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: 351

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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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Tv Season Info

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).

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Critic Reviews for Imposters Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

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…

it does manage to do 'cheesy' in a passably clever way.

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…

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…

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…

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

  • Feb 17, 2021
    Lots of ‘technical/real life' loose ends but oh so entertaining so you don't care. Loved the character development. Many episodes to keep you happy. Loved!
  • Feb 15, 2021
    Imposters Season One is dark comedy about a female con artist named Maddie played by the beautiful Inbar Lavi who uses love to con men to marry her then disappears with their money. The victims are left tormented, broke, and their life derailed . These victims played by Rob Heaps, Parker Young, and Marianne Rendon end up finding each other to look for their long lost love to see why she did what she did. Her actions were order by the Doctor played by Ray Proscia along with their partners Katherine LaNasa and Brian Benben. Maddie on another assignment in Seattle falls for an unbeknownst FBI agent played by Stephon Bishop. The season ends up on a roller coaster ride where the four main characters work together to con the FBI to try to get away from them. It's a fun clever script that I feel in love with the characters hoping they do the right thing. Definitely check out this series, second season is around the corner.
  • Jan 24, 2021
    None of these characters are remotely likeable. The cast was clearly hired based on attractiveness and not talent. Vapid, boring, and nonsensical. How exactly is this being billed as a comedy? I must be watching a different show. The actor playing Maddie's father is a clear standout.
  • Jan 17, 2021
    Started out really good than completely fell apart. I mean they took out Douglas who played Heller ( Bank exec) with all that promise, money laundering , love thing and bank position and than Boom just Killed it the whole plot lead .Than they went into absolute crazy with nonsense moronic plot twists. Why do shows do this Kill the entire plot and characters and than jump into wacko land
  • Jan 13, 2021
    Great show! Really good story well crafted and great fresh actors.
  • Jan 13, 2021
    This is a gem. I haven't seen a good show like this in a while. Thanks Netflix.
  • Jan 12, 2021
    Meh, started out ok, then got BS like. A women cons 3 people, they hunt her down, then they fall in with her and help out? Really? I don't think so.
  • Dec 16, 2020
    Lame situations, writing, and performances. I endured it in the background as my girlfriend watched it.
  • 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.

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