If you are not watching Imposters on Bravo, you are missing the best show on Bravo. The basic premise is that a con artist named Maddie (Inbar Lavi), uses her feminine wiles to trap men and women into marrying her. At which point she empties out their bank accounts and leaves them in her wake. She then quickly moves on to her new target who is presumably being selected by “The Doctor” who runs the whole show. While Maddie does most of the work, her two accomplices Max (Brian Benben) and Sally (Katherine Lanasa ) seem to both be above her paygrade. These three move from city to city adopting different roles in an effort to entrap their mark.
There is another trio, Ezra (Rob Heaps), Richard (Parker Young) and Jules (Marianne Rendon) who were all married to Maddie very briefly. Maddie had a different name with each spouse and an entirely different personality. In the first episode we saw Erza’s life ruined, episode two filled us in on Richard’s con, and episode three we meet Jules, a now angry lesbian who was married to Maddie before both of the guys met her. Eventually these three reluctantly team up to track her down.
The show is part dark comedy, part mystery. The trio of victims is pretty damn funny as they attempt to learn a few basic cons themselves in order to fund their search for Maddie. I’m not really sure why they are searching for her. I mean what is their plan if they find her? But the angry lesbian and the two male stooges get up to all manner of hilarious situations. Richard even takes time out in episode four to bang a waitress in the coat closet when they stop for a bite to eat. All the while they struggle with their Con Code on who it is acceptable to con out of money along the way.
Maddie has moved on to Seattle where she has a new mark in banker Gary Keller. This situation is trying out to be a bit problematic. It doesn’t help that Maddie met a hot guy named Patrick in a coffee shop and is trying to do a bit of normal dating on the side. This causes The Doctor to send a frightening character, Lenny Cohen (Uma Thurman) to let Maddie know she needs to finish off this mark and do her job. Or else. Lenny explains this to Maddie while wielding a butcher knife.
To make matters worse Sally, whose Seattle cover is to work as a maid inside Gary Keller’s house, has been outed by Gary. He outright asks her if she works for The Doctor. This is the first time a mark has known about The Doctor. This makes me wonder if all four marks have some sort of connection beyond simply being fools with money.
I won’t spoil you on the end of episode four. I’ll just say things take a very dark and scary turn.
Are you watching this with me? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?