Cheat: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Claustrophobic and compelling, Cheat's well-matched leading ladies energize a suspenseful script to create a compulsively watchable game of cat and mouse.



Critic Ratings: 16

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0



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The series opens with two women in a prison visiting room - Leah and Rose, seemingly blaming each other for their circumstances. Over the course of the series we will find out who is visiting who and the reason that one of them is in prison.

Critic Reviews for Cheat Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

These two strong leads propped up a creaky story, elevating it from hokum to intriguingly compelling.

Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I would have to watch it again to see if it made sense, but my strong hunch is that it didn't, quite.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

I enjoyed 90 per cent of it, it cheered up a grim week and honestly? If there were a second series, I'd watch it.

Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Every exchange between them, thereafter, torques the relationship and gives Windsor a chance to rise, in pitch-perfect increments, to the occasion of creating a chilling character of utterly believably threatening proportions.

Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It nicely subverted expectations by not being all about adultery, though there was some of that, instead concerning itself in the main with honour and honesty and all that ethical motherhood and apple pie stuff.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Even for an ITV miniseries, Cheat was a tad overblown (put it this way: Rose made Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction look reasonable), but there was an omnipresent sense of menace, and great acting, particularly from Kelly and Windsor.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

A passable iteration of the sort of pulpy drama about middle-class domesticity gone wrong...

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Goodman-Hill is nicely cast as Adam, turning in an unlovable portrait of a weak, feckless husband too lazy to understand what his wife's getting agitated about.

Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whereas its other current offering - BBC1's Baptiste - is still meandering around and getting nowhere slow after four episodes, Cheat got stuck in straight away.

Jun 11, 2019 | Full Review…

I wanted to throw a shoe at the television and scream, 'That. Would. Not. Happen!' It was marvellously played by Katherine Kelly and Molly Windsor...this is no reflection on them, yet I only kept going back for more to see just how silly this would get.

Mar 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

But which was the prisoner and which the visitor? That's a strong dramatic concept. There's no need to overdo it by killing poor old Betsey.

Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cheat's cleverest, well, cheat, is having its two protagonists facing off in what looks like a prison visiting room.

Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cheat: Season 1

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