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Deception: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Despite its strong cast, Deception is a soapy melodrama with an overabundance of absurd, formulaic writing.


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Detective Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good) finds herself back inside the world complicated and ridiculously wealthy Bowers family when her estranged friend, socialite Vivian Bowers (Bree Williamson) is found dead of an apparent drug overdose. As the season progresses, Joanna becomes convinced that foul play was, indeed, a factor in Vivian's death, and sets off in search of the truth. "Deception" originally aired on NBC and was not renewed for a second season.


Meagan Good
as Joanna Locasto, Joanna Padget Locasto
Victor Garber
as Robert Bowers
Laz Alonso
as Will Moreno
Wes Brown
as Julian Bowers
Tate Donovan
as Edward Bowers
Katherine LaNasa
as Sofia Bowers, Sophia Bowers
Ella Rae Peck
as Mia Bowers
Marin Hinkle
as Samantha Bowers
John Larroquette
as Dwight Haverstock, Senator Haverstock
Bree Williamson
as Vivian Bowers
S. Epatha Merkerson
as Beverly Padget
David A. Gregory
as Kyle Farrell
Christopher Denham
as Remy Colville
Paloma Guzman
as Audrey Cruz
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Critic Reviews for Deception: Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (16)

It's not nearly compelling enough to merit a prolonged string-along.

January 7, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Since we're evidently supposed to take it seriously, the creators should have tried a little harder to come up with a plausible premise and to clean up the plot holes.

January 7, 2013 | Full Review…

I found Deception appealing enough that I watched all four episodes provided for preview, and that's an endorsement in itself.

January 7, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The acting is solid and the writing mixes some unexpected nuances into the melodrama.

January 7, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Been here/seen this -- a lot -- but familiarity could work in favor of Deception.

January 7, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Deception is not as seductive as Revenge and contains even more clunky acting and just as much melodramatic music.

January 7, 2013 | Full Review…

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