’s not Shakespeare, but I don’t think we are up for that either. You need fun and light. You need to know that there is a new con every week. And the previous targets will be in hilarious pursuit each week in ever increasing numbers. Remember The Catch? That pretty abysmal show they put on ABC or wherever? Imposters is everything you hoped that show would be.