Imposters: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

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Imposters meshes slapstick comedy, top-notch writing, unexpected twists, and a noteworthy lead performance, with satisfying -- and surprisingly ambitious -- results.



Critic Ratings: 13


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User Ratings: 336

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Air date: Feb 7, 2016

In the series premiere, newlyweds Ava (Maddie) and Ezra's blissful marriage shatters when he discovers his sweet wife has disappeared with all their money and enough sensitive information to destroy his family if he turns to the authorities for help. As a devastated Ezra reels and searches for answers, Maddie expertly prepares for her next con with her trusted cohorts, Max and Sally. When Richard shows up at Ezra's door in search of his perfect wife Alice, they realize they've been fooled by the same woman and join forces in the hope of finding her to seek revenge.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2017

Maddie is drawn to the enigmatic Patrick as she tries to hook her latest mark. Also, Ezra and Richard make a surprising discovery.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2017

A crucial clue surfaces about Maddie's whereabouts. Also, Maddie's interest in Patrick causes alarm for Max, Sally and their dangerous boss, the Doctor.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2017

Ezra, Richard and Jules visit Maddie's parents. Meanwhile, Sally makes a discovery with dangerous consequences, and Maddie inches closer to Patrick as Lenny Cohen (Uma Thurman) arrives to set things straight.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2017

Ezra, Richard and Jules close in on Maddie, and enjoy their con-artist lifestyle in the process. Meanwhile, Lenny Cohen (Uma Thurman) cleans up Sally's mess, and the Doctor gives Maddie a new assignment.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2017

Patrick throws a birthday bash for Maddie, complete with some surprising guests. Also, Max comes to the rescue, and Richard makes a startling discovery.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2017

An unanticipated trip home forces Ezra to contemplate his future. Meanwhile, romance and deception mark Maddie and Patrick's getaway, and Jules confronts her past.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2017

Life-altering information is given to Maddie. In addition, Maddie and Max hatch a plan to save their lives, but they're dependent on the bumblers' help, plus Maddie and Patrick discuss marriage.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2017

A wedding approaches as Maddie struggles to keep her plan on track. Meanwhile, Patrick tries to seal a deal with Ezra; Max teaches Richard the tricks of the trade; and Jules has a surprise encounter.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2017

The long-awaited showdown between con artists and the FBI unfolds as Patrick and Maddie say "I do" in the Season 1 finale.

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Maddie (Inbar Lavi) is a beautiful and dangerous con artist who specializes in seducing her victims, proceeding then to leave her victims penniless and heartbroken. However, Ezra (Rob Heaps), Richard (Parker Young) and Jules (Marianne Rendón)—all victims of Maddie—team up to trace her down. Meanwhile, Maddie herself gets involved with a possible love interest—Patrick (Stephen Bishop)—while scouting her next target, much to the chagrin of her enigmatic boss, The Doctor (Ray Proscia).

Cast & Crew

Inbar Lavi
Marianne Rendón
Parker Young
Stephen Bishop
Denise Dowse
Auntie Colleen
Aaron Douglas
Gary Heller
Mary Kay Place
Marsha Bloom
Uma Thurman
Lenny Cohen
Ray Proscia
The Doctor
Adam Korson
Josh Bloom
Brandyn Eddy
Agent Mark Anderson
Mel Harris
Margaret Jonson
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Critic Reviews for Imposters Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

Perhaps what surprised me the most was just how sharp the writing is. Especially once Uma Thurman shows up in a reoccurring role, even an overanalyzing television cynic like me couldn't help but just enjoy the ride.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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it does manage to do 'cheesy' in a passably clever way.

Feb 7, 2017 | Full Review…

What at first glance looks a rather slight confection about a pretty conwoman ripping off rich male saps quickly becomes a lot more interesting -- not to mention surprisingly dark and funny.

Mar 26, 2018 | Full Review…

An amoral, streetwise anti-heroine who is very complicated. Do you root for her or for the guys she's fleeced? That's an intriguing question and it's what propels this captivating new black comedy/drama series.

