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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 25, 2018
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  • Summary: The first season of the anthology series created by Alexandra Cunningham and based on Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard true crime podcast focuses on Newport Beach interior designer and single mother Debra Newell (Connie Britton) who falls for a con man posing as a doctor namedThe first season of the anthology series created by Alexandra Cunningham and based on Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard true crime podcast focuses on Newport Beach interior designer and single mother Debra Newell (Connie Britton) who falls for a con man posing as a doctor named John Meehan (Eric Bana). Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Nov 12, 2018
    91
    A dazzling matchup of pulp and prestige. ... Britton is perfectly cast as Debra. ... As Meehan, the actor [Eric Bana] pivots from charming to chilling and back with astonishing ease. [16 Nov 2018, p.45]
  2. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Nov 14, 2018
    50
    There are so many opportunities to flesh out both John’s story and the complicated and tragic Newell family history, and so far, the show eschews them in order to keep plugging away at the story as once written.
  3. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    Nov 14, 2018
    25
    There’s not a lot of nuance to be found here, with any trace of psychological depth replaced by cheesy love montages and paint-by-numbers confrontations. We’re given no sense of why Debra is making these terrible decisions... over and over and over again.