Feb 7, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a shaggy, ridiculous, tonally inconsistent show... But it owns its own nuttiness, which allows the audience to adjust its expectations accordingly - and makes for a fun, unexpected journey.

Feb 6, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There are occasional laughs and bits and pieces of the concept that I like, but really the best reason to watch Imposters will be for Inbar Lavi and possibly just to get excited for what she'll do next.

Feb 7, 2017 | Full Review…

While you could chalk some of those tropes to being a side effect of the show's overall premise, the presentation of Maddie's sexuality leaves a lot to be desired.

Apr 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Imposters developed a small, but impassioned cult following for good reason.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Imposters is an ambitious neo-noir black comedy, centered around a con artist and her victims. It's an enjoyable watch, but suffers from inconsistent tone.

Feb 6, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A con artist caper with a perfect mix of dark comedy, emotional stakes, colorful characters and "OMG!" twists

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Fun, soapy con artist tale combines comedy and tragedy.

Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you like dark comedies with a dash of slapstick and a lot of satisfying twists and turns, tune in. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where this is going.

Feb 7, 2017 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Imposters: Season 1

  • Jun 23, 2020
    Great show but there would be changes I would make to it. I would take Ezra's "girlfriend" (Don't know her name) out just to make him suffer more I guess. Plus she doesn't really participate in Ezra's love life unless if you count the time where she pretended to be Ava. There's a lot going on in the show, which isn't bad, but after a while it gets hard to remember what happened. Tbh, I was actually surprised how much I liked this show, due to the fact that I knew it had been cancelled in the end. 4/5.
  • Apr 12, 2020
    I was going to end my Netflix, but I always find some great stuff: Russian Doll, Queen of the South, Molly's Game (huge Chastaine fan), and now "Imposters." It was slow to pull me in, perhaps two episodes. I really enjoy it.
  • Mar 25, 2020
    Exciting, heart-warming, funny, fun yet deep characters, fantastic plot. Totally bingeworthy! We need Season 3!
  • Nov 24, 2019
    Unattractrive protagonists, either hapless and idoitic or outright repulsive, implausible plot and details - I hated the thing. Stopped after Episode 2.
  • Aug 25, 2019
    The perfect show -- not too comedic but not too serious, and meaningful but not overly deep nor overly ditzy. The kind of show I am proud to vouch for and show to my friends. The kind that is addictive to watch, starting 10 minutes into the first episode. A show that is great for all ages (well, 15-80!). The show also makes great strides in terms of sexuality (ie showing spectrums, depths /love, etc, and not just sex and drama). Fantastic actors. Fantastic plot, lively and unpredictable. ** This is my favorite TV show of all time ** (and I watch more TV than anyone I know, so I have a lot to compare to.) I am very sad that I only discovered this show AFTER it had been officially cancelled. I have turned over 50 people onto this show since I discovered it... I hope that with more recognition it can be revived for a 3rd season.
  • Aug 07, 2019
    Too many plot holes, unrealistic scenarios. But still entertaining.
  • Jul 20, 2019
    This show sucks. The creative team seem to know nothing about cons or con artists. They also appear to have a shallow view of romance, heartbreak and morality. The writing team writes like young people who know nothing about life. The worst thing is there is no edge here. They want a light "Breaking Bad" but don't understand the complex relationship between drama. comedy and the dangerous lives these people are leading. This is silly play land that is neither funny, dramatic or suspenseful
  • Jul 15, 2019
    I actually clicked on this series somewhat accidentally. I couldn't decide if the lead actress was Vanessa Hudgens (she isn't) and by the time I figured it out, I was pulled all the way in. Very few television series surprise me. Imposters took me through so many twists and turns, each more interesting and captivating than the last. Every actor in the ensemble is so well written and deeply drawn that I had trouble figuring out who were the leads. They develop throughout, with each going through a wide range of layers, emotions and states of mind. I love this show. It's so nice to be surprised once in a while.
  • Jun 29, 2019
    Love it!!!! Disappointed that there is only two seasons. :(
  • Jun 19, 2019
    OMG what fun it is to watch Imposters!!!

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